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skyehigh
2005-06-12 19:02:03
Naming the nameless
A cold winter night in 2018. Two children sneak out of their bedroom and climb stealthily into the attic. They kneel in front of any old chest and sift through its contents. They find an old diary and open it at 24 May 2005. "Look!" says one. "It's Grandad's writing. 'First ascent of Lough Iskanamacteery East'." "That's odd. I thought he couldn't swim." "Not upwards, at any rate" retorts the first. "Pity we never met him. He was committed, you know."
It has become commonplace to name a mountain after a coum on its flanks, so perhaps calling a mountain a lough is not so ridiculous. Has this situation (lack of agreed names)arisen through lack of imagination, or out of respect for the local people, who have never given the hill a name? Joss Lynam avoids naming the above mountain, while Paddy Dillon (Cicerone guide) opts for Coomcallee West Top. Perhaps an acceptable compromise would be to 'describe' the hill rather than name it, e.g. Ard Eisc na Machtire "the height by the steep path of the wolf", or does that come down to the same thing?


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Only 2 weeks to go
liz50 20 hours ago.
Mountainviews Members Meet on Saturday 7th October will be a hike around the the Corranabinnia/Glendahurk horseshoe in the Nephin Beg mountain range in Co Mayo. If you are interested in joining us...

  
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Westaston Hill: The top?
Barry 22 hours ago.
I think the highest point is likely about 175 metres in a WSW direction from the mast. I'm judging this from aerial photography and DTM which shows a rocky outcrop in a small forest clearing. DTM ...

  
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Wild SE Inishmore
simon3 a day ago.
This is a walk around the SE corner of Inishmore. The weather wasn't great so the photography was a bit limited due to d walk, Len: 12.8km, Climb: 161m, Area: Oile?in ?rann (Ireland)

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Barranisky: Barniskea or Barniskey
Barry 22 hours ago.
Might be worth adding that Ballymoyle Hill might be more appropriate name for this height. Called that in Coillte records. Whilst Barranisky is spelt thus on OS six inch maps, note that Hall Nevil...

  
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Gubacarrigan: Coastal Hill
sandman 6 days ago.
Your options for parking are numerous but a lay-by is located at L7648192513. It only takes a few minutes to reach the cliff edge and on to the summit but as evident from the tracts along the edge...

  
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Pic d'Anie
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 16.0km, Climb: 1027m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

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Rosgalliv Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 6 days ago.
For the Mountain View members who will be joining Liz50 for her walk on 7/10/17 why not get there a few minutes earlier in order to visit this small hill with its Megalithic Tomb . Parking is avai...

  
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Pic et Lacs d'Ayous
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 20.2km, Climb: 1113m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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a man's word
BleckCra a day ago.
Aidan thanks. Good to hear from you. There's a kind of accuracy in your translation even although there isn't. Still, it's close and ants aren't.There are essentially 3 titles for hills in Irish.S...

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Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 6 days ago.
The summit area with its hill fort and views across the bay.

  
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Pic des Trois Seigneurs
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 904m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 6 days ago.
Parking where appropriate make your way the short distance along the foreshore to L9531390160 where ascent to the hill exists as shown in the photo. You will encounter a small stone drinking well ...


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