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THE POWER OF ZERO
Some time-n-spacemen, aver that zero has a value: too much time-n-space on their hands. You forgot to buy your partner a present at Christmas. But Darling, zero has a value. Suddenly a ringing noise in your ears, a warm drip from your nose and the sound of a slamming door. So I hesitate to propose that it is without fear of contradiction that today I heard absolutely nothing. I mean zero itself. A small but perfectly formed Noreasterly did circus tricks in Dundrum Bay, whipping black snow squalls across solstice sunbursts and steaming up bifocals from the Black Stairs to Blaeberry. Underfoot, creamy snow swirls gripped like glue then suddenly, ice traps hungry for your soul, on its return from the rocks below. A black dog scoured white Donard for its invisible human, unhinged by this monochrome world. Children squealed primate squeals across ancient valleys and a fool with crampons failed to escape my sarcasm. Kit of every colour but today, only black against this postcard white. Commedagh never fails to surprise. We trudge on to her, expecting little and float off, our heads full of magic sparkles. I have noted before in this organ the merits of low level walking at this time of year and do so again: North off Commedagh takes you into a disused fire chute now inhabited by faeries. A tunnel of dark moss, boulders and mushrooms, wherein there will be a theft. Your heart. Actually today I thought it was my ears. I have never not heard anything before, quite the way that I not heard anything there today. You get the picture which never also have I seen so not moving. Boy was it still. This winter, forego the excitement of a fractured femur beneath some heathen crag and go for zero instead.
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 2 hours ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

  
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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT 3 hours ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT 3 hours ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

Track
Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 6 hours ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 20 hours ago.
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed http://jrnl.ie/3547797 . It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

  
Track
Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore a day ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman a day ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
Track
Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot a day ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore a day ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...

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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 2 days ago.
This is a modest climb, but with wonderful views. Take the road out of Dingle towards Ventry. After about a mile turn left at a sign marked 'Hanlon's handbags'. There is a parking area with a hut ...

  
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Seanadh Bhéara: Access Issues
TommyV 2 days ago.
I was bagging a few hills in the South Connemara on Saturday 12th August. Shannavara was to be my 4th hill of the day. I followed bryanmccabe's directions and met the landowner who was out and abo...

  
Track
Benbeg to Cuilcagh
dmcdevitt 2 days ago.
GPS was not accurate during the walk. learn't a lesson not to use your phone app to track your walk but overall it is ac walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 447m, Area: Benbeg, Breifne (Ireland) Benbeg


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