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weedavie
2007-06-01 12:23:22
"Back to nature" from weedavie Contract pics
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..on and on.
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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Summit Comment
Tievecrom: Ring of Hills
Bunsen7 22 hours ago.
Coming down off Slieve Gullion (Culann's Mtn) you get this lovely framed view of Forkhill sandwiched between Croslieve and Tievecrom. It's easy to understand how a village might pop up in such a n...

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin a day ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Summit Comment
Barr na Coilleadh: Shapely perhaps phallic tower.
simon3 a day ago.
Barnacuillew and it's Irish Aviation Authority radome pictured from the north.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 a day ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra a day ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Summary
Lenadoon Point: Huge panorama on geologically interesting shoreline.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
This is point with a very large panorama at the north east mouth of Killala Bay. There is an old signal tower there once put there for military reasons and then later for commercial shipping purpo...

Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 a day ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

  
Summit Comment
St. John's Island: A Tunnel Runs Through It
Pepe 2 days ago.
Easily accessible from Ballydowane strand, this island lies a couple of hundred metres to the left as you stand on the beach - just off the easterly arm of Ballydowane cove. There is a small carpa...

  
Summit Comment
Gull Island South: A Kingdom of Cormorants
Pepe 2 days ago.
Plenty of room to park at Ballyvoony cove. Gull Island lies about half a kilometre to the southwest, with a small outcrop of rocks directly to the south of the island. I gave Gull Island South - a...

Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Maumtrasna North-East Top: Small top, big drop.
simon3 3 days ago.
The summit is truly a bump on the spur to the north of Lough Dirkbeg. From Buckaun you can get an idea of the approx 250m cliff beside the summit down towards the lough.

  
Forum: General
Lofoten Islands Norway
brenno 5 days ago.
There are innumerable wonderful views on the coast of Norway, but the area around the Lofoten Islands offers probably the best. Don't know the name of the mountain in the pic, but it's about an ho...


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