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padodes
2007-12-10 20:29:20
Walking poles and more
I have no unkind word to say about walking poles. Being a quadruped in the hills has definite advantages that mountain goats have discovered long ago. I am a little bemused, however, by the readiness of a growing number of walkers with a taste for photography to take to the hills with a cumbersome DSLR in tow and a flailing tripod slung over their shoulders. Maybe this is a tribute to falling camera prices and rising artistic passion, but it has a way of hindering serious intent in the mountains. The mind is divided between two purposes that are not necessarily incompatible but that sit uneasily with each other, and the tripod will surely catch in every rock and branch along the way. It would be interesting to know the experience of other contributors as regards the way they integrate photography into their walks and climbs. A lot of our efforts, I suppose, are reduced to a quick point-and-shoot in bad weather, but many photographs are also beautifully taken and convey the true atmosphere of the hills.
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 4 hours ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 23 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 23 hours ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep a day ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 2 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep a day ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 3 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

  
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep a day ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Hacha Grande by following my nose.
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep a day ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

  
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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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Montana Roja 2
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 273m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()


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