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2014-02-17 14:17:45
MountainViews Annual Event with the Walkers A
The annual MountainViews Gathering is nearly upon us.

It takes place on Friday 21st February 2014 in the Lansdowne Hotel, Dublin 4. Doors open at 7:30pm with a strict start time of 8pm. Entry is €5 per person. (Please note we must charge entry to all award recipients also as there is an onus on us to cover the costs of the night. In the interest of fairness all WAI and MountainViews committee members pay entry also, which has always been our ethos). The event is run in conjunction with the Walkers Association of Ireland and it promises to be another great night of informative and entertaining talks.

Our main speaker will be Michael Fewer, prolific author. And then we have a variety of speakers on hill walking topics as well as an overview of the year gone by for MountainViews. We also have the annual awards where we recognise the achievements of our fellow MountainViews members and selected others in completing summit lists and making extraordinary contributions to MountainViews and the sport of hill walking in general.

As usual, the MountainViews committee have invited MountainViews members to present on hill walking related topics close to their hearts.

The publisher of MountainViews, Simon Stewart and the secretary of MountainViews, Mark Brennan, will give an overview of the year 2013 in the form of a dialogue where they will have a conversation about the progress and achievements of MountainViews over the last 12 months. They will be looking for voluntary help on some projects.

Peter Walker, community humourist, (who last year gave a highly entertaining talk on 'An Englishman's experience of hill walking in Ireland') returns to explore and muse on the word 'easy' in hill walking - what do we mean when we use it, how 'easy' for one is definitely not 'easy' for others, and how difficulty is often best not gauged from the map.

Mining historians Martin Critchley & Sharron Schwartz will talk about 'Walking under our mountains: A mine explorer's Mountainviews'. They will discuss places such as Glendalough and Glenmalure in the Wicklow Mountains and what lies under our feet.

Our main speaker will be Michael Fewer 'From then til now - 40 years walking'. Michael has written 19 books, many on the subject of walking in Ireland and abroad, such as 'Walking across Ireland', The Way-Marked Trails of Ireland, Michael Fewer's Ireland: People, Places, Walking and Wildlife, & Irish Long Distance Walks. In his illustrated talk he will outline forty years of enjoying walking throughout Ireland and Europe, showing how his writing expanded his walking horizons. He will talk about his walking explorations of mountains, rivers and islands of Ireland, together with his first tentative steps abroad.

The night will finish with the awarding of MountainViews certificates including one this year to the Irish Ramblers Club, marking their 50th anniversary, and there will be a bar for socialising before, during (mid way break!) and after the event. Unlike previous years we will not be prebooking places but we hope that the room will fill up as usual. If you intend to come with a large group please drop us a line. We welcome all whether regulars or newcomers. We really enjoy meeting our fellow members, putting faces to names and hearing others experiences. We look forward to seeing you on the night! Any queries can be directed to secretary@mountainviews.ie or posted on the general forum of MountainViews.ie

The event is open to all and is taking place at the Lansdowne Hotel, 27/29 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. www.lansdownehoteldublin.com.
The MountainViews book "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits" published by Collins Press, will be available at a community price.


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