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Bleck Cra
2010-12-31 02:08:25
Howling Ridge. It would make you weep.
It has been a pleasure to come upon the current discourse on Howling Ridge, enterprisingly stimulated by Conor74. Richly’s talk of equipment is characteristic and useful and doubtless wise: I am sure we wish him well in his own attempt next year. I know the Reeks a bit over some 20 years although nothing I think as airy as the ridge, so going to maclimber’s recommended vid on YouTube was a bit of a revelation; and much it revealed. Firstly, that no Englishmen should ever be allowed to say anything about Ireland. At all. Funny how this comes up every century or so. If you stuck your head inside a barrel of manure you would never hear so much horse muck as gushed out of this fool Sassenach and sometime vid producer? None of it anything to do with the serious toughnuts topping the ridge and everything to do with nothing else at all. It troubles me to quote any of it although this pseudo 17th Century flaff takes the biscuit. “It is a symbol of freedom through sacrifice which is true freedom realised through brotherhood and sharing. A country can have no greater emblem to voice the freedom of its people than its highest peak.” Fork into this guff, music of the otherwise sensational Peatbog Faeries (sensational and Scottish incidentally) and you have a melange made in Hell. So … given its contentious nature, it is a joy to view. Otherwise, not knowing the ridge but looking at the pics and building in my own scrambling pedigree (Border Collie with Terrapin) it seems easily workable without ropes other than the spots where it defo isn’t. Would I give it a go without kit? The decade before the last one – yes. This one – nope.
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andreos97 a day ago.
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simon3 a day ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
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Ulsterpooka a week ago.
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ceadeile 5 days ago.
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Forum: General
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IainT 2 days ago.
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Forum: General
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Pepe 5 days ago.
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GSheehy a week ago.
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melohara a week ago.
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