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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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Forum: General
The world's scariest walkway?
mcrtchly a few minutes ago.
The Caminito de Rey (The pathway of the King) runs for over three kilometres some 100 metres above the Guadalhorce River in the Desfiladero del los Gaitanes gorge near the village of El Chorro, ab...

  
Forum: General
Caterpillar Sheefry Hills
eamonoc 8 hours ago.
Any ideas what type of Caterpillar this is, spotted just of western way, on ascent of Tawny Rower at approx 400mts

  
Track
Sheeffrys Traverse
Onzy 11 hours ago.
Standard romp over the Sheefrys in good company on a lousy d walk, Length:16.8km, Climb: 958m, Area: Tawny Rower, Sheeffry Hills (Ireland) Tawny Rowe

Track
Tara ramble from the south.
simon3 12 hours ago.
There's a limited amount of parking along the road and the t walk, Length:3.5km, Climb: 50m, Area: Tara Hill, North Wexford (Ireland) Tara Hill

  
Track
PMG Walk 64 - Ben Gorm Mountains
simoburn 14 hours ago.
PMG Walk 64 - Ben Gorm Mountains. The weather forecast for t walk, Length:19.1km, Climb: 906m, Area: Ben Gorm Mountains (Ireland) Ben Gorm, Ben Cregg

  
Summit Comment
Creach Bheinn: Nice rocky summit
markmjcampion a day ago.
See my entry for Bearraich

Summit Summary
Tara Hill: Coastal Views though lots of wood.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
There is space for 1 car to park at a gate without blocking it at T207 619. From here a nice track leads up through the trees and it is easy to use a couple of tracks to find the trig pillar and r...

  
Track
Sea-To-Summit of Teide (Playa Del Socorro - Teide- Montana Blanca Car Park)
GSheehy a day ago.
There's a couple of ways that you can do this sea-to-summit. walk, Length:34.2km, Climb: 3803m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Gullion: Unforgettable place.
hazyview 3 days ago.
Two of us climbed this in late April. Had difficulty reaching car parks but found a spot to pull in near where the road was blocked by a yellow barrier. Walked up the road past top carpark, & then...

Summit Comment
Benbulbin: Access Problems, Wednesday 17 August 2011
Wildcat 3 days ago.
The corrected route still starts at grid reference G684 451. Note that parking is difficult and junctions, lanes and farm entrances must be left clear so tractors and trailers can get access. The...

  
Track
Near Coomhola Mountain, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)
simon3 2 days ago.
walk, Length:12.5km, Climb: 419m, Area: Coomhola Mountain, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) Coomhola Mountain, The Priests Leap, Derroograne

  
Summit Summary
Benbulbin: Remarkable mountain, watch out for access.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
There have been access difficulties regarding this summit. A simple approach to Benbulbin is to start at G684 451 however some have found difficulties here. A track leads to fields below a steep...


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