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CaptainVertigo
2005-04-21 10:38:39
Weather Problems
Greetings Bleck and Simon. I spent the whole of last week looking forward to the Navan Hillwalker's climb on Binnian but when we assembled on Sunday morning it was clear that we would face a continuous downpour. By then the weather folk were talking about an intense Low hovering over the island for the day, possible flash floods, high winds, and the like. We merged the die hards of our "moderate" and "easy" groups, abandoned the lovely Binnian, and headed for Wicklow to circumnavigate Lough Dan. It never let up for the five hours and the dozen or so that went were soaked through. Some of our guys had top gear on but they still got soaked (sweat may have been a factor there). There is an ABSOLUTE RULE in these situations. If you get wet KEEP MOVING. If you stop at all your temperature will drop and your body will seize up. Personally I enjoyed the day very much. Suffering brings peculiar pleasures.:the knowledge that it will end, that it will be fondly remembered in the future: the bonding that takes place in a group as the depths are plumbed. I felt that the suffering would have been even greater in the Mournes, and that, to that extent, an opportunity had been missed. Many of our friends and families undoubtedly spent Sunday lounging about in front of the television and the like. How sad for them. They could have ventured forth into the wilderness and experienced what all of human history has been about. They could have lived briefly.
P.S. I laugh to think how careful we were when crossing a raging stream (from rock to rock) early on in the day. We should have just waded across and accepted our wetting straight away, instead of letting it happen slowly! How hope triumphs over experience!
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