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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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Forum: General
re new Galtees, Knockmealdown maps
simon3 a week ago.
AidanThat's great news. Indeed I do remember the 1/2 inch to mile maps only too well. They were the staple until the mid 90s.Who can forget the horrendous error in the Maamturks NW of Binn Chaonai...

  
Summit Summary
Mauherslieve: Views, prehistoric site surrounded by extreme blanket bog.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 days ago.
There are interesting views from this not well known Arderin in the middle of the "Shannon" area. It has a prehistoric cairn on it. Caution: the summit area is covered in high irregular grass and ...

  
Track
Cullentragh to Camaderry via Lough Firrib Circuit
conororourke a week ago.
walk, Len: 24.0km, Climb: 711m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ire...

Summit Comment
Mauherslieve: Take the righteous path
muddyboots a week ago.
Well worth a visit but don’t use this as a summit to be a trend setter! Use the Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop to access the well signposted waymarked way to the summit. Park at R89506121 and follow pil...

  
Track
Glendoo & Tibradden Hiking
conororourke a week ago.
Summit of Glendoo via Cruagh Wood. Very wet. As previous comments, is somewhat difficult to determine the exact s... walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 432m, Area: Tibradden Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irel|...

  
Summit Comment
Cleat: landscape
albatross a week ago.
Looks like a painting

Forum: General
New maps Galtees, Comeraghs and Knockmealdown
aidand a week ago.
East-West mapping have just launched new 1;25,000 scale maps of the above areas. This is a great development, especially for those of us old enough to remember the old half inch to the mile maps w...

  
Track
Vinegar Hill and a bit extra along the Barrow
jgfitz a week ago.
Hiking to the top of historic Vinegar Hill from the car park can scarcely be described as exercise; it's just 90... walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 78m, Area: Vinegar Hill, North Wexford (Ireland) Vin||

  
Summit Comment
Carrane Hill: November 9th, 2019
magnumpig a week ago.
Photo taken on the afternoon of the 9th of November, 2019 in the direction of Lough Arrow and Castlebaldwin. Glad to report I made it back to my car before those rainclouds made it as far as me. A...

Summit Comment
Lackagh Mountain: November 9th, 2019
magnumpig a week ago.
Taken on a crisp November afternoon, looking in the direction of Lough Allen, to the south. Access to this mountain has been made easier by the recent construction of a large windfarm.

  
Track
Ballinastoe to Crone via Djouce, Tonduff South and Maulin
ceadeile 3 weeks ago.
walk, Len: 16.9km, Climb: 739m, Area: White Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Whit...

  
Summit Comment
Binn Shleibhe: Sunset on the peak area - November 30th, 2019
magnumpig a week ago.
Picture taken in direction of Maam Cross and Lackavrea. As others have noted, spectacular views for little effort. The old bog road to the summit from the car park is very cute too.


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