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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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Summit Comment
Croghan Kinsella: Fine views and a gilded history
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Decided it couldn't do any harm to get on the M11 down past Arklow and make the journey to Croghan Kinsella. Coillte and the ESB have created a 35 MW wind-farm on the eastern flanks of the mountai...

  
Track
Easy Stroll up Croghan Kinsella
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Easy Route up Croghan Kinsella. Slightly surprised this was not already uploaded, as I imagine it is the most frequen... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 336m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
Summit Comment
Crocknasmug: Inishowen Head Loop Walk
pearnett a day ago.
As I parked up in the car park beside the Stroove Lighthouse I then began the loop walk around Inishowen Head in an anticlockwise direction. The first part of this walk is along a road past a few ...

Track
Walking under the water!
march-fixer 5 days ago.
With the Blessington Lakes being deprived of input due to the dry conditions, the water level has dropped considerably. walk, Len: 13.1km, Climb: 197m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Great reward for little effort!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Getting to the top of Chimney Rock doesn't take long and isn't too arduous. The views from the top are stupendous though and you'll be glad you climbed it. The rocks at the top help make this moun...

  
Track
Mullagh More and Sliabh Rua
Aidy a week ago.
A leisurely walk in one of the most amazing areas in Ireland, or anywhere for that matter. The route took me to the to... walk, Len: 7.9km, Climb: 316m, Area: Mullagh More, West Clare (Ireland) Mulla

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Slieve Beg: Stared down the Devil's Coachroad and decided he can have it
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
I know that people scramble up the Devil's Coachroad though the mechanics of actually getting up the top part elude me. Braver men than I! Standing on top of Beg, looking down the massive gulley i...

  
Track
Benbaun via Knockpasheemore
Aidy a week ago.
A relatively easy way up to Benbaun, the Co Galway high point, although it is a steep pull up to Binn Charrach/Knockpa... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 797m, Area: Binn Charrach, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Bi

  
Summit Comment
Cove Mountain: Return to Cove!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Today was the second time I have visited Cove. Anyone who read my first comment will know my first visit was alone and an altogether nervous affair. Well, the return was a much better experience. ...

Track
Muck to Meelmore Loop
Bunsen7 a week ago.
A track that's very easy to follow, with good parking, 3 highest hundred summits for less than 900m of ascent, but do... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 874m, Area: Slieve Muck, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Truskmore SE Cairn: Letrim - County high point - Done with my Grandad
ShaunDunne a week ago.
While climbing Truskmore my Grandad and I walked over and bagged our Second County high point of the day. Was very windy and wet up there today.

  
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Pic de Lustou
David-Guenot a week ago.
A fantastic, hard-won summit, a relentless, never-ending haul up followed by some easy but somewhat exposed scrambling o walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1684m, Area: France, Occitanie ()


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