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ASPHALT TO ASPHALT, RUST TO RUST
I don't know if it is a characteristic of all generations but it is certainly one of this one - that we believe no one discovered anything until we arrived on the scene.
Bit like that thing about Ireland - where we think that we are the only place history ever happened to.
We think we invented popular music - so what about him with the didgeridoo? Public Relations - punted by history ever since Cain slew Abel. Pornography - from the very long ago ancient Greek.
One of my faves is "global warming" - now coyly entitled "climate change" - because we don't actually know if it is going to be hot or cold - a conundrum engaging the baffled brain of Mr Neanderthal who, if he hadn't walked bang into a blizzard, might also have become Uncle Neanderthal
.... and so to mountain erosion - yadayada .....
If you took a thousand men a thousand years dragnetting the hills of Ireland, you would barely put a mark on them. That is because Mother Nature is bigger than we are - although I expect we probably think we invented her singlehandedly too.
The tedium of the subject is only upstaged by the tedium of listening to zealots blither on about it.
So ...... stampeding off a Mourne the other day, in the bosom of a challenge group and upending as much mountain as we could manage, one of our company made an observation ....... an endearing and civil bloke, which is good; educationally challenged, which more times than not is also good.
"The problem with this path" he bemoaned "is it is very badly corroded" and I thought to myself ...... "well if this is very bad corrosion, I suppose I can live with it."
I expect we all can.
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 hours ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

  
Track
Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 4 hours ago.
Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)...

  
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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

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Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
Track
Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

  
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Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 3 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

  
Summit Summary
Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

  
Track
Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 4 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
Track
Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
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Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 2 days ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...


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