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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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The Tom Crean Challenge
Jim Holmes 11 hours ago.
This was the Tom Crean Challenge 2014 as hosted by the Annas walk, Length:29.6km, Climb: 1770m, Area: Brandon, Brandon Group (Ireland) Brandon, Brand

  
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Roineabhal: Hebridean wonder
Peter Walker 14 hours ago.
The 'main' road south from Tarbert is mainly notable for the sumptuous coastline along which it passes (the beaches...dear lord, the beaches), and it climaxes in the unique little church at Rodel....

  
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Knock Maa Hike
ColinCallanan a day ago.
Summary: A nice short hike in a pleasant forest, followed by walk, Length:3.8km, Climb: 131m, Area: Knockmaa, North Midlands (Ireland) Knockmaa

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Gortnessy Hill: In defence of Gortnessy...well, slightly
Peter Walker 17 hours ago.
Harry Goodman is fundamentally right about the relative lack of merits of Gortnessy Hill...it'll never be worth a specific visit. But it's quite nice in late summer if you happen to be passing...

  
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The Lug Walk
Jim Holmes a day ago.
This was the Lug Walk of 2011 as hosted by The Irish Rambler walk, Length:51.6km, Climb: 2153m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Kippure, Carrigvore, G

  
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Slieve Beagh South East Top: A Purgatorial Encounter
CaptainVertigo 23 hours ago.
I always get excited about putting forward the clocks in late March. To my mind it signals the end of winter, regardless of weather. In practical terms there is an immediate addition of light at...

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The Maamturks Challenge Route
Jim Holmes a day ago.
This was The Maamturks Challenge of 2014 as hosted by NUIG M walk, Length:28.8km, Climb: 2395m, Area: Corc

  
Summit Comment
Croaghanirwore: Hard Won But Well Worth It
Aidy 2 days ago.
I have made a few attempts to get to Croaghanirwore, but have always been beaten back by bad weather on the occasions I've tried. I've always used the same route, starting at Barnes Gap on the N1...

  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fvjQhdU4Rw
CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
Don't want to give away all the surprises but there are quite a few

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The Blackstairs Challenge Walk
Jim Holmes a day ago.
This was the Backstairs Walk of 2012 as hosted by The Wayfar walk, Length:31.0km, Climb: 1436m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mountains (

  
Summit Summary
Mullaghturk: Worth seeking out.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Harry Goodman 3 days ago.
Start at H6826188284 and follow a track up until it peters out in a thick patch of rushes and old turf cuttingd H6790588743. Continue up the untracked hillside to a wooden gate H6754588927 about ...

  
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Slieve Felim
peter1 3 days ago.
Cycled up the forest track on my mountain bike from the trai run, Length:6.6km, Climb: 43m, Area: Shannon (Ireland)


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