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2018-02-27 22:28:18
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Aidy's "A" pic.
Aidy's pic of the month ....... just sensationally good.
That is not to say mountainviews' potms aren't all fabulous but are often it seems constrained (not, I imagine always by the photographer), to a particular format.
Drama - tick. Composition - tick. Textbook exposure and other buttons - tick, tick.
Aidy's pic brings us all of these but they pale to a kind of insignificance against the sheer weight of emotion that drags on our bedazzled eyes.
Aidy's sees that and that's what makes the difference between a good pic and a truly great one.
First introduction to it and you just have to catch your frozen breath.
The ragged raw remains of the miners' school Gleniff. Ragged, but not forlorn. Ghosts of hope and innocence, aspirations, life and death. Today cold bones but once a vibrant, living thing.
The mountain stands behind its works. Icy. Impassive. Careless of what has been and what will be.
.... and as well as I can explain it, it will never come close to how good this pic really is.
Aidy. If I might just mark your homework. 10++.


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Forum: General
RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
muzag 5 hours ago.
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/

  
Forum: General
Kenmare next week.
simon3 5 hours ago.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie

  
Forum: General
Re Morocco
simon3 5 hours ago.
spider28I walked in Morocco and the Atlas mountains some years ago.I didn't go to Toubkal but did visit various other places. One piece of advice. Be prepared for the heat and UV. And in particula...

Summit Comment
Slemish: tea at the top
Parts999 9 hours ago.
great views my kids and i are going to as many mountian tops as we can, we call it tea at the topit great fun

  
Track
Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot a day ago.
Different finish on this year's challenge, adding some 3km over good forest tracks. Best weather conditions we could ... walk, Len: 34.2km, Climb: 1491m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mo

  
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Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubkal
spiider28 a day ago.
Has anyone climbed this mountain? I booked to go next month a trip as a surprise for my partner; now getting nervous that we might not be able for it! We'll be going as part of a guided group over...

Summit Comment
Knocknamuck: Summit of the Slieveardagh Hills
Wilderness 2 days ago.
If you fancy a longer walk you can start at the car park just outside Grange at S309566. From here I walked clockwise round the Crag Forest Loop until I reached the Wellington Monument. I then joi...

  
Track
Glenbeigh Horseshoe, extended version
David-Guenot a day ago.
A peak-bagger's trip over the beautiful Glenbeigh Horseshoe, with plenty of time allowed for filming. walk, Len: 41.7km, Climb: 1906m, Area: Seefin, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Se...

  
Summit Comment
Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
I had a mixed day weatherwise, with dark skies, rain and flat light one minute, and blue skies the next, but it only added to the spectacular views to be had from the summit. If anything, the view...

Track
Brassel Mountain
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.0km, Climb: 458m, Area: Brassel Mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I...

  
Summit Comment
Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness a week ago.
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well ...

  
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Slievenamaddy, Antrim Hills
headspace 4 days ago.
Decided to give Slievenamaddy a go today. Parked at layby for Slievenanee and walked up beside the fence on the opposite side of the road. Isn't much of a hill but great views and then continued o...


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