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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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Track
Near Lugduff SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
smmccann an hour ago.
walk, Length:19.7km, Climb: 1047m, Area: Lugduff SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Lugduff SE Top, Lugduff

  
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THE mountain view
mcrtchly 10 hours ago.
We can sometimes get spectacular views of the 'mountains' in Ireland, when it's not raining. The same is true in NE India where the summer Monsoon can obscure not just the views but make you feel ...

  
Track
Near Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
smmccann a day ago.
walk, Length:12.9km, Climb: 576m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Brockagh Mountain

Track
Beenoskee & Stradbally
Onzy a day ago.
Circular route over Stradbally Mountain, Beenoskee, Coombane walk, Length:17.0km, Climb: 956m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ireland) St

  
Track
PMG Walk 01 - Great Sugar Loaf Loop Walk
simoburn a week ago.
PMG Walk 1 - Did the normal loop route at night. 2 hrs - 5km walk, Length:5.3km, Climb: 379m, Area: Great Sugar Loaf, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Great

  
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It's the Lidl Things that Count
CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
I charged down to Lidl, bought the poles AND some kind of a hillwalking "top" (XL) and saw a radio for 8.99 so I bought that too. I forgot the watch which looked very exciting so I'll have to go b...

Summit Comment
Muckish: Brilliant Experience
Aidy 6 days ago.
A few weeks ago, coming down from Carrauntoohil and Cnoc na Toinne and making my way back to Cronin's Yard, I fell in to the company of a very knowledgable Corkman - obviously a very experienced h...

  
Summit Comment
Torc Mountain W Top: Ireland
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Torc West Top is unmarked by a cairn or other prominence. However it is a fairly well-defined grassy mound with great views over the lakes of Killarney and towards Torc mountain itself. On my desc...

  
Summit Comment
Benchoona: A contender for the best panorama in Ireland.
garrettd 6 days ago.
I climbed the three summits in this area and Doughruagh as part of a two-day backpack in mid-September 2014. The weather was exceptional for the time of year and the lack of rain over quite a dry ...

Summit Comment
Torc Mountain: Well-defined rocky top
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Torc summit is well defined but unmarked by a cairn or trig pillar. The highest point is this craggy rock. Great views in all directions. It is also just a 15 minute walk to Torc West Top, which i...

  
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Lidl-de idle
jackill 2 days ago.
Also they have a watch with an altimeter and compass for Ä24.99, worth a punt maybe.

  
Track
PMG Walk 2 - Prince Williams Seat to Two Rock Mountain
simoburn a week ago.
PMG Walk 2 - A loop walk. 5hrs - 23kms. Prince William's Sea walk, Length:22.9km, Climb: 1002m, Area: Prince William's Seat, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)


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