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CaptainVertigo
2014-03-29 08:47:04
Awake
I have no doubt that I could engineer some kind of faux controversy with simon3 on the distinction between summiteering and bagging. But it would be an entirely spurious exercise because I essentially agree with him. Of course, the better experience is to be fully present and conscious on the hills, to savour every aspect of them, for the time there to be "quality time". It seems almost disrespectful to treat any part of the great Earth as some beached Gulliver to be criss crossed with tiny lines until tied down, as if we were so many little power companies. Perhaps it is even more disrespectful to ourselves, as human beings, to restrain our apparently unique capacity to sense, and reflect, in pursuit of some predetermined little plan.
A child's afternoon in the corner of a summer garden may bring more presence to and engagement with the planet then a lifetime of exploration. Our brief dance on the land before we return to it is so full of possibility that every unconscious wasted day is a tragedy.
Imbued with a sense of foreboding that I will one day regret so many wasted days of half existence before the television or in the office, I have set myself certain tasks, as a discipline, much as a monk adheres to the incongruous rules of St. Benedict. I may appear to be buzzing about like a blue bummed fly but, like the monk, I proceed with awe and reverence, except that, in my case, I go forth with a deep sense of puzzlement about how we got here, why we are here at all, and where we are going.
It matters little how we organise our journey, as long as we remain awake during it.
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 an hour ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 2 hours ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
Forum: General
An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

Summit Comment
Divis: Great views
Wilderness 3 days ago.
The car park is quite high up on the west side of the mountain at J266741. There are a number of different trails to walk around on Divis and Black mountain. Divis is the highest point (478m), wi...

  
Summit Comment
Scrabo Hill: Hill with a tower on top
Wilderness 3 days ago.
The hill on its own is 160 meters high and the tower is 40 meters high. The tower is closed during the winter months.The hill can be climbed from the car park just below the Golf Clubhouse at J475...

  
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Great Mell Fell
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 277m, Area: Great Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern F...

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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 3 days ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...

  
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Bonscale Pike-Wether Hill Loop
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A beautiful route which takes in 6 wainwrights (Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, Steel Knotts... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 948m, Area: Swarth Fell (Ullswater), Lake District -

  
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Little Mell Fell
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.2km, Climb: 130m, Area: Little Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern ...

Summit Comment
Keelogyboy Mtn Far E Top: A small beautifully shaped mountain.
Wilderness 4 days ago.
This mountain is easy to recognise because of its shape. A good place to start is at Doon Lough car park at G794363. From here walk down the R278 towards Sligo and take the second country road on ...

  
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The Ullswater Way
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
The Ullswater Way with a diversion up to the top of Gowbarrow (481m) and down via the Aira Force. walk, Len: 34.7km, Climb: 818m, Area: Lake District - Eastern Fells (Britain) G...

  
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Cloghernagh: Snow Covered Plateau
davsheen a week ago.
Cloghernagh and Lug taken from Croghanmoira


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