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CaptainVertigo
2012-02-18 09:16:35
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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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Summit Comment
Church Mountain: Different Ways Up
Pepe 5 days ago.
I started from N9343 0239 and followed the forestry track. Somehow though I took a wrong turning (on an inviting looking greenway path) and found myself at a dead end in the forestry. Luckily thou...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknaveagh: An Easy Stroll
Pepe 5 days ago.
Two and a half hours will take you all the way from the centre of Bantry to the trig and back down town again. Finding your way up from the streets to the Knocknaveagh carpark can be tricky - the ...

  
Track
Mweelrea and the Ben Lugmore Ridge
Onzy 4 days ago.
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Forum: General
Accident on Carrauntoohil
mcrtchly 3 days ago.
http://m.rte.ie/news/2016/0724/804511-body-kerry-mountain/

  
Track
Cuilcagh - a great day on the hills!
peter1 3 days ago.
Rather than climbing Cuilagh from the high point on the road to the south of Benbeg, I decided to make a traverse of the walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 502m, Area: Breifne (Ireland) Cuilcagh, Benbeg

  
Summit Comment
Carrignagower: Last of the Comeraghs
Kennyj a week ago.
Got a chance to return to the magical Comeraghs and set about tackling my last summit in the area-Carrignagower,parking at Curraheen S307154 and followed the waymarked White trail to the Gap,follo...

Summit Comment
Benbulbin: A tough walk but well worth the view - 17th of July 2017
Fatman1967 3 days ago.
My wife and I had good weather, warm with hazy sunshine & a cooling breeze. We set off from point G684 451 A & proceeded along the track, in places overgrown with fuchsia trees. So much so we had ...

  
Track
Zugspitze descent
jackill 5 days ago.
The Zugspitze- Wetterstein MountainsThis is the route off Germanys highest mountain which starts and ends with a cable c walk, Len: 14.0km, Climb: 336m, Area: Austria, Tyrol ()

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Snaght: Great climb but disappointing summit experience
Jdunne365 a week ago.
Just to say that I climbed this today. The memorial plaque at the trig pillar has been smashed. I don't know how long ago or how long it has been there but if you know anyone who was involved in p...

Track
A short but rewarding circuit at the edge of the 12-bens
ColinCallanan a week ago.
This track is based on Onzy's one, but goes in the reverse direction and takes in the cairns at the edge of each top. ... walk, Len: 8.4km, Climb: 616m, Area: An Chailleach, Twelve Bens (Ireland) An

  
Summit Comment
Galtymore: The Gorgeous Galtees
hendycoco 2 weeks ago.
We parked at the Clydagh bridge carpark and walked along the Glencush boreen and through a farmyard, approaching the Galtees from the North, with a view to climb Galtybeg first and then tackle Gal...

  
Forum: General
Temp re-routing of Beara Way, near Knockoura
simon3 6 days ago.
Thinking of visiting summits in the Slieve Miskish area (west end of the Beara peninsula)? Miskish Mtn, Knockoura or track 1340 for example.We are informed that a section of the Beara Way between ...


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