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CaptainVertigo
2014-12-29 09:29:53
"The Triumphal Procession" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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Congratulations!
Heartiest congratulations to Simon Byrne on his great achievement.
I had hoped to be there personally but the moment clashed with the annual gathering of my clan in Athlone so I missed the great event. It is like NOT having been in the GPO in 1916. Simon hasn't just demolished most of the Lists in one year: along the way he has set down some truly remarkable routes, as we can see from the Tracks he uploaded. Reaching his goal is a testament not just to his physical stamina but also to his mental toughness. There MUST have been times when he asked himself "Am I mad to be doing this?" (truth to tell I ask myself most days when I have parked the car and am about to put on my boots!). But he kept going. His achievement singles him out as one of the most employable people in the country - focused, committed, relentless, clever (look at the routes) and very likely to successfully complete any project he takes on.
One aspect of the journey that I can't comprehend is how Simon managed to avoid injury over a twelve month period. And I don't necessarily mean dramatic injuries of the "falling off " variety: I'm thinking sprains, pulled muscles and ligaments, sore back , wonky knees and the like. These are the kinds of injuries that tend to persist unless the patient rests, and there is really no evidence that Simon ever rested.
Well done Simon! Your success will travel with you to the end of your days. Thank you for sharing the adventure with us.
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 20 hours ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

  
Track
Meelin Hill, Brackloon and Knockafeehane
Bunsen7 22 hours ago.
A grand and simple waymarked trail for a day of low lying cloud.Park up at the post office beside the Tom Crean mini-p... walk, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 343m, Area: Knockafeehane, Slieve Mish (Ireland) Kno

  
Summit Comment
Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 22 hours ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

Track
Eagles Hill, Mullaghbeg, Beenrour
bogtrotter 23 hours ago.
There?s plenty of room for parking at the cemetery at the top of Coad Road, near Castle Cove. From here we headed SW ... walk, Len: 21.6km, Climb: 825m, Area: Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Irelan

  
Forum: General
An Sli
Slier159 a day ago.
Hello all,I am currently trying to organize a longs distance walk from Killarney to Derry city, using the existing National Waymarked Trails along the West coast. A 1,000km of Trail already exist ...

  
Summit Comment
Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 22 hours ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

Track
Erris Head Loop
simon3 a day ago.
Simple walk to Erris Head. On the occasion we did it, there were dark clouds and big showers. walk, Len: 4.7km, Climb: 98m, Area: Erris Head Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland...

  
Summit Comment
Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 22 hours ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...

  
Summit Comment
Cashloura: An enjoyable walk for all ages
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
Park at W20849 49704 at Coillte forest entrance just off the R586 Regional Road between Dunmanway and Drimoleague. Parking available for 6-8 cars. Follow forest road which is along line of disused...

Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 3 days ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 6 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...


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