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wicklore
2015-06-29 14:30:26
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That bittersweet feeling
I finally got to go through the full MountainViews summit list today to update what I have climbed, particularly with a view to the new 500m hills with 15m prominence summits that were added recently.

Like a child let run free in a sweet shop I gleefully clicked 'climbed' here and clicked 'climbed' there in all corners of the country, delighted that all those nameless humps or less prominant tops were finally having their day in the limelight. There was great joy at discovering each new summit right in the middle of a route I had taken, or that I had had the vision to scale in the past. But it was a bittersweet experience - I also discovered lots of summits I didn't climb, sitting in the middle of ranges I completed long ago or way out by themselves in far flung and remote places. I especially fear the 'Far North Top' and the 'Far East Top' summits - the ones that lie hundreds of kilometers from the main top and require several days trek to reach. Well now I have lots more of these to put on my 'to do' list.

I've no doubt that when I am a very old man slowly and painfully crawling my way to the top of the very last summit, that there will be an electronic ping on my futuristic mobile MountainViews device to inform me that another 5000 summits have been added. I can't wait.....

So the journey goes on, but with more unclimbed summits than before.
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Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 a day ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
Track
Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 a day ago.
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Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
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Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
Summit Comment
Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 5 days ago.
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Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 2 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 5 days ago.
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Forum: General
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
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Track
Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
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Summit Comment
The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 5 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Track
January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara 6 days ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...


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