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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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jackill an hour ago.
I started hillwalking in mid 2003 after being pestered by a friend of mine to try it. The first walk was 10 km with a total climb of about 300 meters - and I nearly died! The funny thing was I kep...

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The Derryveagh Mountains to the sea.
jackill an hour ago.
On a blustery St.Patricks day Bleck Cra and I with a few old scavenger buddies headed up, and were almost blown off, Errigal.As it turns out though it gave some great opportunities to catch up esp...

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Those thieving Cork Bas*#?&$ !
jackill 2 hours ago.
Apparently we may need to consider moving one of our mountains south a bit. Apparently an eagle eyed Donegal resident spotted this in a picture at Cork airport. And sure we've also stolen Rory Gal...

Devil's Glen
jgfitz 3 hours ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 409m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Black Hill: Against the Odds
Geansai 19 hours ago.
After reading about it in the Ireland lonely planet walking guide ,did the second leg of the Antrim Hills way from the Larne- Ballymena road jump off point to Glenarm the day after the hurricane l...

Near Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb a day ago.
walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 141m, Area: Galty Mountains (Ireland)

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FrankMc1964 a day ago.
Navigate most of the mountains along the west................member of Limerick Climbing Club.....One of the founder members of Mountain Meitheal Southeast doing Path repair around the Galtees.

Dolmen Loop Lisvarrinane
mlmoroneybb a day ago.
Easy walk can be completed in 2.5 hours walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 281m, Area: Slievenamuck, Galty Mountains (Ireland) S...

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Sheegouna: Tipp of the iceberg #2
madfrankie 2 days ago.
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn

Pigeon Rock Mountain & South Top
Trailtrekker a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 192m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ir...

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie 2 days ago.
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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