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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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Aghla Mountain
Onzy a day ago.
Aghla Mountain and its South Top walk, Len: 9.1km, Climb: 213m, Area: Aghla Mountain South Top, Bluestack Mounta...

  
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Cashel Hill: updated link to walking route
markmjcampion 2 days ago.
The link given by fkaatje below doesn't appear to be working. Try this insteadhttp://www.roundstone-connemara.com/styled-8/styled-36/styled-33/index.html

  
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Sperrins: Mullaghadoo
Onzy a day ago.
Route out and back to Mullaghdoo walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 165m, Area: Learmount Mtn S Top, Sperrin Mountains (Ir...

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Eglish: Options.
sandman 3 days ago.
Option 1 you can access the summit via the gate entrance described in the previous comments but you should keep to the track which although becomes faint as you keep left at C5101104838 this will ...

  
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Culliagh SE Top: Excellent Views Of The Bluestacks
Aidy 4 days ago.
This was my third small hill of the day after nearby Ballystrang and Cark Mountain, and this was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch. All three are short walks, but this one was marginally more diff...

  
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Nephin Challenge
GSheehy 4 days ago.
I travelled up early on Friday to see if I could get permission to start the walk from the NE side of Slieve Carr. Vis... walk, Len: 33.3km, Climb: 2359m, Area: Knocklettercuss, North Mayo (Ireland)

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Cark Mountain: Surprisingly Good Views
Aidy 4 days ago.
The small hills I've done recently from my local 100 have been a mixed bag, and when I saw how heavily covered by windmills this one was, I didn't have high hopes. I was pleasantly surprised howev...

  
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Walk for MountainViews members and friends
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
SCAVENGER WALK 12 – 20000 SLIEVE LEAGUES UNDER THE SEASaturday May 28th South-West DonegalThe twelfth of these popular bi-annual (they will be again, honest!) walks.Based in Killybegs Co.Donegal, ...

  
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Ballystrang: Easy Access On Wind Farm Road
Aidy 4 days ago.
The beauty of small hills like this is that even if they're not spectacular, they take little time or effort, and in cases like this are made even easier by wind farm access roads. The road here t...

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Practice route with fermoy scouts
jackill a week ago.
walk, Len: 12.4km, Climb: 364m, Area: Galty Mountains (Ireland)

  
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The Wall Decision: Let There be No Panic
CaptainVertigo a week ago.
The legal duty of occupiers of land to “recreational users” is set out in Section 4 of the Occupiers' Liability Act of 1995. It is the same duty that is owed to trespassers:(a) not to injure the p...

  
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Eglish: Inaccessible Due To Wind Farm Construction
Aidy 4 days ago.
Unfortunately impossible to get to the summit of this hill at the time of writing. I intended to access on the wind farm road, from sandman's point D, but construction is well advanced now, with a...


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