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Bleck Cra
2007-09-03 00:43:54
WOOLLY ARGUMENT
Some bonehead was banging on about erosion. “Dolomites… Peru... Kathmandu…” Everywhere you could name-drop into 30 seconds - with the effect on Cra of nails on a blackboard. Lord spare us from such fools, who protect Giant Hogweed in Oxford Street, while indescribable horrors befall brother human beings on their own doorstep. Also in the company, is McG - of few words but each, incisive. Ossified brain-pan clatters on about catastrophe - and up pipes McG - “Artificial. Artificial - it’s all artificial”. Reader, within living memory of your great-great-grandfather’s great-great-grandfather (-ish) the barren rock that gneiss-noggin is sitting on, would be under a verdant sward or dappled by sunbursts from larch, ash, oak and birch. Wild boar are scolding their weanlings and bear and bobcat hold sway across the diversest of flora and fauna. Within a couple of centuries, another bone-head, inside a pullover with legs, has turned the natural magic that mesmerised celts, iberians, vikings, britons, normans…. into the romantic wilderness that now occupies empty heads. These lummoxes are back in the Mournes - no more watering holes for us, unless you want crypto spirididoodle to bury itself so far into your offal department that the only cure is to shoot yourself with a silver bullet. A tenuous link - what are our views about the erudite, literate, endlessly knowledgable and thoroughly affable Nicholas Crane being replaced in the Beeb’s COAST, by a Scottish corner boy with bad hair and even worse dental work? Crane’s own prog yesterday covered some oul English doll, looking for England on 2 wheels, and 2 legs: and the thesis? Get up off your “h” and find real Ireland instead of l’Hotel du Lac. However, if you like Peru, go back there - and drink plenty of the water.


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The Kentmere Round
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
A nice, easy-going loop walk which takes in 8 Wainwrights. walk, Len: 20.8km, Climb: 1114m, Area: Yoke, Lake District - Eastern Fells (Bri...

  
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Carrig Island: Kerry Island.
sandman 16 hours ago.
The Island is connected to the mainland allowing for vehicle access and out from the coastal walk the island is well farmed it even has its own B/B. The high point of the island is located adjacen...

  
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Mweelrea: Brilliant Mountain, But Demands Respect
Aidy 4 days ago.
I found Mweelrea to be a magnificent mountain, dramatic, rugged, and with amazing views. I would definitely recommend ascending from the Doo Lough side to take in the Ben Lugmore tops and Ben Bury...

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The Langdale Pikes
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
This route includes the amazing, scary scramble up Pavey Ark via Jake's Rake. A total of 9 Wainwrights bagged along t... walk, Len: 22.1km, Climb: 1117m, Area: Lang How, Lake District - Central & Wes

  
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Slievenashaska: Wild mountain run
Dbosonnet a week ago.
Slievenashaska taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

  
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Caora Bhán: Dunkerron ridge run
Dbosonnet a week ago.
Coomnacronia taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

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Not mountains, but might interest coast lover
Aidy 2 days ago.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1cedpjs7nwId_STtX9cNIDFoyMnRHtG-I've started a wee project doing photo slideshows on the beaches in Co Donegal. It has unfortunately kept me out of the moun...

  
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Buachaille Etive Mor by night
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 15.3km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg, Loch ...

  
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Topped Mountain: Short & simple
Colin Murphy a week ago.
A simple little Binnion to climb (the name Topped 'Mountain' is a bit of a stretch). A gravel path & steps from a carpark will see you reach the top in about 15 minutes, and you won't even need yo...

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Buachaille Etive Beag
David-Guenot an hour ago.
walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 930m, Area: Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Coire Raineac...

  
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Crockmulroney: Good summit for Carn-baggers
Colin Murphy a week ago.
A fine hill with a well defined summit and great views. Plenty of parking spots along the R254 directly to the south of the summit. From there it's a relatively simple 1km climb to the top.

  
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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman a week ago.
For the walkers who may not wish to visit the summit area a photo of same.


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