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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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Gáinne Mór: Another Donegal Gem
Aidy 17 hours ago.
Donegal seems to have an endless supply of these little hills around its northern peninsulas offering amazing views for very little effort, none more so than this. I went up on Sunday while out dr...

  
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That bittersweet feeling
wwwalker 23 hours ago.
I now have to start working on my third local 100! Thank goodness I hadn't gone to the pain of completing the second, I'd have been even more upset. While I appreciate the efforts to include all m...

  
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Scrabo Hill: Towering views over north Down and beyond
kernowclimber a day ago.
Scrabo Hill, an AONB, rises dramatically above the town of Newtownards and the surrounding plain. The view from the hill is exceptional, extending across Strangford Lough to the Mourne Mountains, ...

Summit Comment
Tawnyanruddia: Take your time to enjoy
wicklore a day ago.
5 years ago this August I climbed Tawnyanruddia on my way to Slieve Carr. I had camped the night before in a dilapidated tin hut on the Bangor trail below at F 90646 11359 where the Bangor trail c...

  
Track
Cahas: West of Glengarriff
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route taking in the 3 Sugarloaf Mountain tops and the 3 Nareera tops. Parking is at V849 511, at the bottom of a mount... walk, Len: 11.2km, Climb: 862m, Area: Nareera, Caha Mountains (Ireland) Naree

  
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Knockakeo: A Pleasant Diversion
Pepe 2 days ago.
Climbed this along with nearby Garrylaurence on way from Waterford to Cork, a pleasant diversion adding less than two hours in total to the journey. Directions for both tops by other posters were ...

Track
A visit to two new MV summits in the eastern Glen of Imaal
mcrtchly a day ago.
walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 465m, Area: Table Mountain West Top, Dublin/Wicklow (...

  
Track
Near Ireland, Near Slievanea, Central Dingle (Ireland)
simon3 4 days ago.
Important note. The end of this route is at Ballyduff Graveyard around Q54076 10104. We no longer recommend finishing... walk, Len: 17.2km, Climb: 883m, Area: Ireland, Near Slievanea, Central Dingle

  
Summit Comment
Aghla Beg: Glacial Deposit
jsramsey1491 2 days ago.
Folks, Does anyone know how the long tongue of material extending from the north shoulder of Aghla Beg was formed. It is triangular in cross-section and extends northwards from the aforementioned ...

Track
The Ballyhouras
conormcbandon 4 days ago.
run, Len: 36.9km, Climb: 0m, Area: Carron Mountain, Ballyhoura Mountains (Irela...

  
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2 days ago.
I've been hillwalking since I was a teenager, but I haven't lived in Ireland for over 10 years now. I'm currently living in Scotland and so I'm (slowly) working my way through the Munros, Corbetts...

  
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Bencorrbeg: Working hard for your lunch...
peter1 3 days ago.
Climbed this with two friends on a very calm, humid and midge infested Wednesday in July. The midges even followed us to the summit! We continued on in cloud and rain to Binn an tSaighdiura and Be...


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