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    Super Moderator Jon Doran's Avatar
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    Okay, so what's your favourite mountain, you have just 30 words to tell us where, what and why it boils your beans :-)

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    Yewbarrow,Cumbria.
    Superb plateau summit gaurded by two crags. Great walking, interesting rock climbs. Devoid of people.
    Grass, Crags and Scree.
    Views of Pillar, Gable, Scafell's & the Lake

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    The one that I'm on, every mountain has its own special characteristics and its own special place in the universe.

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    Tryfan

    My first 'mountain' I was taken up the north ridge so it was my first scramble too. I go up it 2-3 times a year and never get bored.

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    In Yorkshire, Ingleborough. Why? Just LOOK at it! Views of it catch the breath, views from it are stonking.

    In the Lakes? As Andy said, the one I'm on - it keeps changing as I go up different ones. All are wonderful.

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    I agree with John. Tryfan. Try finding a slog route. I haven't. The heather terrace makes an interesting alternative to the north ridge.

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    The wind was howling like a wounded dog.
    The view as far as in an industrial smog.
    But it's my favourite mountain, high and above.
    Because I'm with the one I love.

    Ok it's 32 words, but very true.

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    Pic de Coma Pederosa - a very pleasant, tiring, exhausting and ultimateley rewarding way to get to 2,985 metres.

    Fantasic scenery as well.


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    Alpamayo - wanted to climb it from the moment I saw a poster in a Bolivian bus station, simply the most beautiful mountain I'd ever seen. Like being on another, better, planet.

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    It would be too difficult to decide - each one's different depending on the weather! I think I'd just sit on the fence and agree with Andy.

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    Mountain? Well mine's a hill:


    North Hill, Malvern. Tall, great views over Worcestershire plateau. Quiet but unremote. Hard routes, and easy. Good paths, and invisible ones too. Basically a hill of opposite's.

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    Another go and hardly a mountain.

    The Peak on Hong Kong Island. Great for a sore head walk on a Saturday morning.

    If anyone happens to be heading that way. the walking in Sai Kung and on Lantua is excellent. Also public tranport is great.

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    Bidian, Clear sunny, great views, high, still some snow, rewarding, fun

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    El Chorro in Spain, I don't know what the mountain is called (Frontales? something like that) I do know the name of its main attraction, the 'Caminito del Rey' (Its burned into my brain) basically narrow (3 foot wide) 100 year old concrete walkway following the walls of a narrow canyon.
    Why my favorite - The scariest walk of my life.

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    Tryfan.

    I'm not gonna waste any more words on it. That should be enough.

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    I've already bagged that one mate, get your own...

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    Think it has to be Glyder Fach for cool far reaching views over Snowdon and the Carneddau and beyond.

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    Sorry to go off topic, but John...there's only enough room on this forum for one bagger)

    If I have to choose another then it's be Ama Dablam. It just looks like a beautiful mountain. I'd give my right arm AFTER I've climbed it.

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    Not a very big mountain but - Bleaklow, cos its mine!

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    An Teallach.
    Simply the best mainland mountain. Excellent winter traverse but equally exhilerating summer scramble if bagging all the tops.
    Save for a good weather day to "drink in the views"!

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