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Bleck Cra
2010-01-31 20:46:07
"LITTLE HIGH LITTLE LOW" from Bleck Cra Expand pics
Dandering home from the Mournes; and Elyne Pyge on BBC Radio, had Brian May choosing his favourite songs from stage and screen. The cynical anticipated either something awful from Blue Hawaii or demented from behind Bowie’s filing cabinet. As it was, we got “Maria” from Bernstein, Doris Day “Secret Love” and Gordon MacRae “If I loved you”. Reference the last, May highlights the diminished chord that takes us into the subjunctive that is IF. Now this is the kind of thing that drives the progrockers berserk about Brian May. Subjunctives too complicated, Doris too simple; and that of course is what endears him to the rest of us. Today, after a ski-ing expedition sans skis, a multi-bruised arse and a bad temperament, I was bargaining my way through the bagatelle board that is the high Trassey Track, when below me the hunter’s eyes and broad smile of a man enraptured by the hills – thin as a pipe cleaner with skin the colour and consistency of old boots and the handshake of a believer. He is Darryl Grimason and for those lucky enough to take their TV from Black Mountain, they will know him as the presenter of wonderful water, bog and heather-bashing works like “Off the Beaten Track” where he shepherds us into the magical Mournes and wet Cuilcagh. Amongst the self-appointed elite of the high hills, there would be those who grumble at his subjects and style. They grumble because DG unmasks these cutpurses who would claim the hills for themselves - and instead, he gives them to you, me and the man down the road. Today, the ingenus he was leading on to the Gap may be tomorrow’s elite - with a whole different take on the hills – and themselves. And boy does that endear him to me!
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Lake District: Scafell and Scafell Pike
Onzy 22 hours ago.
Route from Wasdale over Scafell Pike and Scafell, Ill Crag, Broad Crag and a couple of other peaks. Route includes 4 ... walk, Len: 12.8km, Climb: 1471m, Area: Lingmell, Lake District - Central & Wes

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Mountaineering Ireland consults on mountains
simon3 a day ago.
Mountaineering Ireland (MI) is attempting to build a consensus on what hillwalkers value in the Irish mountains. It is a very logical step prior to advocating on behalf of hillwalkers to first det...

Castle Hill
Onzy a day ago.
Up and down Castle Hill. Essentially a duplicate of track 2048, but substantially shorter as I parked blocking a gate wi walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 398m, Area: Slieve Mish (Ireland)

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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 4 days ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 4 days ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 3 days ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 4 days ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

Caha Mountains: Tooreennamna
Onzy a day ago.
Route taking in Tooreenamna, an outlier to the west of the Cummeenageera circuit and a highly rated hill. walk, Len: 4.5km, Climb: 439m, Area: Tooreennamna, Caha Mountains (Ireland) Too...

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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller a week ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

Hart Walk
GSheehy a day ago.
{First off, I wasn't with the lads. Just sharing the info.}What?s not to like reading about the trials and tribulation walk, Len: 115.7km, Climb: 3215m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Cloghernagh,

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