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CaptainVertigo
2011-06-13 23:59:18
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I don't smoke. I never did. Well except maybe once or twice when I've had a feed of pints, and that mostly involved sticking them in my ears nose and so forth. It was always clear to me that one could no more justify permitting people to blow smoke on their peers than urinating on them. But what consenting adults did in private was entirely another matter. They could inhale Wavin Pipes full of tobacco for all I cared. But drink. Now that's a different kettle of fish. Drink, a priori, can be consumed without necessarily causing discomfort to thy neighbour or his wife. Drink, in moderation, need have no deleterious effects on one's companions at all. The fact some overdo it can hardly justify prohibiting the rest of us from imbibing. But I live in fear of a growing consensus that contends that alcohol as a social fact is poisoning the body politic. People are faintly aggrieved that they do not live forever, and there is mounting evidence that our lives are shortened by any consumption beyond the merest sip. May I say now to you my friends on the hills that if I am taken from you prematurely and if alcohol is a suspect at the inquest you are to rejoice in my passing, and be glad that after long days on the hills I have enjoyed that special moment when the life shortening elixir of darkness spills throatwards. I raise a special glass to Martin Scorcese McCritchly and leading lady Sharron for their recreation of this sublime moment as night fell on the Turks and the angels sang.
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Ballyknockan Duo
Bunsen7 an hour ago.
Park in the car park of the pub beside the disused petrol pump in the centre of Ballyknockan. With your back to the pu... walk, Len: 8.5km, Climb: 542m, Area: Silsean, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Silsea

  
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Truskmore: The Height of Sligo
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Peter Walker an hour ago.
The Dartry Mountains are among the most distinctive in Ireland, so it's unfortunate that their highest hill is one of the least distinctive in the range. Once one gets away from the signature stee...

  
Summit Comment
Truskmore: ACCESS PROBLEM at CLOONTYPRUGHLISH IG788 476
eflanaga 13 hours ago.
Earlier today I accompanied a friend, who is completing the County Tops, to climb onto Truskmore. Having previously summited from the Glencar and Tievebaun sides I suggested we go up by Eagles Roc...

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Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
IainT 17 hours ago.
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in the north of England, run every January, invariably featuring snowdrifts, gales and many miles of sucking bog, much of it run in the dark. It...

  
Track
Cadair Idris Circuit
Onzy 17 hours ago.
Route over Cadair Idris with a number of extensions. This descent is far from intuitive, largely untracked and involv... walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1086m, Area: Craig Lwyd, Dolgellau to Machynlleth (B

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Binnian: New developments
Mrswoodlands a day ago.
Climbed Binnion from the Carrick Little car park yesterday. We went up the Mourne wall as described by other contributers. While hugging the wall, as described, we noted a clear track not previous...

Summit Summary
Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Snowdon: Nantlle Ridge
Onzy 17 hours ago.
Nantlle Ridge route. Few blips in track - distance is about 20k, ascent 1,250 and time 7.30. walk, Len: 15.6km, Climb: 837m, Area: Y Garn, Snowdonia (Britain) Y Garn, Mynyd...

  
Summit Summary
Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
Track
Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...


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