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Bleck Cra
2010-06-04 21:24:54
"Scavs High on Commedagh" from Bleck Cra Expand pics
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Reference ol’ wine drinker Jackill’s exhortation for me to add anything to his treatise on Scavvy Walking, firstly it is all guff. For a start when he writes of meeting Simon, Simon is a concept – at least that’s what he tells me. Simon, that is. Next the name “Scavvy” derives from Jacky’s routine of raking about dustbins for his dinner and mine of dining on dead hillwalkers. It’s not rocket science. See how he uses “accident” and “O’Shea’s” in the same breath. And all that stuff about love and peace? Sure - but only if you give him a biscuit. Otherwise, just check your footing. Anyway as the Northern Ireland tourist boys used to say (a tad self-consciously), “you won’t know if you don’t go” and there is already idle talk of Scavvy Four – and it doesn’t come more idle than from these two – in the magical, mystical and generally fluffy Mourne Mountains of Norn Irn, TBD but likely 14/15th ish August this year of our Lord Vader 2010. It will be a middling hike of circa 5-to-6 hours with a total ascent of around 1800ms and comfortable for Grades 1 and 2 (A and B); endless opportunities to meet other mviewers (it’s like a cruise – you can’t get off it), and some wines and beers afterwards – at last. So put it in your diary now. Details will follow. For more information on what a Scavvy Walk is, see Jackill’s gushing piece 17th May 2010 title: Scavvys – Members Meet Up - which contrarily also means non-members, non-Irish (which nearly means me), non-mountaineers and some English people like Cornishmen.


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Arderin: First and Last CHP for 2016
paddyobpc 19 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 19 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 19 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...

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Near Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 22 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 19 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...

  
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Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
IainT 2 days 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...

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Knockmealdown: My nearest CHP
paddyobpc 19 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...

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

  
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Kippure: “Military Road”
paddyobpc 19 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 19 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 19 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...

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


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