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2008-12-09 19:01:42
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The Parish magazine
Well, Claude Hopper, this is going to sound vague, but I don't have an aim in view. I could quote some fanzines I like (Simon suggested footzines) but we should make our own mistakes. I've been writing my rambling efforts for over a year just because I like doing them. I've had no way of telling whether I'm a lonely egotist or the first green shoot of springtime. So I thought I'd suggest a body of writing and see if I got takers.

I've liked MV since I found it five years ago. There are a lot of contributors whose writings I wait eagerly for. There are others who think a chocolate box picture or a note to the effect that you can see further if there's no cloud is of value. I'd like to see some extended pieces from either lot.

Here are some of my own favourite pieces of mountain writing. Muriel Gray in the First 50 describing a climb of Schiehallion. She has a hangover and ends up smashing a flask of tomato soup over her boyfriend's head. Tom Patey's first winter traverse of the Cuillins in One Man's Mountains. It contains hangovers, ceilidhs, a near-death crampon and abseil experience and a novel way of lightening your load in the middle of a route. Frank O'Connor the Mass Island, about mountain people not mountains but gave me the excuse to do the hills round Gougane Barra. Binn Baun in Joss Lynam's Best Irish Walks - nothing special but got me back on Irish hills 10 years ago.

I'd just like to get some people who want to inflict their views on others. Could be routes, could be rants, could be thinly disguised efforts to bring their thoughts on Dr Strangely Strange before a wider public. Maybe we'll get nothing we like and we'll just throw the idea away. But I think there's definitely a gap we could fill here. So write to me at group@mountainviews.ie
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 5 hours ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 15 hours ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 5 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 5 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 3 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot a day ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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