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happymourneview
2014-11-27 03:00:26
Carrauntoohil
I found out about this tragedy this afternoon in a outdoors supply shop in Newry. I was shocked at hearing this news. The most exciting day in my memory banks came last April when for the first time this summit cross came into view. I was literally shaking with excitement at reaching the highest point in Ireland. Almost and quite possibly crying at touching this vast structure. I was thanking God for giving me such a perfect day for my ascent with perfect clear views. Interestingly I am an committed atheist, yet I was quite happy thanking a higher order for my safety on this mighty rocky summit...... I really do hope that this cross is re erected as soon as a safe window of opportunity is possible. A wonderful navigational aid. Also leaves hikers with a firm knowledge that the summit has been reached. I also love cairns and trig points, yet have no tolerance for wind powered generators on mountains!............. (just my personal viewpoint of course) I am fine with them out at sea though, or wave powered generation (there must be an alternative to spoiling our precious countryside and wilderness). However as for this amazing steel cross on Carrauntoohil, it is in my mind a national treasure worthy of re erection / restoration.

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