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2014-12-29 09:29:53
"The Triumphal Procession" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
Picture: The Triumphal Procession (Contract pics)

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
Cuilcagh: Route from South
donieg 18 hours ago.
Climbed Benbeg and Cuilcagh yesterday 29.04.2008. Weather was fine with very good visability, this is an ideal medium effort walk for walkers who have about 3.5 -4hrs to spare. I parked my vehicle...

  
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Loughsalt Mountain: A popular attraction for quite a long time
ceadeile a day ago.
Thomas Wright (1711 – 1786) the noted English astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect and garden designer was the first to describe the shape of the Milky Way and to speculate that ...

  
Summit Summary
Cuilcagh: The Roof of the Border
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a day ago.
Cuilcagh is a huge sprawling mountain of genuine geographical significance: it is the highest point on the border as well as the highest point in both Cavan and Fermanagh, and the source of the mi...

Track
Sumitteering Brandon Peak via Brandon on a hard day.
simon3 3 days ago.
The day had one objective, visit Brandon Peak. In glorious hindsight there may be easier routes, but the way we chos... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 1240m, Area: Brandon, Brandon Group (Ireland) Brand||

  
Track
Great views and a great name for your first summit after surgery
muddyboots 6 days ago.
Climbed Kanturk and Scarr mountain from the traditional starting point of the Glenamacnass Waterfall carpark (car co... walk, Len: 6.0km, Climb: 322m, Area: Kanturk, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Kantur||

  
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An Cnoc Maol Mór: Easy summit overlooking Dingle
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
This summit can easly be reached from the Connor Pass car park at Q49047 05587

Forum: General
Too beautiful for words...
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
On a recent trip to Argentina, we took a flight from Buenos Aires to visit one of nature's greatest sights - The Iguazu Falls, which are shared between Argentina and Brazil. I've heard the Brazil ...

  
Track
Only did it to log it - and it nearly did me!
muddyboots 6 days ago.
Did this hike as night was falling after climbing Scarr. Like others we used the access road until it is apparent th... walk, Len: 5.1km, Climb: 151m, Area: Fair Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
An Bhinn Dubh: The Black Ben
Geo 5 days ago.
I can't believe this hill hasn't been commented on, considering it's position close to a very busy viewing point. If you park at the Connor Hill viewpoint on the highest point of the Connor Pass Q...

Forum: Suggestions
OpenTopoMap layer...
Peter Walker a month ago.
Hi folksIf you are experiencing issues using the mapping on the site, please select something other than OpenTopoMap for the time being; it's experiencing performance issues that are beyond the co...

  
Track
Take the righteous path via the pilgrim's way
muddyboots 6 days ago.
Mauherslieve from the SouthSignpost to summit - waymarks to top.|

  
Summit Summary
An Bhinn Dubh: Easy summit with good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
An Bhinn Dubh is almost certainly the easiest top on the entire Dingle peninsula. The first bump on the huge sickle-shaped ridge linking the Connor Pass to Brandon, its ascent can be accomplished ...


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