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wicklore
2010-02-26 17:29:10
Simon's talk on Summits and Summitteering
Wednesday night last I, along with more than 80 others, attended Simonís talk on Summits and Summitteering in Dublin. The talk was very informative, thought provoking and interesting. Simon chose several excellent photos to illustrate the points being made and they really highlighted how glorious our hills and mountains can be Ė whether looking at them or looking out from them. Simon did a great job in bringing MountainViews to life for those present who may not yet be familiar with it. Some people I spoke to after said they couldnít wait to find out what their local 100 hills were!

After a busy Q & A session a number of certificates were issued to completers of various MV lists. This is the first time MV have issued certificates and along with others I was the proud recipient of one for climbing/ascending/getting to the top of my Local Hundred hills and mountains. Living in Dublin my Local Hundred are spread across 8 counties and range from 11 to 81 kms from my home.

At the talk I was in awe as some of the most prolific summiteers and contributors on MV appeared in person: Simon Stewart himself, ahendroff, mad Frankie, pdtempan, Colin Murphy, Harry Goodman and jackill to name but a few. pdtempan, Harry Goodman and jackill in particular had travelled great distances to be there on the night and added great presence to the evening. It would be great to hear from other MV members who attended on the night also. There were best wishes from many who could not be there, including one person who said they are currently based in Sarajevo where itís landmines, not angry landowners, that they contend with when hillwalking!

The post-talk chat included a discussion between myself and jackill about the next dayís hiking. We were both coincidentally off work and jackill intended to head to Wicklow for his first hike there, while I intended to head west at dawn to tackle the Maumturks for the first time. We both kept our word, even after the nightís festivities!

It only remains to say Well Done and Thank You to Simon for his talk and great efforts in bringing Irish summits and summitteering to life for so many on the night. He can be rightly proud of what he has achieved through MV, and this was echoed by all on the night.
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