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CaptainVertigo
2011-12-11 19:22:27
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Rescuing The Undeserving Poor
An extract from the Final Report of the Reparations Committee of the German Parliament (“Lost in Eireann” Section), December 2011.
“Fruenden. I wish to report on the repayment requirement of Ms. Eire who lately lost her way during a sudden change of weather and whose rescue has cost Germany One Hundred Million Euro. The aggravating factors are many. Ms. Eire allowed herself to be led by unqualified yahoos who promised dizzying heights without the slightest effort and assured her of a soft landing in the event of a fall. Sober elements who counselled her to “come down before you get hurt” were advised to “quit moanin’” and “go top yerselves” by the crazies at the front. Preparations for adverse weather conditions seem to have involved the erection of a totally unsuitable “Galway tent” which was simply blown away when the crisis came. Nothing had been mapped out in advance. None of them had one iota of where they were going. They didn’t just get lost themselves – they left half a million poles in their wake. Most of their badly constructed refuge huts are rotting on their higher slopes (now notoriously called The Reeks because of the bad smells which linger). Their GPS regulator had no energy in his batteries. It was a disaster from beginning to end.”
“Hans. What do you say about their ability to pay? A Ms. Winters writes from Wicklow Eire that this too is important.”
“Ability to pay is Zero”
“Okay. Then let them start Fundraising!”
“I will recommend a sponsored walk in the Reeks”
“Who will sponsor them?”
“Us…we’re the only ones with any money left”
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 2 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 2 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 3 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Onzy 3 days ago.

  
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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...


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