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Bleck Cra
2010-08-06 00:21:27
"Bridge that Gap with Cadbury
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“ist” is bad: rac-ist, sex-ist, age-ist, ameth-yst. ….and fat-ist …? Apparently the mantra is “we choose to be fat”. I doubt we do. We choose to eat too much cake, the corollary of which is to be fat – which is also bad. Boy, were there some big ones in the Mournes on Sunday. Unusually so. Or is it just that girth has become inevitable? But the fact that fatbum and his/her wobbly spouse is in the Mournes is good enough for me. Whether for their health, an aspiration for Twiggy-like dimensions or the craic, I welcome them to these magical mountains and to my bosom, inadequate as it is by comparison.
Anyway, that’s not why I am on. Thumbnail maps. They should all have a health warning. On Sunday I met the bearer of one on the way up and another at the same spot, on the way down. Both stood befuddled and undecided – undecided if they should press on to their death or ask for help. The second was a photocopy of a reasonable attempt: author, the boyfriend who was running up and down mountains somewhere and said map would keep herself happy. I gathered this from her melancholic tone. The first was buried in a beautiful little hardback book: comprising 4 dots joined up on an A7 page and a few words of encouragement. Ridiculous when you consider these mountains will kill you stone dead if you screw up. He was nodding and smiling; she was all biz – and adrift. The map had encouraged her and then it had abandoned her – and how much use is that? A fat lot. So … buy the lovely book and read it in front of a roaring log fire. For the mountains, a 1:25,000 is a much better idea.
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Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 16 hours ago.
Route from Pennycomelately Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by f walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy a day ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 2 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 2 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 2 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

  
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 2 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

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The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

  
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 2 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
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Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

  
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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...


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