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CaptainVertigo
2019-09-26 22:42:31
Is it getting warmer or is it me?
I have been a little bit out of touch in recent times with good reason about which more anon. During my absence, your temperatures have continued to rise. The ice has been melting and the seven seas have crept closer. All of this happened before, many times. 10,000 years ago northern Europe was covered in a massive sheet of ice. The melting of that sheet is indelibly ingrained on our beautiful hills (for which scraping and carving much thanks). But that great melt was part of the Earth turning, untainted by human activity. There is compelling evidence that the current melt is down to us.
Sweden (now inhabited, 10,000 years ago it lay under a large lump of ice) has produced a young woman called Greta Thunberg. This young lady is mitching school and encouraging others to follow suit: she wants a “cooling off” period. Her landing in New York to attend the United Nations recalls the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem to fulfil his destiny. Both Messiahs attracted considerable attention. But Jesus went by donkey and left a bit of a carbon footprint. Greta, sin free, simply sailed up the Hudson, like Captain Sully, engineless, and left no trace.
Greta, let loose among the sullen burghers of New York, is, in the eyes of her besotted supporters, no less than a Joan of Arc. She is possessed of that certainty and righteousness that is the special province of the young and the spectacularly gormless. She rants and heaps scorn like something from the Old Testament, and the terrified crowd , all Life of Brian extras, shout: “She has come to save us!” Joan of Arc fell foul of a particular sort of anthropogenic "warming”. Greta (currently planning to walk to South America) may be in for a different kind of roasting. It is now fashionable to say that elderly white men feel absurdly threatened by Miss Thunberg. Perhaps it is time to leave the kitchen.
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Messy, scrambly ascent of Benbulbin
markwallace 3 hours ago.
From the OSI 16 map, the Ben Bulben Forest Walk at Gortarowey looked an interesting spot from which to attempt Benbulb... walk, Len: 12.2km, Climb: 566m, Area: Benbulbin, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) B

  
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Ross-Behy West: Three in a row
Geo 3 days ago.
See my comment for Ross-Behy East top for details of loop walk taking in this ridge

  
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Inishkeel Island
simoburn a day ago.
Inishkeel Island Inishkeel Island can be walked to from Narin beach during low tide. Depending on the tide you may b... walk, Len: 4.9km, Climb: 41m, Area: Inishkeel, Donegal Islands (Ireland) Inis||

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Exporting GPX files to Basecamp
simon3 2 days ago.
We received a report that a downloaded GPX file from MV would not work in Garmin Basecamp. We tried this and it was indeed failing. We noted that other developers of software that exports GPX were...

  
Summit Comment
Vinegar Hill: August 2020
donalhunt 2 days ago.
Nice views for an early stroll. This "peak" won't challenge very many.

  
Summit Comment
Ross-Behy East: Middleman summit
Geo 3 days ago.
Followed the instructions for Curra Hill.Did the three summits, East to West, then continued the loop around the northern flank by road. At V643 907 where I expected to continue NE down to take th...

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Brassel Mountain: Interesting view.
simon3 3 days ago.
Brassel presents an interesting shape brought out by cloud shadow in this picture taken from Knocknagapple.Behind it is Cnoc an Chuillinn on the Reeks and in front is Crossderry.

  
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Geo
Geo 4 days ago.
August 2020, I am a walker with the Navan Trekkers club.I completed the original 100 highest summits list in 2015, and on Monday 10th August 2020 I finished my last of the present HH on Knocknadob...

  
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PMG Walk 01 - Great Sugar Loaf Loop Walk
simoburn a day ago.
PMG Walk 1 - Did the normal loop route at night. 2 hrs - 5kms.See blog post here: http://www.adventureburn.com/pm... walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 379m, Area: Great Sugar Loaf, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland|...

Summit Comment
Lettershinna Hill: Simple ascent , tremendous views, bring insect repellant.
Colin Murphy 4 days ago.
Parking available at at L 83197 43862. Open hillside to the east - a gentle climb over rocky/grassy terrain. A mere 95m ascent will see you at the summit, which is marked by a cairn and presents t...

  
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3 lists completed by 2 Mountainviewers in 1 w
liz50 5 days ago.
On a perfect August day in Kerry we undertook a momentous walk encompassing both Kells mountain summits and the 2 Knocknadobars. Millsd1 completed the VL list on Kells mountain and Geo completed b...

  
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Route to Knockanaskill via Poulacapple, starting from north.
simon3 a day ago.
Although this route is perfectly feasible, it may be easier to start some 400m east on the road where there is a ... walk, Len: 5.6km, Climb: 276m, Area: Knockanaskill, Dunkerron Mountains (Irela|...


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