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weedavie
2007-10-12 14:31:07
Sense and Dress Sense
It's a shame Cra's original comment on the MR has disappeared. I read it but, as the Junior Spy Decoder I got with my Cornflakes was on the blink, may not have translated it properly. It seemed to me he was making some valid points about the rescue in question and if the MR find that damaging, jays it's only a website.

Where I felt he was going totally wrong was in his outburst of rucksack fascism. I obviously now can't check back but it seemed to me that he was dissing some poor bystander for having only a 20-litre job which wouldn't hold enough warm gear to let them stand themself, let alone provide blankets and a mattress to the victim. Well this is outrageous. I started winter-walking with a 15-litre and my ice-axe just lodged in the shoulder straps for a samurai-style draw. Then I fell and drove it into a bank with my neck and walked like Quasimodo for a month but that doesn't make me wrong.

The contents of your rucksack should be between you and the Customs Officer. My mate Ronnie uses a 1970s 50-litre effort which has been the subject of extensive speculation but the only practical thing he's produced so far is a pair of rusty nail-scissors we used to release a sheep from wire in the Pins this summer. Myself, I've moved up to a 35 litre pack but I'm still puzzled why it appears to weigh the same with full winter gear as it does on a summer day and I'm not carrying asbestos blankets on the off-chance that I come across a burning girl guide.

No, let Cra stick to informed criticism of the Mountain Rescue (and his membership of Galloway MR does suggest rufty-tufty) and leave mountain fashion to us doyens of the Beinns.


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Slieveboy: Default hill
scannerman 3 hours ago.
I've forgotten how many times I've gone up this hill, must be over 50. I live relatively close so its the easy option when larger 'expeditions' are a non starter. It has a very decent balcony walk...

  
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Sugarloaf Hill: Easy access and log book to sign
ilenia 15 hours ago.
Sugarloaf Hill is usually climbed from Bay Lough Car Park, S03056 09981, ample parking there. Cross the road and follow the wall and the eroded path all the way up, it's steep enough but you'll re...

  
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Maulin: Misty morning
simon3 a day ago.
Just sometimes and just for a short while a damp forest can show a misty fairy side. And so it was one January day after a heavy raincloud had passed and the sun had majicked this sprite into the ...

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Slieve Beg: Southern plunge
simon3 a day ago.
The famous side of Slieve Beg is the NE, gashed by the Devils Coachroad. However the SE side also has its drama.Taken on a frosty slippy day from Cove.

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Rock, cloud and sea.
simon3 a day ago.
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan and Cove.

  
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Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

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Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
Track
Pic de Cresp
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1190m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Summary
Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 4 days ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

  
Forum: General
James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
simon3 2 days ago.
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin24th Jan Thurles25th Jan NewryDetails here: https://mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=2214The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maint...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 4 days ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo


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