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dhmiriam
2007-02-05 21:59:45
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How have I managed – (in an effort to cajole folk to stop squabbling about which is the best piece of orienteering equipment) – to instruct folk to go without any, up a strange mountain, (strange to them not strange as and of itself) which appears to them like a wilderness that they have not been to yet? And for a giggle!!
Just to refresh folk I did instruct to bring the lot, because the likelihood is one will require at least a map and compass at some point and maybe even a mobile phone, generally at the very point where one turns one’s ankle of a late evening with heavy fog falling on the already vacuous and it will be at that point that one will find out which piece of equipment suits them best, personally, ending the tiresome arguments, but only if they’ve gone equipped! The hidden key - an addendum only to those with map reading capabilities.
Sheep herding was never my forte, even on the hills I know like my own thumbprint, so to the tune BleckCra hums while pulling furballs from his backteeth, save the mountain rescue folk from fools, bring your navigation tools, the ones you prefer the best. Travel sensibly and educatedly. Save mountainview folk who would give their eye teeth to travel again the vistas you consume like one hour more on a treadmill, but who for one reason or another, illness injury or infirmity, are limited to website, the marvelous rendering of incline and effort one reads there, the breath taking steal of summit that some folk recreate and enthrall the rest of us with and you may understand the small tolerance for irritating squabbles.
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