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wicklore
2008-10-18 19:35:55
"Were these boots made for walking?" from wicklore Expand pics
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Broken Boots Briefly Bother Bold Bid
Yes boots-possibly the most important element of the hillwalkers attire. Whether the temperature is sub-zero or the sun is splitting the stones one must have boots. Layers may increase or decrease with the season, hats and gloves might or might not be freed from the backpack, but boots are ever present. I did the Four Peaks Challenge last year and I needed my boots. I was doing it on my own for charity. Everything was set up-a friend was driving, free accommodation was sorted, a company even covered the fuel. What could go wrong? Boots could go wrong. The Devils Ladder on Carrauntoohil told my boots to wake up...then Mweelrea harshly yelled at them…next Donard roughly shook them awake. Shook them too hard as the photo will show- I had to tape them up for Lugnaquillia. But the tape fell off and I used my street wear Cats to complete the weekend. Needless to say I changed brand, but even these super seamless boots I currently wear are starting to let in water.
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ewen
ewen a day 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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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe a day ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk south along the edg...

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 a day ago.
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 2 days ago.
Started at the Coillte gate at 068145 where there is parking for 2 cars. I then followed the forest road around until the first turn off to the left. This takes you along to the fire break/path at...

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Local 97
marymac 3 days ago.
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sandman 2 days ago.
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jackill a day ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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sandman 2 days ago.
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sandman 2 days ago.
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simon3 6 days ago.
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