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BleckCra
2017-11-25 23:26:56
Another patch on the emperor's new clothes
Years back, when I started berating the Mourne Heritage Trust, its oeuvre in the Mournes and its raison d'etre, what first motivated me was its destruction of the Binnian track from Lamagan and its replacement with a thing of monumental pointlessness.
The organisation's rationale for its project, was what is and remains in my view, a ramshackle affair ... built on a false premise.
That the hill is broken. It is not.
The keystone to its endeavour is "erosion" and I recall my own response .... that a thousand men could dragnet the Mournes for a thousand years and not put a mark on them; so how is it that only one generation of zealots thinks it can?
Over the years my view hasn't changed, despite mountain "repair" becoming the norm and media representing outdoor interests supporting it.
A lot of science-speak explains, defends and promulgates the theories - and there is nothing wrong with that:- A. if something is broken, B. you might fix it like this ...
What is wrong is that it isn't broken.
If there is nothing that can or needs be done to change the mountains, there is certainly nothing a squad of well intentioned enthusiasts can do.
MI Mountain Log Magazine summer edition ran a piece on MHT's latest initiative. The Mourne Heritage Trust claims (for my lack of another description), to be repairing what it avers to be broken hills .... not with thunderbolts and lightning but with jute nets and coir matting, Yes - the Mourne Mountains, with nets and matting.
A local farmer whose family has for generations worked and lived on the land, who knows and understands it better than I or the Mourne Heritage Trust, described to me this latest venture as ..... "laughable".
It is hard to disagree.
Amongst innumerable comments over the years, for and against, the simplest and best was elicited from a friend of mine who wrote "Leave the Mourne Mountains alone."
P.S. I see they, or their kind are currently hoking and poking around the Binnian Lamagan col. God only knows what abomination will spring from those loins.
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