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simon3
2005-11-26 23:51:28
Um, What to Pack?
It's about what's appropriate. In Ireland on high ground away from roads, you need wet gear, change of clothing etc. Accidents don't happen very often, but they do happen. I have personally been at incidents from twisted ankles, broken legs, falls and a tragic fatality. On most of these occasions it usually involved hours waiting outside. Once I was near an accident on Mullaghanattin - broken leg. It took a day to get the patient down because of high winds and some of the party involved had to stay with the patient in the snow. So prepare. Bring extra clothing and first aid. Replace the first aid every 2 or 3 years where you don't use it because the plasters probably won't be sticky and the sterile pads probably aren't. Bring reserve food and drink. Bring a waterproofed map and compass and know how to use them without supervision. Start with a prepared idea of where you are going and how long all of your party are going to take. Bring a fully charged mobile phone but know you can't rely on it. Bring a torch with batteries you checked.

You will need at least a 45 litre rucksack to put this into.
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Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g a day ago.
This was much tougher than I expected, I was sure I'd be up and down in 2 hours. Well it's been two hours 30 mins and I'm still sitting up on top. The views are really that good. It's been dry now...

  
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StephenH16
StephenH16 a day ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
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It's Simple Simon!
jackill a day ago.
Seat Alhambra people carrier car type thing that he converts into a tent/bed to meet men in uniform

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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 3 days ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...

  
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Knockeenatoung: TV or not TV
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
The main carpark for access is at the start of The Black road R89306 20345 (ht 333m)The Black road is a rocky, easy to follow track that is usually used as a start to climbing Galtymore, and it wi...

  
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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 5 days ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 5 days ago.
Some more views

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
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CaptainVertigo: Huge entertainment & mystery
simon3 a day ago.
Re CaptainVertigoYes, those pizzas can be a bit filling and what with middle age spread just look at the trouble you can get into.However am I the only person puzzled by the reference to the 'Ham?...

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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 5 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 6 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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