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CaptainVertigo
2012-07-18 23:21:42
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The Romantic Tradition
I remain convinced that the apparently anti-intellectual nature of this site is but a clever pose. Hill folk such as ourselves are incontrovertibly philosophical Romantics with a capital "R". There isn't one among us who doesn't dip into Rousseau, Keats, Shelley or MacFarlane as we munch our grub atop the sacred heights. But should a kindred spirit approach the much loved script is shoved into the backpack: our Romanticism is far too personal to be exposed to the kind of locker room banter that has become commonplace on the hills. Romanticism is essentially a flight back to the wild. It is a reaction against the soulless anomie of industrialisation and urbanisation. It seeks the authentic by fleeing the charade of modern life. MacFarlane refers to the Christian monks of our Atlantic extremities seeking to mirror the inner and outer landscapes. And while there is drama and fever in our great cities (think of the opening scene of Woody Allen's Manhattan) the ultimate shock and awe is to be found on top of the world looking down on creation when the light is right. It is a purer experience and ultimately more satisfying. (New MV members may wish to go to YouTube and watch the three wonderful hours of Peter Ackroyd's "The Romantics" -Nature, Liberty and Eternity (BBC 2005) )
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Track
A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 17 hours ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) C...

  
Summit Comment
Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian a day ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
Forum: General
Benbulben Caves
40Shades a day ago.
Does anyone have any grid refs for caves in or around Benbulben in Co Sligo ? I know of the one on the left as you ascend the gully from Luke's Bridge but I hear of one in or about Cartronwilliamo...

Summit Comment
Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian a day ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

  
Track
Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 20 hours ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...

  
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Maumfin: Cattle might be a problem
eamonoc 2 days ago.
On 20/4/2017, at 07.4am drove to L 65405 59318, at area noted as Tievegariff on OS sheet 37. Parked opposite old abandoned cottage, went through gate and onto a well made farm tack uphill to two o...

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Cnoc na Sleá: Sunset At The Murder Hole
Aidy 4 days ago.
In my main summit comment I mentioned the steep northern sides of both Crocknasleigh and Gortnalughuge that I had descended to get to the Murder Hole at Boyeeghter Bay for sunset. This photo shows...

  
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Cnoc na Sleá: Not To Be Judged On Size
Aidy 4 days ago.
A small hill, but as it can form part of an extended walk, has some very steep sides, and has some of the best views in the country, it cannot be judged by size alone. I started at the car park at...

  
Forum: General
GPS Device Found
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
GPS Unit found in the Maumturks . Contact 086/8449239 for details.

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Knockalla: Try To Walk The Whole Ridge
Aidy 4 days ago.
I started at C247 336 and followed the good quality track up to the loughs in the centre of the ridge, then headed south west to the summit. The views there are stunning, taking in the sea channel...

  
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Tonelagee: Great views from the summit
jasonmac 5 days ago.
Only recently joined up as part of a personal challenge to get out and start hiking.Had a great walk in the late afternoon of Easter Monday from Glenmacnass waterfall area O1123 0303 B, crossed th...

  
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Mullagh More: A spectacular landscape
Damian120 5 days ago.
The trails are well marked out, I ended up doing the Blue Trail on a fine Easter Monday. This landscape seems to defy nature and hiking the Blue Trail this phenomenon is experienced every step of ...


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