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CaptainVertigo
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 Summary
Knockannavea: Easy but unexciting bag
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 6 days ago.
Unfortunately this summit is isolated, Spruce covered and not terribly attractive, on the plus side it is easily bagged, using track/s the whole way. Half an hour or so will easily take it in if n...

  
Summit Comment
Tievereivagh: Use the trail for access to the mountain
moggy40 a week ago.
Park at Pattens Pub and follow the Sli Grainne Mhaol (clockwise) to the high point on the trail, from there a short sharp climb to the summit can be made, I would recommend descent by the same way...

  
Track
Windfarms, forestry, sheep farming and a little hillwalking.
simon3 a week ago.
The route starts from a place where you can park one car as shown. This is also the way down off the uplands and ... walk, Len: 12.5km, Climb: 452m, Area: Coomagearlahy, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Irel|...

Forum: General
MEETUP WALK SUMMER 2019
liz50 a week ago.
Last chance to come along on this weekends iconic walk in the Eastern McGillycuddy Reeks, Saturday 17th August. If you are interested in joining us please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outloo...

  
Summit Comment
Nephin: Cairn overkill
TommyV a week ago.
I climbed Nephin along the South Western spur following the route mentioned by mcrtchly although I believe about a kilometer further up the road there is parking at a Pylon and this would be a bet...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Loading tracks in Garmin Basecamp
chelman7 3 weeks ago.
This works great - many thanks Ewen

Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: No boots needed.
TommyV a week ago.
It's possible to drive to the top of this hill, but if you don't have an SUV or some sort of 4x4 I wouldn't recommend it. Park at the start of the road before Lough Ben as mentioned by three5four0...

  
Track
A seven day trek across Sarek N.P.
mcrtchly a week ago.
If you want to experience the remoteness and challanges of true independent wilderness trekking in Europe, then Sarek Na walk, Len: 90.0km, Climb: 1574m, Area: Sweden, Norrbotten () ||

  
Summit Comment
Dough Mountain: Directions to the summit
magnumpig a week ago.
I'd contend that Douagh isn't as ugly a hill as MadFrankie would suggest, with fine views from it's slopes towards Manorhamilton and Benbo especially. Plus it's always good for the soul to be in L...

Summit Comment
Cac Carn Mor: Summit Cairn
billbaggins a week ago.
Summit Cairn Cac Carn Mor

  
Track
Pla de Montcamp + Pic du Col Taillat
David-Guenot a week ago.
A beautiful ridge walk along the GR10 followed by a very tough off-track descent on steep, horrendous terrain, where wil walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1178m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Summit Comment
Lochnagar - Cac Carn Beag: Direction Finder
billbaggins a week ago.
Direction finder Cac Carn Beag


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