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Bleck Cra
2009-02-01 23:07:49
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Dead Cold
The Glen River was the colour of air; over the rocks it crashed like beaten sheet silver and a merciless North wind lifted kilts and wigs without favour. My companion noted that despite every entrée to the Mournes, the Original is still the Best. Up from a re-fitted Donard Car Park, through glistening holly, ancient roots and rushing water, we access the entire Mournes panorama. East to high Donard. West to glorious Commedagh. A wandering ridge to Hare’s Gap, eating venue since Jesus did the loaves and fishes – and the foot of rugged Bearnagh. Behind herself hang Meelmore, with stupendous views of Bearnagh and your route out - and Meelbeg, a simple pull, with a tradition of sheep carcasses. The whole hape (with a waist under 36”) in 4 hours. My companion? The famous polymath Peewee McGargle. Walking with Peewee is like that sleep-learning thing: the volume of information soon precipitates a trance-like state whence he can pour encyclopaedias of knowledge into your ears – why the sky is blue, why singing is bad, how many buckets there are in a Larne hardware store. Today, the movement for women’s liberation was getting his attention, along with chests – apparently. Then in the recesses I heard “... hanged himself”. Peewee thinks he might have mountain biked underneath some poor, swinging cadaver. Then I rejoined with the time I must have sauntered past the unfortunate squaddie pinged on Donard. Like Quint and Hooper doing scars, Peewee and I were doing “dead on the hills” – lost, shot, eaten by wolves …. talked to death. In Scotland there is a hill goes by the threat of “Deid for Cauld”, simply “Killed by the Cold” – in summer an interesting reflection; in a Northern winter, a tad discomfiting. Hey Ho the Spring. Here’s to making it.
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Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 15 hours ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy 15 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 15 hours ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

Summit Comment
Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 15 hours ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy a day ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

Forum: General
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cave-dweller 3 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility 15 hours ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

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peter1 2 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...
hivisibility 15 hours ago.
The view to Knocknabreeda, Crossderry and Mothillín as seen from the aooroach to Stúmpa Dúloigh SE Top. Torc in the centre with Mangerton rising over to the right.

Summit Comment
Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.
hivisibility 15 hours ago.
Carrauntoohil from Knocknabreeda summit.

Forum: General
Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

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Onzy 6 days ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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