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CaptainVertigo
2005-08-28 00:55:37
"Parched, but ALIVE" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
Picture: Parched, but ALIVE (Contract pics)

A BURNING PASSION
Hillwalking requires little enough in the way of paraphenalia. A decent pair of boots; enough clothing to Honour the Modesty of all God's Creatures; sustenance; and some water. Rejecting the seemingly mundane, there are those who have made a Fetish of each of these Simplicities, and , indeed, others have profited from their folly. All tolerated. But "magnificent men" with their hydration machines ? Big lads sucking water from plastic pipes connected to bladders in their knapsacks? Grinning and drooling like Gobdaws*! High on the bugs that must inevitably inhabit such nooks and crannies.No warning nor jibe will sway these lads. They are truly hooked. Listen to their rationalisations: "It saves us stopping to take out the bottle". "You get just the right amount you need". Go way outta that Boys! Who're ya fooling?? Ye have sold ye'r manhood in the name of convenience!! A REAL MAN stops every now and then and holds the container at magnetic north to 90 degrees. The water dosen't leak or dribble. It CASCADES. It plunges to the back of a parched throat. Thirst is fire. It is appetite. Thirst is proof of life. Be glad of it. Don't try to dampen the sparks before they becomes flame. LET IT BURN, and then QUENCH IT...................................Gobdaw -defined in the Urban Dictionary as

"An idiot or fool. (Irish slang, used mostly by country folk).That fella's an awful gobdaw.

That stupid gobdaw crashed his car again."


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Roaninish: Roan Inish
IainMiller 22 hours ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

  
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IainMiller
IainMiller 23 hours ago.
A rock climber, hillwalker and guidebook author living, working and playing on the sea cliffs, sea stacks, mountain ranges and uninhabited islands of County Donegal. http://uniqueascent.ie/sea_sta...

  
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Inishbarnog: Roan Inish
IainMiller 22 hours ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

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An Bhuidéal: Climbing An Bhuideal
IainMiller 22 hours ago.
An Bhuideal (The Bottle) is an iconic 50 metre high twin headed sea stack living 300 meters out to sea at the base of 250 meter high sea cliffs. Its remote location and close proximity to the sker...

  
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Dún Briste: Climbing dun Briste
IainMiller 22 hours ago.
The first ascent by rock climbers was in May 1990 by three UK climbers who climbed a groove system up the north facing seaward face of the stack. The stack then waited 26 years for another ascent ...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow
mcrtchly 5 days ago.
A snowy day gives a different perspective on the Poisoned Glen and Crockfadda. This photo was taken with a 500mm lens at a distance of 1.5km from the Scared Heart Church and 8km from the the Poiso...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple
davsheen 5 days ago.
Tomies and Purple in the Light from Muckross

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Hillocks
BleckCra a week ago.
Simon. Himself is the well known to some, Bernard Hill. Less well known of course are hills to do with ants, except to some. Keep er lit though. At least some sort of discussion and of course only...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
Day 5 we set out for Ballyvourney where some of us put our cupla focail to good use. Along this trail we came across man walk, Len: 23.4km, Climb: 483m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
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Derrygarriff: Free as a bird
Colin Murphy a week ago.
We were lucky to see a white tailed eagle gliding gracefully over Eirk Lough before before coming to rest on a rock, which provided the opportunity to capture a pic of the rarely seen bird of prey...


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