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2012-01-20 12:24:16
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No Pain No Gain
I am reliably informed that the Oxford University Press has published a treatise in which the author argues that the existence of pain means that it would be ethically preferable to discontinue future life on earth. Apparently the gist of the thesis is that the yet to be born (and now never to be born) will comprise two groups. One group will be made up of those who will experience more pleasure than pain in their lives...The other will be made up of the unfortunate for whom the contrary is true. The former , if unborn, will never know what they are missing and so no harm is done. The latter, if unborn, will avoid a painful life. Excuse me. What about mascochists like myself for whom part of the mountaintop experience is the pain suffered getting there? I am well aware that I could go to Wales to take the train to Snowdonia's summit but I suspect that "summit easy" as they say in Corrie is "summit hollow". Forgive me for quoting the Clintons again but surely when you reach the summit you have to say: "I honour what we've been through" ? I'm pretty sure that Plato (presumably being jibed by Socrates) had a theory of opposites to the effect that nothing can exist unless it has an opposite. Will someone please direct me to this book so that I can rebut it. I will return to this topic soon.
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Summit Comment
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Parts999 4 hours ago.
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Track
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David-Guenot a day ago.
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Forum: General
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spiider28 a day ago.
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Summit Comment
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Wilderness a day ago.
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Track
Glenbeigh Horseshoe, extended version
David-Guenot a day 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...

  
Summit Comment
Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
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Track
Brassel Mountain
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.0km, Climb: 458m, Area: Brassel Mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I...

  
Summit Comment
Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness a week ago.
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Forum: General
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headspace 3 days ago.
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Track
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David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 16.0km, Climb: 1009m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir...

  
Summit Comment
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...

  
Track
Cruach Mor-Cnoc na Péiste Loop
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 15.5km, Climb: 1220m, Area: Cruach Mh?r, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Irel...


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