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CaptainVertigo
2010-10-01 21:42:19
Bleck is Bleck
I am currently preparing myself mentally and physically for the FIFTH SCAVENGER WALK which is to be held in Wicklow on Saturday 9th October 2010. To this end I have embarked on a program of research of the history of such walks on this site. My first task has been to re-read the entire content of Motley Views. It was a pleasure. As I write there are 145 pages of such views but the number grows larger from week to week. Oh how I wept as I read the first entry dated Christmas Eve 2004 (after midnight) as Djouce uttered the prescient words: "Maybe this could be used as a Noticeboard NW?". How Djouce managed to get his spoke in before Simon3 I know not. Maybe Djouce is some form of alter ego of the Great One? Simon3 didn't respond for over a month and it was February 17th 2005 before SDillmore managed the third contribution! From ugly ducklings such as these came the swan that flies before you.
It was always my intention to annotate the sources of my History of the MV Scavenger Walks (which will be published in a number of Volumes) in a way that would permit readers to check the authorities. Footnotes may seem tiresome now but in a few years you will thank me. In any event I have been stymied before "take off" on that score. You see the Motley pages never maintain the same number because the system is designed so that the most recent page is designated No.1 and so on! Consequently, if I refer to a contribution by Wicklore at Page 46 today that page will have a completely different number next week. Oh hell...Is there any point in me writing a half history? Perhaps I should pack it in?
But, since I have just re-read Motley Views there is something important to be said from those pages. Bleck Cra quite properly praised me to the heights in his recent contributions. Although others may find him a bit salty on occasion I have found him nothing but deferential, and he has the charming telephone manner of a SKY TV receptionist. Rarely has it been necessary to take him to task but when I have to, I have to, and in fairness, he accepts a reprimand rather stoicly. In the course of a recent piece praising my praise of Ahendroff , the poor Bleck betrayed a certain paranoia, even Zenophobia . He failed to embrace wholehearted my use of the phrase "one of our own" in relation to the worthy Hendroff. Now please understand that I unhesitatingly give the Cra-thur the Norn Iron "discount" in relation to such matters. But even so...even so...Does he not see that we are a Band of...Siblings? Does he not realise that no matter what divides us, we are bound together irrevocably in the pursuit of happiness on the hills? So when he speaks of the inevitable divergance of views so manifest amongst the members in this place, let him remember that what binds us together is far more powerful than what keeps us apart. Please, Bleck, no sulking. As my history will reveal it was you who convened the first Scavvy as far back as 2009-04-27 at 23:02:56 Simon Time
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Slieveboy: Default hill
scannerman 4 hours ago.
I've forgotten how many times I've gone up this hill, must be over 50. I live relatively close so its the easy option when larger 'expeditions' are a non starter. It has a very decent balcony walk...

  
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Sugarloaf Hill: Easy access and log book to sign
ilenia 16 hours ago.
Sugarloaf Hill is usually climbed from Bay Lough Car Park, S03056 09981, ample parking there. Cross the road and follow the wall and the eroded path all the way up, it's steep enough but you'll re...

  
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Maulin: Misty morning
simon3 a day ago.
Just sometimes and just for a short while a damp forest can show a misty fairy side. And so it was one January day after a heavy raincloud had passed and the sun had majicked this sprite into the ...

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Slieve Beg: Southern plunge
simon3 a day ago.
The famous side of Slieve Beg is the NE, gashed by the Devils Coachroad. However the SE side also has its drama.Taken on a frosty slippy day from Cove.

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Rock, cloud and sea.
simon3 a day ago.
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan and Cove.

  
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Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

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Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
Track
Pic de Cresp
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1190m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Summary
Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 4 days ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

  
Forum: General
James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
simon3 2 days ago.
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin24th Jan Thurles25th Jan NewryDetails here: https://mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=2214The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maint...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 4 days ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo


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