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padodes
2009-06-12 16:53:48
Defining the indefinable?
Yes, dhmiriam, the devil is in the definition. If an icon is an exemplar, then by what yardstick is it to be measured? What defines the archetypal mountain by which others can be judged? Perhaps, indeed, if I catch correctly your poetic drift, there is no need to define. We can walk to our chosen peak of perfection across the shifting sands of subjectivity and always find a splendid mountain to admire. But perhaps, too, we can venture a definition of orographic splendour that has its primary reference in the objective rock that commands our awe. Here, what counts is not so much beauty conferred by individual fancy as beauty inferred universally from the elegant shape and form of the rock that is contemplated. In this sense, could the Japanese as a people ever think of having an iconic mountain other than their graceful Mount Fuji?

Without aspiring myself to the role of arbiter in matters mountainous, Iím happy to be stimulated by the multiple comments offered so far. In the end, perhaps a shared iconic mountain-view will emerge from the mists that envelop our little island.
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Short walk even shorter! Killeagh Hill views & ring fort.
simoburn 11 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 20m, Area: Killeagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Killeagh

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 6 days ago.
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

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Mullacor
JoHeaney 11 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.1km, Climb: 537m, Area: Mullacor, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Mullaco...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

  
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 3 days ago.
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
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Onzy 3 days ago.
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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