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Bleck Cra
2012-02-23 18:17:33
FREEDOM THEY CAN'T TAKE AWAY: BRIDGE THEY CAN
Davie I agree with you and time has been cruel to me – so I could probably slip under the fence back into Scotland the Brave – unrecognised. We shall see.
I do not disagree with anything you write and I am mindful that in a few years the disruption will be forgotten and just as you describe, I and everyone else (at that confused age) will swear these edifices have been there since Queen Maebh – much as we shall swear the earth is flat and John Lennon was the Tsar of Russia, sort of thing ish nurse.
That written and conceded, we always need whistleblowers and evangelists to put manners on the baddies. You are right – the thing is a windmill (and doubtless they will find an imperative to build one of these too …) but if the enthusiasm to go round and round at full speed (entirely self-propelled) can in any way be dampened, I am up for it. If it means one ugly bridge doesn’t get built or one less useless track, I see that as some success.
It behoves us to look after the things that give us most pleasure and to remind ourselves what it is about the mountains we love - and should we need reminded…., it is the wildness and the absence of human interference.
A friend fell on ice on Sunday coming off the new Binnian track. I quote her message to me – “Slipped on the path leading off Binnian heading towards the Blue Lough bloody death traps those paths.”
Oh for a law suit……


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Track
Sandakphu Trek
mcrtchly 18 hours ago.
The Darjeeling district of West Bengal State in India is hem walk, Length:70.0km, Climb: 3146m, Area: India, West Bengal ()

  
Summit Summary
Bunnacunneen: Superb Vantage Point above Connemara
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Onzy a day ago.
Bunnacunneen is a well located peak situated across the R336 to the north and east of the Maamturks range; It has a full 360 degree views from its summit. The views are stunning on a good day, t...

  
Summit Comment
Coolnahau Hill: Drive in Dump
eamonoc a day ago.
What can be said about the sight that greeted my teenage daughter and I today in Co Kilkenny. Keen to introduce her to the delights of Mt Views and Hill walking, decided to try a few small hills i...

Track
Bray to Greystones path
Onzy 2 days ago.
One for all the family on a good day with the prospect of a walk, Length:8.3km, Climb: 28m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Currywongaun: Hill at forefront of technology
chalky 2 days ago.
Had a conversation with the farmer on the way down who told me that the concrete platforms referred to are the remains of a Marconi installation that produced the first telegraph signals to Americ...

  
Summit Summary
Benbrack: Speckled Ben
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Onzy 2 days ago.
Benbrack is a typical quartzite peak in the Twelve Bens which is a little off the main routes. It boasts great views into the main range as well as to the coast to the west. There is a small lake...

Track
Keady Mountain
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
A grassy 'road' leaves the minor road heading north from the walk, Length:3.1km, Climb: 161m, Area: Keady Mountain, Keenaght (Ireland) Keady Mountain

  
Summit Comment
Porturlin Hill: Airy summit.
chalky 2 days ago.
Airy summit right on cliff edge with fabulous views. Linear walk along the cliffs from Glinsk to Porturlin.

  
Forum: General
Lough Ouler under a cloud.
Astrofizz01 2 days ago.
I took this nice little shot of the lake as I came down off Tonelagee about two weeks ago. I had not really planned on going out that weekend but the weather was so good I could not resist it.

Track
Short Loop above Kylemore
Onzy 4 days ago.
Circular walk taking in Benbaun minor, Benbrack and Knockbra walk, Length:9.2km, Climb: 665m, Area: Binn Bh

  
Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Spectacular scenery
chalky 2 days ago.
Coastal walk from Glinsk to Porturlin along this very impressive coastline. Left Illanmaster Island for another day !

  
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Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada, Spain
brenno 2 days ago.
At 3,482m, Mulhacen is the highest peak in mainland Spain (Teide in Tenerife is the highest) and is easily climbed by any reasonably fit walker, although it is prone to some fierce snow storms in ...


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