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Bleck Cra
2005-04-19 22:29:23
"Slap on the sunblock - another scorcher from the Weatherman" from Bleck Cra Expand pics
Slap on the sunblock - another scorcher from the Weatherman (Expand pics)
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GB bemoans the demise of Rover - and on cue, questions are being asked of Directors’ salaries. How blind are the betrayed, to the billions up in smoke. A media weather-man (or person-thing) can take home €150,000pa. On Wednesday he/it advised that Saturday would be a scorcher; on Thursday he/it crossed his/its leaden heart that Saturday would be a scorcher; on Friday he/it swore on the life of his/its demon child that Saturday would be a scorcher; on Saturday itself, he/it told us that it was wet, freezing and blowing blizzards and batted not a hooded eyelid. God help us - take one emperor, take no clothes…..! Scouring the Mournes on Saturday in full mental jacket, I am still not thawed out by Tuesday. Boy, it was rough - but somehow, perhaps in the face of adversity, the craic was ninety. Incidentally, there is now a bloke fell-running every Saturday with a Springer Spaniel, the first tired Springer Spaniel I have ever seen and deliriously happy. “Tomorrow’s supposed to be worse”, I shouted to a trio of dripping devotees. “Yes”, rejoined one, “tomorrow is the Apocalypse!”. A bloke from Mayobridge, AWOL for several unpleasant years, marching out manful new footprints toward higher and higher summits. Two desperados from Carrick (quite) giving it welly with some dear kit. A Scots bloke from Mull (standing soaked on Donard, he must have been amazed at the advances of civilisation since he last left that grey island). My highlight was however, a round young bloke coming off, who knows, Crossone. “Bad weather” he said - and given he was in a grey sweatshirt and Lidl gutties, he was well placed to comment. And so 1. the €150,000 a year Weatherthing or 2. the sweatshirt-clad round young bloke? Choices, choices.


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Awkward access to a small but rugged summit
madfrankie 6 hours ago.
Despite it's modest 405m height, Croaghacullin is not the easiest hill to climb, or indeed to find. There may be other... walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 255m, Area: Croaghacullin, Donegal SW (Ireland) Croa

  
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Table Mountain Loop including the Air Crash Site from 1957
Tobi 15 hours ago.
A beautiful loop walk taking in Sugarloaf, Lobawn, Table Mountain West Top and Table Mountain. From Table Mountain, in... walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 672m, Area: Sugarloaf, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Sug

  
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Corranabinnia Horseshoe
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
There are plenty of good reasons for the discerning hillwalker to make haste to the Nephin Beg range out in the west, ... walk, Len: 15.9km, Climb: 1028m, Area: Bengorm, North Mayo (Ireland) Bengorm,

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Object to very high windfarm in Sperrins?
simon3 a day ago.
Mountaineering Ireland is considering submitting an objection to a revised application for the Doraville Wind Farm in the Sperrins, on the grounds of visual impact and detraction from the walking/...

  
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Cnoc Lios Uachtair: Connemara in the round
fieldoptic 4 days ago.
An easy to access and navigate hill, well worth it for its central position and views in every direction. Park as previously suggested at L8530 4820 and head north east before swinging north. The ...

  
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Near Glendoo Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Tobi 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.2km, Climb: 625m, Area: Glendoo Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland...

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Cnoc Mordáin: Long Connemara Summer Evening
fieldoptic 4 days ago.
Though the road near L88003920 appears unfenced you will encounter a fence very soon after leaving the road. This fence extends along this back road, Bothar na Scrathóg and keeps cattle in typical...

  
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Ballinacorbeg: Worth a brief visit
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Pleasantly surprised by this, could clearly see Lugnaquilla and Croaghanmoira, as well as numerous other summits, slightly awkward entry into the fields just west of the forest which don't appear ...

  
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Glendalough Larger Loop
t.prewitz 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 24.6km, Climb: 828m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow ...

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Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 3 days ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the trees, we wer...

  
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Ballinafunshoge: Eastern View
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Tree felling has opened up this view of the Vartry reservoir and the east coast from just below the summit of Ballinfunshoge. The Wicklow way runs left to right (southwards) just a few hundred met...

  
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Ballinafunshoge: Nice approach along the track from Sleamaine
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Found this easy to bag using the tracks via Sleamaine marked on "east-west mapping" map, including the forest ride. Track uploaded for anyone with an interest but given recent tree felling on the ...


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