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Bleck Cra
2009-04-08 23:51:49
BEARING COMPASSES
Yes dhmiriam. I seem to have missed a fight which disappoints me no end. Regarding map and compass, I did once have a girlfriend who gave me a map and compass but that was a very long time ago. Learned without any books. Just trial and error. Nearly always the best way or at least until you are given a map and compass. Couldn't be easier. Run long edge of compass along imaginery line (on the map) from where you are to where you want to be. Turn compass housing so that printed arrow points North on the map. Lift compass off map and set magnetic arrow to North. The printed arrow will now tell you which way to go. That has just saved you twenty quids. Rule No2. Don't use 1:50s maps unless you want to die. They don't show all crags. Use 1:25s or 1:30s. Rule No3. Even when you are convinced the compass is wrong it is not. Enjoy and be good enough to flag up next time you are heading North. Also a trick. When you buy a new map, spend a half an hour folding at all the gridlines. Seems endless but what it means is later it will fold any way you want when everybody else's is trying to paraglide them off the hill.
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 7 hours ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 20 hours ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 5 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 5 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 4 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot a day ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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