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weedavie
2007-06-01 12:23:22
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The question of GPS is not about how it works. It's what it does to your consciousness. I'm incurably urban - but the city is a fun but unnatural environment for monkeys. Hill-walking is a way of getting in touch with the monkey (which arguably would have been more interested in climbing a tree than climbing Mount Kenya but let me ramble.) With minimum aids, I've got to assimilate information from compass, map, feel for ground, memory and then follow a course. I've found summits in foul weather which were off my map (picked up the wrong ones due to hangover) and felt absurdly pleased with the result. Now if you've an electronic friend which is going to tell you exactly where you are and what surrounds you, this consciousness-expanding element is lost.

If I followed this argument futher, abandoning Goretex could bring me in better touch with the elements but let's not be silly. Hill-walking doesn't have rules, for which the lord be thankit, and everyone's entitled to get their own pleasure from it.( Loz gets pleasure from posting pictures of his daughter Mandi in the mist. Most charming, and he provides a helpful comment, too.) However I feel the simpler we keep it, the more complete the experience will be. Anyway, I'll stop commenting - and it was only Simon's luddite gibe that raised me from my slumber this time.
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Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple
davsheen 3 days ago.
Tomies and Purple in the Light from Muckross

  
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An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow
mcrtchly 3 days ago.
A snowy day gives a different perspective on the Poisoned Glen and Crockfadda. This photo was taken with a 500mm lens at a distance of 1.5km from the Scared Heart Church and 8km from the the Poiso...

  
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Derrygarriff: Free as a bird
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb 6 days ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Colin Murphy a week ago.
The French writer Maupassant used to say he had lunch in the Eiffel Tower every day because it was the only place in Paris that he couldn't see the thing. A similar view might be taken of Foardal,...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb 6 days ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Hillocks
BleckCra a week ago.
Simon. Himself is the well known to some, Bernard Hill. Less well known of course are hills to do with ants, except to some. Keep er lit though. At least some sort of discussion and of course only...

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There are access issues around Moll's Gap, so suggest starting at car park at V882790 and proceeding up the heathery slopes to Foardal - about 1km to the SE, before walking the 1.5km to the SW to ...

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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb 6 days ago.
Day 5 we set out for Ballyvourney where some of us put our cupla focail to good use. Along this trail we came across man walk, Len: 23.4km, Climb: 483m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra 6 days ago.
The first flurry of snow here in Armagh. A biting wind. Antenna whiskers taste the chill air and the prospect of picture postcard winter days. In no time at all, the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue will...

  
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More midges.
simon3 a week ago.
Also, try Knocknagorraveela, hill of the midges. https://mountainviews.ie/summit/441/Though I don't remember too many of them when I was there one winter. Though there were a lot of rushes so perh...


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