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CaptainVertigo
2011-12-11 19:22:27
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Rescuing The Undeserving Poor
An extract from the Final Report of the Reparations Committee of the German Parliament (“Lost in Eireann” Section), December 2011.
“Fruenden. I wish to report on the repayment requirement of Ms. Eire who lately lost her way during a sudden change of weather and whose rescue has cost Germany One Hundred Million Euro. The aggravating factors are many. Ms. Eire allowed herself to be led by unqualified yahoos who promised dizzying heights without the slightest effort and assured her of a soft landing in the event of a fall. Sober elements who counselled her to “come down before you get hurt” were advised to “quit moanin’” and “go top yerselves” by the crazies at the front. Preparations for adverse weather conditions seem to have involved the erection of a totally unsuitable “Galway tent” which was simply blown away when the crisis came. Nothing had been mapped out in advance. None of them had one iota of where they were going. They didn’t just get lost themselves – they left half a million poles in their wake. Most of their badly constructed refuge huts are rotting on their higher slopes (now notoriously called The Reeks because of the bad smells which linger). Their GPS regulator had no energy in his batteries. It was a disaster from beginning to end.”
“Hans. What do you say about their ability to pay? A Ms. Winters writes from Wicklow Eire that this too is important.”
“Ability to pay is Zero”
“Okay. Then let them start Fundraising!”
“I will recommend a sponsored walk in the Reeks”
“Who will sponsor them?”
“Us…we’re the only ones with any money left”


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Forum: General
Misty Morning Hills.
tomlug48 3 hours ago.
Coming down off Djouce in the early morning and gazing at the beautiful mist shrouded silhouettes of the south Wicklow hills .

  
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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a day ago.
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The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly 5 days ago.
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Drumnalifferny loop
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
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Cullaun: A quick bag.
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Aidand's directions are spot on. The road that looks like an entrance to a house actually leads into a forest, it is rough but manageable if you drive very slow. I drove as far as an old abandoned...

  
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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...

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The shortest route up Knocklayd
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 372m, Area: Knocklayd, Antrim Hills (Ireland) Knocklay...

  
Summit Summary
Coomura Mountain: Prairies and precipices
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
Teetering on the northern edge of the extensive plateau extending north from Knocknagantee in the Dunkerrons, Coomura Mountain presents very differing forms of complexity depending on viewpoint. I...

  
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Knocknacusha: There and back again
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
You can start at Ballaghisheen, a mountain pass V671 792. Space here for 3-4 cars. Ballaghisheen is at just over 300m so the climb to the top at around 551m is not a great strain. There is a sign ...

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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
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Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
Lumpen in its higher reaches but very much steep-sided lower down (especially to the north), Meenteog is the first of the higher, more dramatic summits on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe if walked clockwi...

  
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The easy way up Doire Ui Fhril
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.7km, Climb: 50m, Area: Doire U? Fhr?l, Derryveagh Mountains (Irela...


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