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CaptainVertigo
2011-06-13 23:59:18
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I don't smoke. I never did. Well except maybe once or twice when I've had a feed of pints, and that mostly involved sticking them in my ears nose and so forth. It was always clear to me that one could no more justify permitting people to blow smoke on their peers than urinating on them. But what consenting adults did in private was entirely another matter. They could inhale Wavin Pipes full of tobacco for all I cared. But drink. Now that's a different kettle of fish. Drink, a priori, can be consumed without necessarily causing discomfort to thy neighbour or his wife. Drink, in moderation, need have no deleterious effects on one's companions at all. The fact some overdo it can hardly justify prohibiting the rest of us from imbibing. But I live in fear of a growing consensus that contends that alcohol as a social fact is poisoning the body politic. People are faintly aggrieved that they do not live forever, and there is mounting evidence that our lives are shortened by any consumption beyond the merest sip. May I say now to you my friends on the hills that if I am taken from you prematurely and if alcohol is a suspect at the inquest you are to rejoice in my passing, and be glad that after long days on the hills I have enjoyed that special moment when the life shortening elixir of darkness spills throatwards. I raise a special glass to Martin Scorcese McCritchly and leading lady Sharron for their recreation of this sublime moment as night fell on the Turks and the angels sang.
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Mournes Bird Route
Onzy 8 hours ago.
Route from Leitrim Lodge carpark taking in Rocky Mountain, Hen, 2 Cocks, 2 Pigeons and Wee Slievemoughan walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 958m, Area: Rocky Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland...

  
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Near Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin a day ago.
walk, Len: 7.4km, Climb: 181m, Area: Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland) ...

  
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Tonlagee via Stoney Top.
simon3 a day ago.
Stoney Top view south.Annalecka BridgeThis walk starts from near Annalecka bridge where there is a limited amount of p... walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 659m, Area: Stoney Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) St

Summit Comment
Knocknamuck: Summit of the Slieveardagh Hills
Wilderness 5 days ago.
If you fancy a longer walk you can start at the car park just outside Grange at S309566. From here I walked clockwise round the Crag Forest Loop until I reached the Wellington Monument. I then joi...

  
Forum: General
RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
muzag 3 days ago.
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/

  
Summit Comment
Slemish: tea at the top
Parts999 3 days ago.
great views my kids and i are going to as many mountian tops as we can, we call it tea at the topit great fun

Track
Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
Different finish on this year's challenge, adding some 3km over good forest tracks. Best weather conditions we could ... walk, Len: 34.2km, Climb: 1491m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mo

  
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Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
I had a mixed day weatherwise, with dark skies, rain and flat light one minute, and blue skies the next, but it only added to the spectacular views to be had from the summit. If anything, the view...

  
Forum: General
Kenmare next week.
simon3 3 days ago.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie

Summit Comment
Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness 2 weeks ago.
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well ...

  
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Glenbeigh Horseshoe, extended version
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A peak-bagger's trip over the beautiful Glenbeigh Horseshoe, with plenty of time allowed for filming. walk, Len: 41.7km, Climb: 1906m, Area: Seefin, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Se...

  
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Dromderalough: Here we go again
peter1 2 weeks ago.
Ah yes...The Dromderaloughs...in cloud and rain...'climb me once, shame on me, climb me twice, shame on thee'.I had climbed Dromderalough some years ago in Autumn, in cloud and rain, using Paddy D...


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