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CaptainVertigo
2008-07-30 22:32:06
"Risking a Wrist" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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All These Highs n Lows
The sight of young Harro shaking his sore wrist at the Open made me leap from my seat and slam the door behind me. I mean “Come off it, Harro! Whatever bit of damage I did to your precious wrist on Corranabinnia last week was NOTHING compared to what the Government did to me!” I had spent years working on the Mountain Golf Project as Chairman of Comhairle Gailf na Sleibhe. Our vision... Sheiks, Yanks and nouveau riche Chinese racing round our fairest summits for 18 wonderful holes of gravity assisted golf...Corrie lakes to be emptied and replaced with sand as “superbunkers”. Forests as “rough”. Helicopters (and rollercoasters) instead of golf carts. I had to get around the problem of the Greens (I mean the party, not the putting areas). We were talking mega investment: PPPs, giant NRA roads to backward places, Gaeltacht grants, sheep depopulation programs, and , well...expenses. Young Harro (formerly of our Youth Wing, and inclined to hero worship) agreed to caddy for me on a “reccy” on the Nephin Begs. I was thrilled with Corranabinnia as a tee... But the gale kept knocking the ball over before I could drive off towards one of those cute Clew Bay islands... Harro lay down and held that ball in place as if I were Ronan O’Gara going for a vital conversion. Sadly, it was at that very moment, as my Big Bertha came crashing down, that my mobile went off. Harro, fusspot that he is, ran screaming in circles as I said “Yes Taoiseach?”. Can you believe it? “Serious recession; cutbacks; country can’t afford mountain golf; blah blah blah”. And then, the morning of the Open, came the letter from the Department. Comhairle Gailf na Sleibhe was being “subsumed” into Comhairle Lucht an Airgid Yanki, which, in turn, had been “amalgamated” with Comhairle Marcaiocht na nDaoine. In short, I was now a long serving party member...without expenses...


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Slieve Commedagh: Saturday 6th April Mountainviews Walk
BleckCra a day ago.
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Saturday 6th April Mountainviews Walk
BleckCra a day ago.
OI YOU! YEAH YOU!It's important to support the mountainviews website. Your website. It supports you, with everything you need to know about hills and hill matters throughout the country. The bigge...

  
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Slieve Donard: Saturday 6th April Mountainviews Walk
BleckCra a day ago.
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Lackakeely: An easy bag after Mweelrea
magnumpig a day ago.
Mweelrea is a sweaty old climb (for me anyways) and if, like me, you feel that climbing it deserves bagging more than one peak, you should visit Lackaleely. Basically it's a small rise overlooking...

  
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Baurtregaum: A walk among the clouds.
TommyV 2 days ago.
I followed Scapania's directions to get started for the tough pull up to Gearhane. It was a lovely day out and the views on the climb up were spectacular but there was a cloud sitting on the highe...

  
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Crusline: Epic fail!
TommyV 2 days ago.
As mentioned by Bunsen7, the entrance to the windfarm is the best way to access this hill. Note that there are signs saying no unauthorized access but isn't that always the way. I did come across ...

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Moveen Hill: Highest on the Loop
TommyV 2 days ago.
As Moveen Hill is the highest point on the Loop Head peninsula, the views on offer are great for such little effort. As mentioned by sandman, through the quarry and then out onto the open hill is ...

  
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Truskmore SE Cairn: Nice addition to Truskmore
bertandally 2 days ago.
No excuse not to come over here for a peek if you are at Truskmore, so that's what we did and it's worth it for the extra view.

  
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Maamturks & 7 MV Summits
simoburn 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 949m, Area: Corc?g, Maamturks (Ireland) Corc

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Fothair na Manach
Fergalo 4 days ago.
Fothair na Manach is one of the remotest, most spectacular & magical sites in Ireland and barely accessible. It lies jus walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland)

  
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Truskmore: Can't get much easier but so worth it!
bertandally 2 days ago.
This was our second time to climb Truskmore and we've been lucky enough each time to get space to park at the start of the transmitter road at G7438546834. As we sat having some food in the van, w...

  
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Dalkey Island: Stepping off the mainland
Maulin 2 days ago.
Every visit to an Island is such a unique experience. There is something magical about stepping off the mainland and being, even for a few hours on another Island. When thinking about visiting an ...


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