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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 Iíll side with Charlie.
simon3
2017-05-17 13:46:35
MI: Celebration Ireland's mountain environmen
Date: 26-28/05/2017
Venue: Cappanalea OETC, Killorgin. Co. Kerry
To coincide with National Biodiversity Week, Mountaineering Ireland is hosting a weekend celebration of Irelandís mountain environment, based at Cappanalea Outdoor Education & Training Centre, Killorglin, Co. Kerry from 26th to 28th May 2017.

The overall aim of the Mountain Environment weekend is to celebrate what makes Irelandís mountains special, by sharing knowledge of the mountain environment through illustrated talks, and by spending time exploring the mountains and discussing what we see and hear.

Rather than focusing on a single aspect of the mountain environment such as geology or plants, this weekend will promote understanding of natureís interconnectedness by involving people from different disciplines such as botany, biology, ornithology, geography and geology. Consideration will also be given to how best to protect the special qualities of Irelandís mountains and upland areas.

The event is delivered in conjunction with Cappanalea OETC, Killarney National Park Education Centre, and the MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum, with input from a number of individuals with expertise on different aspects of the mountain environment.

This event is intended for: environmental officers within Mountaineering Ireland clubs; mountain training providers; hillwalking club leaders; walking guides and other Mountaineering Ireland members with an interest in learning about the mountain environment and sharing that knowledge with others.

More here:

http://www.mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=1062
sandman
2017-05-15 11:24:14
For Clarification.
Some island bagging sites classify islands off our shores as no less than 1/2 an acre ,others classify all ie large rocks. Some sites regard the Island as having been bagged if you just stand on them others if you spend the night on them but i assume our classification on Mountain Views is as always its bagged when the summit is reached . But on some coastal features which is now listed how do you find a summit at zero meters high.
simon3
2017-05-13 08:20:23
Family walks around Dublin - reviewer wanted.
Adrian Hendroff has published a book with Collins on above title.
Would anyone like to review it for MountainViews?


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Track
Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 18 hours ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible thoroughly exploring various d... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
Summit Comment
Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 a day ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
Summit Comment
The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 2 days ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

Summit Comment
Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT 2 days ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
Track
Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Comment
Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT 2 days ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

Track
Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 3 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

  
Summit Comment
Seanadh Bhťara: Access
sandman 3 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
Forum: General
Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 3 days ago.
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed http://jrnl.ie/3547797 . It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

Summit Comment
Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainterÖ
wicklore 4 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eriaís Island and then Erinís Island. The Norse called it Erinís Ey and this became Irelandís Eye. (Ey ...

  
Track
Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Summary
Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 4 days ago.
This is a modest climb, but with wonderful views. Take the road out of Dingle towards Ventry. After about a mile turn left at a sign marked 'Hanlon's handbags'. There is a parking area with a hut ...


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