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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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Forum: General
OSI public viewer and 1:25,000 maps
mcrtchly less than an hour ago.
In reply to Tamjk's recent post about OSI maps, I can make the following observations:The depiction of scale of digital maps on a computer screen depends upon the 'zoom' level and the pitch (pixel...

  
Forum: General
Sirrah?
kernowclimber an hour ago.
Addressing someone in such a derogatory manner, does not, in my estimation, warrant a response. Is it necessary to be so rude Tamjk?

  
Forum: General
MV doesn't support 1:25 000 maps?
wicklore an hour ago.
Hi tamjk. In your post re mapping (which I'll leave to mcrtchly and other mapping experts to answer) you also made the comment that: "And, from what I hear at the OSI, no one from Mountain View o...

Forum: General
Elaborate, Sirrah . . .
tamjk 2 hours ago.
** The OSI public map viewer only shows generalised contours. **Please elaborate on what the difference is between the contour and the "generalised contour" is.** The scale of the OSI map viewer i...

  
Summit Comment
Ballyscanlan Hill: The Copper Coast.
sandman 9 hours ago.
Parking beside forest entrance S5437702608 walk in track keeping left at waterworks and after app 40m at S5459602442 turn left uphill over a faint track which will bring you to the clearing shown ...

  
Track
Mothaillin to Stumpa Duloigh
CaptainVertigo 18 hours ago.
Two hours work wiped out when I let the program "time out". Feeling demoralised and going to bed! walk, Len: 17.8km, Climb: 1079m, Area: Mothaill?n, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland...

Summit Comment
Knocknarea: Lots of interest
Aidy a day ago.
Walked up from the car park to the east. As others have said, brilliant views for a very short, easy walk, and the added interest of the huge burial cairn on the summit. Also saw a few other inter...

  
Track
The Erik the Red Land's Trek
mcrtchly a day ago.
Think of Greenland and you inevitably conjure up visions of a frigid landscape of vast expanses of snow, ice, glaciers a walk, Len: 67.0km, Climb: 2143m, Area: Greenland, Vestgr?nland ()

  
Summit Summary
Common Mountain: Broad Top with Steep Ground to North and East
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Common Mountain is isolated from most other hills by its location in the apex of a narrow fork of land, where the N56 meets the R230.For the easiest ascent, it is hard to ignore the lay-by parking...

Track
VALLIBIERNA
David-Guenot a day ago.
Looking at the maps in my obsession to tackle a few +3000m before the end of the season, I found quite a few ones in the walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 1022m, Area: Unid, Unid ()

  
Summit Comment
Croaghconnellagh: Tough but impressive top
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
There's no easy way up this hill as it is pretty isolated from everything around it in terms of elevation and pretty much every side of it is steep. In fact some approaches are precipitous. I had ...

  
Track
The Sruell Circuit
Peter Walker a day ago.
This is more or less the route featured in both Adrian Hendroffs Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim guide and Helen Fairbairns " walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 630m, Area: Lavagh More, Bluestack Mountains (Irelan


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