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wicklore
2009-07-20 08:30:26
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MV posts seem to serve different purposes for different people. Some appear to want a place to share their photo of a hill, without the need to get involved in further elaboration. I think this can be useful to literally 'build up a picture' of a particular hill.

Others, like myself, seek a bit more in terms of information. When I am preparing to go and walk on a hill or area I have not visited before the first thing I do is check MV for previous posts about the place. Like csd, I am looking for useful information on parking, access, conditions, accuracy of forest tracks and any other useful bits of information that might assist in my planning. In return I try to include some or all of these factors in my own posts that I submit. (hence why I appear to speak to so many farmers - getting useful information re: access and local knowledge. Plus I like to talk!)

Also of interest to me are those unexpected surpises or unusual events that are sometimes witnessed and shared by walkers. (someone once posted a photo of a fox and a bird of prey fighting, and of course let's not forget Simon3's infamous 'when pheasants attack' post!)

I think there is scope for both the detailed informative posts as well as the professional photos. Whether, as Conor74 asks, someone should include pictures of muddy gaitors will be decided by the value given to that post by the marking system.

Something I have often wondered about is whether I should post a photo taken looking at the mountain or looking out from its summit?
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Arderin: First and Last CHP for 2016
paddyobpc 4 hours ago.
Walk Date: 17 Apr 2016. Dillon(dillonkdy) and I resumed our CHP challenge for 2016 on Arderin on a cool dry April Sunday. We were now armed with Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points...

  
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Moylussa: Last CHP of 2015
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
Walk Date: 06 Sep 2015. Our last CHP of the year was Moylussa in Clare and again it was Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself on the walk. Blessed again with good weather the views of Lough Derg as...

  
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Carrauntoohil: with Dillon and Rachel
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
Walk Date: 18 Aug 2015. We were waiting for a good time to tackle Carrauntoohil and finally a suitable day arrived. Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself set off from the Hydro Track Carpark around...

Track
Near Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 2.2km, Climb: 140m, Area: Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland) ...

  
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Knockmealdown: for gribboneer-of-the-year
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
In December of 2016 while earning points for gribboneer-of-the-year http://www.highpointireland.com/gribboneer-of-the-year.html we returned to Knockmealdown on two occasions. The first was on Satu...

  
Forum: General
Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
IainT a day ago.
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in the north of England, run every January, invariably featuring snowdrifts, gales and many miles of sucking bog, much of it run in the dark. It...

Summit Comment
Knockmealdown: My nearest CHP
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
Walk Date: 01 Aug 2015. I have had many walks to Knockmealdown previously, with various start points, Baylough Car Park, The Vee, even from home in Gurtacullen in the shadow of the Vee at one time...

  
Track
Near The Paps East, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)
Eirepur 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 676m, Area: The Paps East, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Irelan...

  
Summit Comment
Kippure: “Military Road”
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
Walk Date: 25 Jul 2015. Myself and my son Dillon(dillonkdy) were in Dublin and free for the evening while others went to see Ed Sheerin so we decided to climb Kippure and knock another CHP off the...

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Lugnaquilla: from Glenmalure
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
Walk Date: 23 Jul 2015. I had walked Lugnaquilla previously in 2011 from near the Glenmalure Hostel returning into the Glenmalure valley via the zig zags and walking the road back up to the car. T...

  
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Knockboy: The start of a CHP Challenge
paddyobpc 5 hours ago.
Walk Date: 26 Jun 2015. It was during a search for mountains to climb while on a break in the Schull area that I learned that Knockboy was the highest point in Cork. My daughter Rachel and son Dil...

  
Track
Near Mount Gabriel, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 5.9km, Climb: 290m, Area: Mount Gabriel, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)...


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