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2010-01-31 20:46:07
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Dandering home from the Mournes; and Elyne Pyge on BBC Radio, had Brian May choosing his favourite songs from stage and screen. The cynical anticipated either something awful from Blue Hawaii or demented from behind Bowie’s filing cabinet. As it was, we got “Maria” from Bernstein, Doris Day “Secret Love” and Gordon MacRae “If I loved you”. Reference the last, May highlights the diminished chord that takes us into the subjunctive that is IF. Now this is the kind of thing that drives the progrockers berserk about Brian May. Subjunctives too complicated, Doris too simple; and that of course is what endears him to the rest of us. Today, after a ski-ing expedition sans skis, a multi-bruised arse and a bad temperament, I was bargaining my way through the bagatelle board that is the high Trassey Track, when below me the hunter’s eyes and broad smile of a man enraptured by the hills – thin as a pipe cleaner with skin the colour and consistency of old boots and the handshake of a believer. He is Darryl Grimason and for those lucky enough to take their TV from Black Mountain, they will know him as the presenter of wonderful water, bog and heather-bashing works like “Off the Beaten Track” where he shepherds us into the magical Mournes and wet Cuilcagh. Amongst the self-appointed elite of the high hills, there would be those who grumble at his subjects and style. They grumble because DG unmasks these cutpurses who would claim the hills for themselves - and instead, he gives them to you, me and the man down the road. Today, the ingenus he was leading on to the Gap may be tomorrow’s elite - with a whole different take on the hills – and themselves. And boy does that endear him to me!
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eamonoc
eamonoc 7 hours ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 2 days ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...

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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 3 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Corraun Hill: Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around L737 943. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over s...

  
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molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 2 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

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Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
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Kilfarrasy Hill: What Lies Beneath is better than What Lies Up Top
Pepe 3 days ago.
You can drive over this. A very minor public road connects Kilfarassy with the R675 northeast of Annestown. This road crests the exact top of Kilfarassy Hill. A much better way of doing it is to p...

  
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Puglia: Trajan Way to Ostuni
Onzy 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 264m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

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Reviewers wanted.
simon3 4 days ago.
Interested in reviewing either of two new books?Mourne and Cooley Mountains is by Adrian HendroffThe Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown and Slieve Bloom is from John G. O’Dwyer. Let us know at admin@...

  
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Westtown Hill: The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Pepe 3 days ago.
Curiosity made me investigate Westown Hill, having blissfully passed within a hundred metres of its ‘summit’ many a time on walks, drives and cycles. The top lies up a tarmac road leading west off...

  
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spiider28 2 weeks ago.
Thanks for the detailed advice @kernowclimber, really appreciate it


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