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simon3
2012-12-13 10:58:56
re Irish Mountain Log
Surely it's not up to MI to provide an online forum? Anyone could do this in a few hours for very little/no cost?

Reply >>> MI used to do this until 2005, when they stopped, making various claims about the difficulty of doing it. They attempted to reintroduce a forum at hillwalking.ie some months ago but abandoned it. Indeed anyone can introduce a forum for hillwalkers at low cost. Many have tried. MI should cooperate with those that succeed and think about future ways of developing appropriate media for the sports they claim to represent.

"too much contributor investment" sounds to me like people can't be arsed. They can't print article or photos they don't receive.

Reply >>>> Yes I agree sort of. I would rephrase it as individuals don't want to invest a lot of time in writing up relatively short trips to the hills in a formal magazine. However they do where it easy to make a quicker contribution. MI have continued to repeat the assertion that they can't get hillwalkers to contribute but don't reform the options for contributing.

I think the reason MI funded climbing guides was because there was no one privately producing them.
There has never been a shortage of walking guides so I suppose they didn't see a need to get invovled. And anyway the climbing guide are self funding.

>>>> Who can fault MI for subsidising climbing books? A great initiative However there a major difficulties for walkers in information about many places to walk which I don't believe will be filled by printed books, magazines or the very uneven standard of maps. Now is the time to consider some great, appropriate and inexpensive national initiatives for hillwalkers and walkers.

Is there a copy of the November newsletter online? Also could you provide a link to the 'government sponsored initiative' you mention? thanks.

>>>>> Take a look at Community | Newsletters or go to mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2012-11/


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