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CaptainVertigo
2012-01-20 12:24:16
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No Pain No Gain
I am reliably informed that the Oxford University Press has published a treatise in which the author argues that the existence of pain means that it would be ethically preferable to discontinue future life on earth. Apparently the gist of the thesis is that the yet to be born (and now never to be born) will comprise two groups. One group will be made up of those who will experience more pleasure than pain in their lives...The other will be made up of the unfortunate for whom the contrary is true. The former , if unborn, will never know what they are missing and so no harm is done. The latter, if unborn, will avoid a painful life. Excuse me. What about mascochists like myself for whom part of the mountaintop experience is the pain suffered getting there? I am well aware that I could go to Wales to take the train to Snowdonia's summit but I suspect that "summit easy" as they say in Corrie is "summit hollow". Forgive me for quoting the Clintons again but surely when you reach the summit you have to say: "I honour what we've been through" ? I'm pretty sure that Plato (presumably being jibed by Socrates) had a theory of opposites to the effect that nothing can exist unless it has an opposite. Will someone please direct me to this book so that I can rebut it. I will return to this topic soon.
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Summit Comment
Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen 5 days 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...

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen 6 days 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...

  
Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days 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...

Summit Comment
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 ...

  
Summit Comment
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...

  
Summit Comment
Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 a week ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

Track
Binnian-Lamagan Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 23.1km, Climb: 1364m, Area: Wee Binnian, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) ...

  
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Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 5 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...

  
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ewen
ewen 5 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

Track
Spelga Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 739m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (I...

  
Summit Comment
Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj a week ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
Track
Donard-Commedagh ridge walk
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.6km, Climb: 1160m, Area: Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains (Ireland...


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