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Messages - Stephen McMullan

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The damage is minor enough but should there have been any at all? One of the things that's being checked at the moment is to see if the place has a designation like a Special Protection Area or a Natural Heritage Area etc. It may not be "bad" but is it good enough? In some ways it rankles because what was left was so easily taken care of but they didn't make the effort.

Pawel's images attached

so the pics are too big...
Only when I downloaded them and tried to attach them to a new post. It doesn't explain why your links didn't work. Looked ok to me.

Thanks again for your help Pawel.

Yeah I can't see the pics in your post for some reason. I've managed download the images though.

Thanks a lot for making the effort Pawel. I'll check with Helen @ MI to see what she thinks. She looks after access & conservation for MI.

[Dave - the restrictions on the image attachments are a bit severe - maximum total size 192KB, maximum individual size 128KB. I'll email you the settings I have]

Agreed. Please take some photos if you get a chance. It sounded like an amazing event enjoyed by all attending but I'm sorry - fizzy drinks companies can't just come in to these incredible landscapes and run extremely high profile events and benefit from the publicity to sell more fizzy drinks without taking full responsibility to keep the place pristine.

Has anyone been to Poll na Peist since? Did Red Bull leave no trace?  ;)

I'm interested to see what sort of state the place is left in so please keep us informed Pawel. Thanks.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Doolin Camping
« on: July 31, 2012, 12:09:04 PM »
I'm of a slightly different opinion. I think climbers should camp / bivi in these wilderness locations but the challenge (to us all) is that it should be impossible to tell that we have been there afterwards. If we lose the ability to camp responsibly in the wild places then we have lost something very valuable indeed. By the way thats not an excuse to hold a "festival" at the rocks just as long as everything can be cleaned up afterwards. I'm really talking about very very low profile even when you're there.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Midge alert
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:13:26 PM »
Got bitten in the carpark at the back of my apartment block in Dun Laoghaire this eve!!!

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Electronic version of the guide
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:34:51 PM »
Looking forward to seeing it. :)

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Is climbing a Sport?
« on: June 05, 2012, 03:25:37 PM »
And I agree with how Stephen put it
Yay, I win!  ;D

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Is climbing a Sport?
« on: June 05, 2012, 09:19:28 AM »
Its a sport if you want it to be but no, not for me.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Is climbing a Sport?
« on: June 01, 2012, 04:22:20 PM »
Has anyone done the hoovering since I left? :D

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Is climbing a Sport?
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:12:39 PM »
this should be moved to  ;D

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Dawes v Boulder Pads
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:37:48 AM »
I hope we're back to Dawes because I certainly don't belittle climbers achievements.

To be fair I think your point has shifted slightly from "not using pads is stupid" (which I don't agree with) to "saying you can't use pads is stupid" (which I completely agree with).

Never mind Dawes. Great climber, super impressive record but he is one of the biggest wind up merchants in the game and has his own very personal perspective. He's entitled to it. I'm entitled to mine.

I don't pay much heed to folk who tell me that I can't / shouldn't do something (I'm not a huge fan of bolting or chiselling mind).

I didn't get into climbing or diving for that matter for the "rules".  :)

[Edit: to be fair to Dawes - he got you thinking which is probably the only point he was trying to make]

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