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CaptainVertigo
2009-03-17 22:05:49
"Motopsychics on Galtybeg" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
Picture: Motopsychics on Galtybeg (Contract pics)

I So Late...I Remote.
I am still bristling from an encounter with three young motorcyclists on Galtybeg on Sunday. I photographed them in the hope that they would chase me to the edge of the corrie so that I could lure them into the abyss like bone headed buffalo. But these clever Cro-Magnons didn't take the bait. Instead they crissed and crossed the southern flank in what appeared to be a systematic slicing ...Is it possible that they were on their way to Galtymore? My wife, to whom I later reported the outrage, asked me to consider the matter from the other point of view. She, who embodies karmic perfection, suggested that I was merely yin to their yang (or vice versa). She tells me my anger "hurt" the mountain far more than the motorcycles: that my rage was already in situ simply waiting to be uncorked! I have lived with this "No doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should" baloney for far too long. I have had it up to here with moral relativism. The mountain mpv men rank with those who urinate on cathedral altars. The sacred CAN be profaned, and we are right to resist and defend. In this righteous humour, I have considered the exchanges on Remoteness and Isolation. Pazapas is dangerously close to the "If a tree falls,unheard, in the forest, does it make a sound?" when he flirts with subjectivism, but he corrects himself. Folks, we are empiricists. We have lived by the inductive method. Never mind the definitions, the formulae, the weighting of the variables, the a priori. Let us have examples and many of them, and from these examples let us test our hypotheses. I now propose Slieve Carr in the Nephin Begs (not yet climbed by me, but often observed from afar) as the Remotest. I donít mind if Iím wrong. I merely wish to get the ball rolling, rather than delay the game while we agree on the rules. But this much I protest from first principles Ė that there is a place in Ireland that is the most remote. It is a place where the motopsychic and the quadimodic do not venture. It is a place which we carry in our hearts through noisey streets and the life made electric. It is a place to which we will return as the seven years of famine follow the pollution of the plenty. There, far from the madding crowd, from the windmills and ill winds, we will drink the pure water that begat and sustains our existence.


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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 a day ago.
It is this Saturday 28th April! Visiting some of the lesser know summits in the Galtees, including Temple Hill and Lyracappal. If you would like to join us please contact Liz at elizabethashton201...

  
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Galtybeg: One of those rare perfect days
jackill a day ago.
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from...

  
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derkelly274
derkelly274 2 days ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 a day ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

  
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Lugduff: A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 a day ago.
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendal...

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 6 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ĎAlpí but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

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Camenabologue SE Top: Direct Route from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Followed directions posted on MV to find the forest ride up from Glenmalure. See track 3766.The first section of forestry SW of the forest track has been felled, making the forest ride more obviou...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness a day ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 4 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 a week ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...

  
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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
derkelly274 a day ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...


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