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Bleck Cra
2010-06-20 20:27:27
"Good Craic Bad Crag" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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ARE WE WHERE YET DAD?
People are funny. He was 5 mins from the Mourne Wall at the top of the Bloody Awful Bridge Track.. He was leading a small mop-haired male child in baseball runners and himself nursing a coke. By his deportment, he was neither a fool nor lost and the child was middling happy. This had been achieved over a 2 hour ordeal up this miserable track in the hottest day since the big bang. Then he asked me 2 questions: the first, “Are we five minutes from the wall?” and the second, the most bamboozling ever put to me: “and is there anything worth seeing?” Those of us familiar with the Bo Diddly Bridge Track remain forever snared by the first time we dropped from the Crannoge stile to a 180 degrees tableau of the Eastern Mournes – Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Beag, Commedagh and Donard, Bearnagh, Meelmore and Meelbeg on the skyline. “Is there anything worth seeing?” perhaps: a black President, the Saville Report, King Lear ….., an elephant fly …” but instead, the words “Oh yes” fell foolishly out of my bake and I immediately wondered if I had oversold it. I still can’t get it. He was in the Mountains of Mourne. I am convinced he knew this and that mountains would play a important part in his day. For me, mountains were defo worth seeing: it is why I was there. But what about himself? Were mountains worth seeing or not. Happy Father’s Day to good ol’ bewildered Dad.
Now scramblers prick up your ears and the rest of you stick your fingers in them. After a terrifying 20 minute grapple with Douglas Crag, East of and on to Binnian can I commend it? “The fall will probably kill you” said Butch Cassidy. Oh yes, it probably will.
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Forum: General
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tomlug48 a day ago.
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David-Guenot 2 days ago.
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The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly 6 days ago.
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David-Guenot a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Cullaun: A quick bag.
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Comment
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TommyV 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
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Track
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David-Guenot a week ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Comment
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TommyV 2 weeks ago.
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Forum: General
The Light
BleckCra a month ago.
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Summit Summary
Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
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