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CaptainVertigo
2012-12-10 00:21:40
"The Horse that Carried Him to Victory" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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Hail Mad Frankie!
Madfrankie's achievement of the Arderin crown has has been marked by a prolonged silence on his part, a silence that goes way beyond the call of public humility. Although there are reports that a handful of others may have completed their own lists in a previous generation (and I salute them for it) the fact is that Mad is the FIRST living human being to have have walked the summits known as the Arderins, a concept minted on this site. I would like to think that I will join him in twenty or thirty years and consequently I would like to see the achievement properly celebrated, so as to establish a suitable precedent. The wearer of an Arderin Crown should be revered amongst hillwalkers as the great artists are in Aosdana. The title of Saoi (lit. "wise one") is the highest honour that members of Aosdána can bestow upon a fellow member. No more than seven living members can be so honoured at one time. They are Seóirse Bodley, Brian Friel, Patrick Scott, Camille Souter, Seamus Heaney. Now as far as I am concerned Mad is our Seamus and should be recognised as such. But why the silence? Are his minders holding him back for a book launch or a movie? May I say that I once met a lady with a camera at a WAI event who claimed to be connected to him but she disappeared into the crowd so I never got to check the whole thing out. Now I'll never get an intro. So what is this site going to do to honour the achievement? Some form of communal feast with a cake in the shape of the Reeks? Bacchanalian dancing? Or a mass walk to his nominated hill where we set up the mountain version of Woodstock? Speak our Leaders! Speak!
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Suilven
Peter Walker 10 hours ago.
I first read about Suilven when I was about 11. It was in some British geographical gazetteer, a stern washed-out pict... walk, Len: 24.0km, Climb: 1029m, Area: Lochinver to Ullapool (Britain) Suilve

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 14 hours ago.
A stunning walk going up over Slieve Elva that you can begin and end end at Fanore Beach. Some great locations along the Caher River to stop and relax and watch the water gently flowing downstream...

  
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Maumtrasna Plateau via Dirkbeg and Buckaun Spurs
Onzy a day ago.
Route to the Mauntrasna plateau using the Dirkbeg spur for ascent and the Buckaun for descent. walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 535m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce C...

Forum: General
Lough Oular From Tonlagee
tomlug48 a day ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Lugs .

  
Summit Comment
Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd a day ago.
While not very challenging, recent felling means the views along the way and from the summit are pleasant enough. A nice spot for a lunchtime walk.

  
Track
Picos de Europa
peter1 2 days ago.
I can say with certainty three things: the ascent was not 3266m, given the peak is only 2503m; secondly, I will be back walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 3266m, Area: Spain, Cantabria ()

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Knocknabro East Top: Drought made difficult ground trek possible
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 3 days ago.
Knocknabro East Top is best climbed as part of a good loop walk, taking in the West and North-East tops of Knocknabro. This summit is best reached firstly via Knocknabro West Top and then onto the...

  
Track
Sail Mhor
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
After a week of blazing sunshine in the Peak District overwhelmingly spent swimming in the pool, lazing by the pool a... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 833m, Area: Sail Mhor, Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Bri

  
Summit Summary
Knocknabro North-East Top: NE Top Revealed
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 3 days ago.
This summit is best reached via Knocknabro West Top. Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence ...

Forum: General
.Lough Oular from Tonlagee
tomlug48 a day ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Brothers of the Lug.

  
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Coastal Dublin - Donabate to Malahide
Onzy 4 days ago.
Circuit of Broadmeadows Estuary from Donabate to Malahide walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 115m, Area: Dublin Islands (Ireland)

  
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Knocknabro West Top: A Long Hard Slog
CaminoPat 3 days ago.
Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence heading north until W16029 84252. From there head acr...


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