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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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4 over 600m (+1!) in Glenbeigh
Onzy 15 hours ago.
Route taking in Keamconneragh, Teeromoyle Mtn, Coomacarrea, walk, Length:15.9km, Climb: 862m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Kea

  
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Slieve Carr: The most remote cottage in Ireland?
Colin Murphy 17 hours ago.
On our approach to Slieve Carr we came across the ruins of the cottage in the picture at point 895 100, which appears to be of pre-Famine vintage. There is no visible track approaching it and the ...

  
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Nephin Beg: Challenging walk bagging two remote summits
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
There are several approaches to Nephin Beg, the usual one being from the car park at F97144 05177 then proceed up the Bangor Trail. This route however involves a very challenging day taking in S...

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Ballywhite Hill
Peter Walker a day ago.
Mr Goodman's route rendered in map form. Once over the gate walk, Length:2.3km, Climb: 29m, Area: Ballywhite Hill, Belfast Hills (Ireland) Ballywhit

  
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Slieve Carr: Ireland's two most remote peaks in one day
Colin Murphy a day ago.
We set ourselves the challenge of bagging Slieve Carr and Nephin Beg in the same day in October, which required a car at either end of the route. Started at 7.45 am, parking at the end of a narrow...

  
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Knockmealdown: A tough ascent from all sides
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaptainVertigo 4 days ago.
The most travelled routes to this summit are from the direction of the Sugarloaf. Starting at the Vee, where there is lots of room to park safely by the roadside, and heading up the rough, often ...

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Cullen Hill
Peter Walker a day ago.
An illustration of the route. walk, Length:2.0km, Climb: 56m, Area: Cullen Hill, Fermanagh/S Tyrone (Ireland) Cullen Hill

  
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Knocknashee: Trig support required!
eamonoc 4 days ago.
Climbed on 15/10/2014. Started at G 56332 18935, parked on roadside verge beside some old farm bulidings. Following directions of a Sligo Spur Walks, well made route card was able to ascend easily...

  
Track
PMG Walk 57 - Waterville Loop
simoburn 4 days ago.
PMG Walk 57 - Waterville Loop. Turned out a little bigger th walk, Length:49.2km, Climb: 2081m, Area: Farraniaragh Mountain, Dunkerron Mountains (Irel

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Slieve Main: On the main
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 days ago.
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point C444 372, cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at C425 380 then begin to ascend ...

  
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Beenkeragh: PATRICK ZERKOWSKI FILM
CaptainVertigo a week ago.
Patrick has put together another beautifully crafted YouTube movie, showing the ascent of Carrauntoohil by the Devil's Ladder route, and eventually reaching Beenkeragh. from the notorious ridge. V...

  
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PMG Walk 56 - Caunoge
simoburn 5 days ago.
PMG Walk 56 - Caunoge walk, Length:8.7km, Climb: 402m, Area: Caunoge, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Caunoge


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