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BleckCra
2014-01-31 19:21:02
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Bag it and Bin it
Isn't the market a fickle place? It reacts as quickly as your finger in the fire - and all is fair.
Apologies to the South if you don't have the following hillwalking brands but trust me.
Today I exchanged old owls in the woods and the horny black toad for the big smoke - Belfast. No jokes about "smoke" now ....
Mission - to offload a backlog of very old gift vouchers.
My father was a golfer and crestfallen when he was given golf stuff as presents.
"What's the matter with people? If I wanted that, I would have bought it myself ..."
So all these gift vouchers are for hillwalking shops.
Into the city centre and ..........
Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more ...... Tiso's no more, Milletts no more, Blacks no more, Surf Mountain no more. At least no more in Belfast.
Some, if not all of these, were at the very leading edge of Hillwalking and Mountaineering equipment.
A world without Graham Tiso's is a world without some outrageously dear kit but also one without the very best, money could buy.
And for today's hillwalker ... ish, what do we have? On the table d'hote menu in Belfast today Sir/Madam we have .... Trespass and Cotswolds.
I have no idea if their stuff is any good. I certainly don't own any of it because what I see is fashionwear for the mountains which is a whole different thing from mountainwear for the mountains.
In the beautiful art of high hillwalking, there has been a freefall dumbing down since I bagged my first Munro in 1990.
In the last few years the suffocation of that spirit has been staggering
I so mourn its passing.
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Summit Comment
Slieve Foye: Not bad.
shanks 3 hours ago.
Excellent if introduceing new walkers reasonably well signed but was a little overgrown in spots and path really close to wire fencing at others. Apart from that ☺

  
Track
Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 23 hours ago.
Route from Pennycomelately Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by f walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Track
La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 2 days 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 ()

Summit Comment
Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 3 days 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...

  
Summit Comment
Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 3 days 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...

  
Summit Comment
Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 3 days 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...

Summit Comment
Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 3 days 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...

  
Forum: General
The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 3 days 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...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 3 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

Summit Comment
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 ...

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

  
Summit Comment
Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...


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