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Well Vertigo: all .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
CaptainVertigo
2012-02-18 09:16:35
"The Lansdowne Hotel" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
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WAI MV Annual Event
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours and laugh at them in our turn?" Oh Jane forgive me! I never wholly acknowledged the universality of that truth. Mine has been a life of shallow delight in the fragility of the human psyche manifest in family, friends and fellow man.The notion that I might, in my turn, unravel, had certainly occurred to me, but I believed that any such denouement of the soul would echo my finer characteristerics: endurance, fortitude, dignity and grace. I had pictured myself in the considerable bosom of my family perhaps sharing a meal, and the youngest child would whisper to his mother "Why is Daddy dribbling?". No scene. No drama. I would simply be brought to the garden shed and left there until whatever wave coursing through my neurons had crashed on the shore of my iron will. Oh that it might have been so! Instead, Nature exacted revenge for my smugness at a time and a place of her own choosing. Last night I was due to address a convention of the nation's leading mountain folk on the subject of Upland Cinematography. A heavy cold had resulted in the consumption of an array of "over the counter drugs", with some alcohol added to lubricate my burning throat. I grabbed the microphone like a man possessed and began a Quixotic rant against windmills and telecommunications towers, spoke of "solitary activity" on the hills, and "religious experiences". I had barely gotten going when the kindly man from WAI began to tinkle the "time up" bell, and walking sticks were extended onto the stage and I was gently but firmly pulled off. Had there been an orchestra present one might have heard a titantic rendition of "Nearer my God to Thee" as my ship sank. Instead, the lights dimmed and the mcrtchly Maamturks motion picture began to roll. A soothing balm for all.
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PMG Walk 78 - Benbulbin area.
simoburn less than an hour ago.
PMG Walk 78 - Benbulbin area. walk, Length:29.6km, Climb: 1282m, Area: Kings Mountain, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Kings Mountain, Benbulbin, Benwiski

  
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PMG Walk 77 - Ox Mountains
simoburn a day ago.
PMG Walk 77 - Ox Mountains walk, Length:24.5km, Climb: 591m, Area: Ox Mountains (Ireland) Sruffaungarve Top, Annatoran, Knockalongy

  
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PMG Walk 76 - Slieve Carr & Nephin Beg
simoburn 2 days ago.
PMG Walk 76 - Slieve Carr & Nephin Beg. Day 18 in the hills! walk, Length:39.7km, Climb: 1720m, Area: Knocklettercuss, North Mayo (Ireland) Knocklett

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PMG Walk 75 - Croaghaun Summits
simoburn 3 days ago.
PMG Walk 75 - Croaghaun Summits in mad wind!Day 17 in the hi walk, Length:9.2km, Climb: 928m, Area: Benmore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Benmore, Croagh

  
Summit Comment
Cock Mountain: A McVeigh Spelga
CaptainVertigo 3 days ago.
There are many Spelga Circuits. Gerry McVeigh's MOURNE MOUNTAINS - HIGH CIRCUIT OF SPELGA will certainly give you the "feel" of the general area in autumn. It is , I am afraid, a little bleak. He...

  
Summit Comment
Aghla Beg: A PATRICK ZERKOWSKI FILM
CaptainVertigo 6 days ago.
The closest I have gotten to the Aghlas to date is to observe them from Mackoght and Errigal. When I do get to walk that way I will be having another good look at Patrick Zerkowski's YouTube film ...

Track
PMG Walk 74 - Slievemore on Achill Island
simoburn 3 days ago.
PMG Walk 74 - Slievemore on Achill Island.Day 16 in the hill walk, Length:10.3km, Climb: 716m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Slievemore

  
Summit Comment
Dereenavurrig Hill: Mind you, grand terrain from the other side!
Conor74 3 days ago.
Yep, it's a heartbreaker going from Beann Mhór. Contemplated it before...then thought naaaaa. Did it from the Sneem side. Leave car where road forks and there is a house on the corner, near p...

  
Summit Comment
Dereenavurrig Hill: Beautiful Place, DREADFUL terrain
ciarraioch a week ago.
Nearly got fooled by this one, all 261m of it. Roughest terrain I've encountered and that's including the area south of Lough Cloon. In November 2014, we went for what we thought was a 'jolly' sta...

Track
PMG Walk 73 - The Corrauns
simoburn 4 days ago.
PMG Walk 73 - The Corrauns.Day 16 in the hills! After the pr walk, Length:13.9km, Climb: 630m, Area: Corraun Hill East Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Beann Dhearg: The Red Peak
ciarraioch a week ago.
The first of the trio of hills named for colours, this can be approached from either V76140 84006 or V 77955 81514. Better still, if you have two cars start on the Loch Acoose side and finish in a...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Error affecting GPS track upload fixed.
simon3 4 days ago.
Yesterday 17 Nov 2014 it became apparent that the Tracks | Upload a track feature had stopped working, though it isn't clear when. The fault is actually something on the Garmin site where some fi...


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