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CaptainVertigo
2010-02-16 00:08:52
"Warming Mweelrea" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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Random Run in My Tights Denier
I am an androgenic climate change sceptic. I do not wish to be labelled a "denier" simply because I follow the dictum that those who assert must prove. The rubric "denier" does not lightly transfer from anti holocaust polemicists to scientific agnostics. So please get off my back those of you who proclaim certainty. My initial doubts surfaced in the face of massive variations in earthly temperatures over millenia: ice sheets ebbing and flowing; oceans rising and falling; mountains raised up and pulled apart. Then Booker's The Real Global Warming Disaster highlighted the messianic zeal of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the lack of peer reviewing of key papers, the editing of data and conclusions to hype things up: the naked dishonesty. If you have not yet read Booker you really ought to. Just because I have serious reservations about ACC dosen't mean that I welcome human overpopulation, or the belching of pollutants into the sky. We really ought to care more for our fragile planet. Getting back to ACC I once harboured a hope that global warming might mean better hillwalking conditions along the western coast. But then it dawned on me. If Ireland's mountains were located in a Corfu like milieu we would soon be overrun by hordes from the east. I accept my beautiful western mountains as they are...wild wet windy and occasionally, but never dependably, bathed in beautiful sunshine. I like walking on the edge, remote from the madding crowds. In the words of Hilary Rodham Clinton: "I honour what we've been through together"
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Cullaun: A quick bag.
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Aidand's directions are spot on. The road that looks like an entrance to a house actually leads into a forest, it is rough but manageable if you drive very slow. I drove as far as an old abandoned...

  
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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...

  
Summit Summary
Coomura Mountain: Prairies and precipices
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
Teetering on the northern edge of the extensive plateau extending north from Knocknagantee in the Dunkerrons, Coomura Mountain presents very differing forms of complexity depending on viewpoint. I...

Track
The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly a week ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()

  
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Knocknacusha: There and back again
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
You can start at Ballaghisheen, a mountain pass V671 792. Space here for 3-4 cars. Ballaghisheen is at just over 300m so the climb to the top at around 551m is not a great strain. There is a sign ...

  
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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

Track
Drumnalifferny loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
Exploring Drumnalifferny as to bag the NE top. Fantastic views once the clouds lifted. I also spent some time to clim... walk, Len: 8.6km, Climb: 542m, Area: Drumnalifferny Mountain, Donegal NW (Irel

  
Forum: General
Misty Morning Hills.
tomlug48 4 days ago.
Coming down off Djouce in the early morning and gazing at the beautiful mist shrouded silhouettes of the south Wicklow hills .

  
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Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
Lumpen in its higher reaches but very much steep-sided lower down (especially to the north), Meenteog is the first of the higher, more dramatic summits on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe if walked clockwi...

Summit Summary
Scarr: Three ridges, many routes and good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 weeks ago.
Scarr has three useable ridges off it, to the north, south and east. The easiest perhaps is the Glenmacnass Waterfall carpark O11380 03009 (notorious for break-ins). From here head for the north ...

  
Track
The shortest route up Knocklayd
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 372m, Area: Knocklayd, Antrim Hills (Ireland) Knocklay...

  
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Scarr: A walk in the clouds.
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
This route starts on an old forest road at Oldbridge, there is room for parking 5 or 6 cars near the top at O15162 01916. From here follow the road West until you reach a gate at O14832 01892. Go ...


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