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three5four0
2009-09-27 02:13:36
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Larceny on Luggala
After a tramp up Kippure, where the only view available was that of our boots, we were surprised to see the mist lift and the rain stop as we drove towards Laragh. After quick discussion we decided on a quick round of Luggala & Knocknacloghoge and parked in the carpark at around 137087.

The afternoon progressed well, with good views opening up from the summit of Luggala and on our ascent of Knocknacloghoge, where we walked past a huge herd of deer. In good spirits as we approached the car, that was till we found our car had been broken into.

Whilst the malcontents were long gone, as was our clean clothes for that night and spare hill gear for the morrow, it didn't stop me thinking up various ways of dealing with the thieving Bas***ds. The favourite 3 being 1. thrown into a room full of angry walkers who have had their cars broken into and are wearing their winter walking boots with crampons on, death a la from russia with love, 2. thrown into the wrong end of an Old Firm game in Glasgow with the opposite teams jersey on & 3. Hung drawn & quartered and displayed at the Sally Gap, as a warning to other car thieves.

Alas, we were not the only ones to suffer this fate, on the way to report it we passed another car with broken windows at the Tonelagee carpark. We learned later that cars were also broken into at Glenmalur and at the Sally Gap, the Garda, when we called at the station, were out at another car break in, so someone was very busy indeed.
The one possible positive thing was a walker had seen one of the thefts and had given a description to the Garda, so hopefully they might catch this one.

We cancelled our B&B for the night and drove home hoping our insurance would cover our kit and clothes and with one of our number having to go on a buying spree to replace her gear for a trekking holiday in South America this week. Of course it is not just the loss of gear that comes into play here, but the loss to the local economy of the tourist euro, 3 of us cancelling our B&B, meals & drinks for the night is not insignificant, and if any of the other car owners who were broken into did the same the amount would start to add up quickly. A spur for the local authorities to sort out this problem perhaps?


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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 a day 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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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days 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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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot a day 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 3 days 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 South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week 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 a week 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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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 2 days 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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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 5 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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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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