Mountain near London?

Nov 11th, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Does Crystal Palace in London sit on top of a mountain - or Alexandra House sit on a mountain on the north side of London?

Climbing many times by push bike from central London to Crystal Palace Caravan Harbour felt like I was climbing a mountain!

Near Detroit we have Mount Trashmore, a huge pile of garbage that now in winter is a ski resort - well it has some ski slopes if not a resort per say.

Is there a Mt Trashmore near London?
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Nov 11th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Suggesting what month of the year it is done in is ludicrious. As is suggesting that there is any route on which you do not have to be prepared.

Read this article, all the person probably did is got turned around in the cloud. A 'navigation error'.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...wdonia-6179476

Mountain rescue teams get called out all the time because people do stupid things. Experienced outdoors people do not go anywhere without proper equipment, regardless of how easy they EXPECT it to be. You can twist an ankle and become incapacitated on flat ground.

Read this log by the rescue team to see how many incidents they have EVERY month.
http://www.llanberismountainrescue.co.uk/incident-log

Stupid people can put themselves at risk if they want but unfortunately, we don't get to leave them to fend for themselves. Someone else has to put their life at risk to get them down.

So there is no way the pendulum can swing too far. Get it.
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Nov 11th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Should be, 'what month of the year it is done in MATTERS, is ludicrious.'
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Nov 11th, 2013, 09:26 PM
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the month does matter -- they asked for an easy/medium walk and the discussion has largely been around Snowdon. Sticking to one of the main routes and they won't go 2 minutes without passing someone.

That's very different than a solo walk on a less frequented peak.
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Nov 12th, 2013, 01:14 AM
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>>Is there a Mt Trashmore near London?<<

There are the Beckton Alps, I suppose:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckton...s#Beckton_Alps
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Nov 12th, 2013, 04:53 AM
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To the OP:

take the Tube out to Kew Gardens. Make your way over to that "treetop walk" and climb up to the top.

Think back on all the people here who aren't there and smile.
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Nov 14th, 2013, 07:58 AM
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It seems that the Ordnance Survey's definition of a mountain in the UK is 2000 feet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-22025371
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Nov 14th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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There is even a comedy on a hill vs. a mountain in the UK.
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112966/
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Nov 14th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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My definition is over 3000 metres (9842 feet) Rudicund but then I don't live in a place where nothing is near that height.

The UK's Ordnance Survey definition is kind of like a short person's definition of tall. LOL
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Nov 18th, 2013, 11:52 AM
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are we making mountains out of mole hills here?
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