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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
Mullaghnacross Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman less than an hour ago.
You have an option for access to the summit area of this hill either by the farm gate located at G1939433614 or thru the front gate of the house adjacent now thru the front door down the hall and ...

  
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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 a day ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible thoroughly exploring various d... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 3 days ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

  
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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 4 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

  
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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT 3 days ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

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Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 2 days ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT 3 days ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 5 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
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Benbeg to Cuilcagh
dmcdevitt 5 days ago.
GPS was not accurate during the walk. learn't a lesson not to use your phone app to track your walk but overall it is ac walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 447m, Area: Benbeg, Breifne (Ireland) Benbeg

  
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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 5 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...


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