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simon3
2013-07-28 14:57:19
Interesting hills.
Context of comment:Currently MV includes hills based on measureable geographical criteria. Height, prominence etc. This has worked well for creating lists for summiteers and also for those that find pleasure in commenting. Some of the lists have prominence requirements that cut out the less interesting tops on a verifiable basis. However not all users of MV are by any means summiteers. In fact only around 1600 people are summiteering out of probably around 4000 regular users. And I've no doubt many are interested in descriptions of well known hills.

I note a couple of people are agitating for inclusion of interesting hills. And, yes, I think there is a case to include places of cultural interest. The likes of Tara Hill, Hill of Tailte, Knockmany Hill, Hill of Slane etc. just because they are interesting.

We are planning to include some new summits in the next few months as this years revision of the lists. These are smaller hills which have a minimum prominence of 100m. Over 300 places like Lambay Island and Bray Head. Subject to what others on the committee think I'd be keen to also add "cultural hills" not necessarily meeting the prominence requirement of the existing list, but included by virtue of being interesting.

We could start with a few in this year and more to come.

Although cultural hills they still need to be added in the same way as other hills and mountains. We need the usual information such as name, name in Irish if available, height, prominence, grid ref, prominence, county etc.

Send them in with the details please! If you find yourself wanting this to happen but not actually prepared to get the details for a few summits together you might like to review the following dictionary terms: hanger-on, hurler on the ditch or biological ones such as parasite.

Anyway, we welcome some interesting contributions and will consider them as mountainviews has always been more than bagging/ bragging, with many lyrical contributions on history and culture and we would love to add to this.
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