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CaptainVertigo
2012-05-17 00:28:35
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Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5vqee0NxTk (Contract pics)

Paul Henry Sell Off
Regular readers will be familiar with my denunciations of the entire mountain oeuvre of Paul Henry deceased, late of Achill Island. Predictably enough nervous collectors have been shedding their Henrys ever since my comments were widely reported. Not for the first time have I caused a "run" in the market. But there you are: I use my powers sparingly and with terrible effect.
PHenry was a Belfast born artist, the son of an evangelical clergyperson. He apparently suffered a "strict upbringing" leaving him fit for painting and nothing else . He trained in London and Paris and learned how to use "tone over colour". I'm not sure what that means except that his work appears washed out and flat. Let's be honest. He deliberately exaggerated the height of the sky so as to make mountains apppear comparatively small. He was a mountain hater: be in no doubt about that.
In my youth I was blessed with fiery red hair and front teeth that were slightly too large for my then unformed mouth. My cunning parents introduced me to the John Hinde organisation where I became something of a star (in the company of a certain ginger girl who subsequently became editor of "The Sun"). Together Rebekah and I walked the valleys of our western seaboard with our asses faithfully in tow. How John Hinde irradiated the postcards of the 40s, 50s and 60s. What vibrancy! An unashamedly deep blue sky. Throbbingly purple mountains. And our hair. Profoundly, extravagantly, carotine red. John Hinde:now there was an artist!
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Misty Morning Hills.
tomlug48 3 days 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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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 Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly a week ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()

  
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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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Drumnalifferny loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
Exploring Drumnalifferny as to bag the NE top. Fantastic views once the clouds lifted. I also spent some time to clim... walk, Len: 8.6km, Climb: 542m, Area: Drumnalifferny Mountain, Donegal NW (Irel

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Knocknacusha: There and back again
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 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.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

  
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Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 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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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

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

  
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Scarr: Three ridges, many routes and good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 weeks ago.
Scarr has three useable ridges off it, to the north, south and east. The easiest perhaps is the Glenmacnass Waterfall carpark O11380 03009 (notorious for break-ins). From here head for the north ...


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