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tomodub
2017-06-16 21:21:54
Downloading Tracks
Hi Simon3.

Success - thank you again all worked out this time.

Best wishes,

Tomodub
tomodub
2017-06-16 20:33:03
Downloading Tracks
Hi Simon3.

Thank you for your speedy response. I have been trying that all evening, but when I click on "download" I get an 'Eircom' symbol and what appears to be the code rather than the Gpx file?? Any suggestions, apart from the obvious one.

Cheers,

Tomodub
simon3
2017-06-16 20:06:11
Re Downloading Tracks
tomodub
These notes may help:
Go to the area in question.
Click on "Open Walks Finder" at left of page.
Select a track you are interested in by clicking on it.
At the bottom of the track you should see a button "Export Data"
Click on this and then choose what sort of track you want for the GPS, for example Create compressed version of track ...
Click on Download as GPX file. Click on Start Download
This will then allow you to get a .GPX file and save it on your pc/ mac etc..
Next what happens depends on the GPS unit. For newer devices the procedure for loading a .GPX file onto a Garmin is to copy it to a particular directory on the device.
For older devices you will need to use an intermediary product like GPSU or Gartrip which can be downloaded.
These allow transferring a .GPX file to a Garmin.
All this sounds a bit long winded, but if you do it a few times it becomes very quick.
An issue with some older Garmins is that they have limited capacity for many tracks.
Please ask if you have further questions.
Enjoy the track, but remember they are offered in the hope they are useful but with no guarantee.
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tomodub
2017-06-16 19:42:47
Downloading Tracks
Hi Guys,

I use a Garmin Etrex 30 on my hikes. I would like to download some of the published tracks. I am reasonably o/k on computers, but can't seem to be able to download a track. Any help would be appreciated.

Tomodub
Summer
2017-06-13 19:10:10
Island and Summit Bagging
Hi Sandman .... does this mean anyone of the nautical folk who finished the round of Ireland sailing race can claim all summits and islands as visited .
sandman
2017-06-13 14:57:22
Bagging Summits
In reference to Pepe's comment i was and have always been of the understanding that this is a mountain come hill walking site and one visited the summit area to claim the bagging rights. On any of the Island trips taken by members of Mountain Views over the years they always climbed to the summit area please refer to Tearaght Island and wicklore's comments on same. He had the courage not to claim the summit as bagged unlike some , maybe in the future a group can arrange a cheap Ryanair flight fly over all the islands hills and mountains of Ireland no worries of trespass or getting your feet wet , enjoy a G&T and hey presto all islands and summits bagged in a day or less.
Pepe
2017-06-13 08:29:47
Island Bagging?
I presume the 'climbed' button on MV was changed to a 'visited' button to facilitate the new islands now featured. But what exactly constitutes 'visiting'? In the case of some islands I think a flexible attitude is required. Take two examples; Rockabill off Skerries and Gull Island off Bunmahon. Landing on the Rock is discouraged, in fact there's usually a warden there, especially in breeding season, to prevent pleasure craft from landing. You can venture within yards of it but cannot set foot on it. So does circumnavigating it and waving to the warden constitute 'visiting'?

In the case of Gull Island you can paddle around it in your kayak but it is not possible to safely land and clamber up. This is because there is no safe place to get out of the kayak and secure it to the rock while you're gallivanting about up top! Certainly not at full tide anyway which is when I was fishing for mackerel around and about it. I've read of swimming groups and lone swimmers who have gone out to rocky islands. In their case, yes, they could climb up and 'bag' it in the classic sense but that has a touch of extreme sport about it. Besides, though I have a handsome face, I don't look well in swimming togs because the rest of me is quite revolting and causes a stampede as people, especially the ladies, run for miles.

Does sailing around Rockabill and paddling around Gull Island without setting foot on either constitute 'visiting'? I think it does because in the case of one, landing would've involved breaking the law and possible arrest. In the case of the other, serious injury and possible drowning might have resulted from a foolhardy attempt to gain a foothold. So have I clicked the 'visited' button for Rockabill and Gull Island? Yes I have, because I have visited them to the best of my ability without breaking the law and applying common sense so I won't break my neck on a lump of rock.
Corkerry
2017-06-03 08:39:00
"Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey" from Corkerry Expand pics
Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey (Expand pics)
Richard Maurice Clive Bigham
Richard Mersey's real name was Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey. This plaque [on Knockatee] should be removed.
Colin Murphy
2017-05-31 16:09:28
"Me having scaled the pinnacle..." from Colin Murphy Expand pics
Me having scaled the pinnacle... (Expand pics)
Bagging Malta
If you're interested in bagging Europe's highest tops, Malta surely offers the simplest bag on the continent, if not the planet. The highest point is 253m on the south coast, overlooking the picturesque Dingli Cliffs, and there is a small radar station next to it, so it's easy to find. It's about a 20km drive from Valetta. The island slopes gently from north to south over 15km so there is no sense of 'climbing' - in fact there is a road right next to the high point! Five steps and two knee bends will take you from your car to the 'summit' - but its worth it as the views there are tremendous. Then head straight to the nearest bar to recover.
marymac
2017-05-19 22:41:58
Local 97
An abstract Artist, Charles Shaw, said "Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish."
I moved house. So my Local 100 changed. The new list includes 3 sea stacks off the coast of Donegal. WTF. If I was OCDish this could cause me a lot of grief. I guess I’ll side with Charlie.


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Downloading Tracks
tomodub 6 days ago.
Hi Simon3.Success - thank you again all worked out this time.Best wishes,Tomodub

  
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simon3
simon3 3 weeks ago.
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