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padodes
2007-12-10 20:29:20
Walking poles and more
I have no unkind word to say about walking poles. Being a quadruped in the hills has definite advantages that mountain goats have discovered long ago. I am a little bemused, however, by the readiness of a growing number of walkers with a taste for photography to take to the hills with a cumbersome DSLR in tow and a flailing tripod slung over their shoulders. Maybe this is a tribute to falling camera prices and rising artistic passion, but it has a way of hindering serious intent in the mountains. The mind is divided between two purposes that are not necessarily incompatible but that sit uneasily with each other, and the tripod will surely catch in every rock and branch along the way. It would be interesting to know the experience of other contributors as regards the way they integrate photography into their walks and climbs. A lot of our efforts, I suppose, are reduced to a quick point-and-shoot in bad weather, but many photographs are also beautifully taken and convey the true atmosphere of the hills.
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La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 16 hours ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV a day ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

  
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV a day ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV a day ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
Forum: General
The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy a day ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

  
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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV a day ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV a day ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
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Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
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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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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 3 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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