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Bleck Cra
2006-01-05 21:12:08
"The right kit and you get this. Free." from Bleck Cra Expand pics
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Carry it off
What to carry ….. ? “I told the boy with the boat and him in the helicopter to hop it, because I put my faith in thee God. So how is it I now find myself before you, drenched to the gusset and dead as a kipper?” “Well stupid, who do you think sent the boat and the helicopter?” If you want God to be with you in the hills, use what he gives you - brains. Follows, a description of kit a la Cra. Abhorring cosmetic applications for men as I do, it came as a surprise (eons ago) to the local pharmacist to sell me a bottle of pheromone-loaded gloop. The free bum-bag therewith comprised my first ever hillwalking kit and I still wear one, for’d, to carry camera, binos, compass, foil blanket and flashable light; compass and light tied in. Balancing aft, a small, sound day sac with accessible pockets and enough straps to audition for late night C4 - and therein one oversized bombproof layer - perfect size keeps you in your modelling job; big size keeps you alive. Stuffed also into sac, waterproof over-trousers. In outside sac pockets, pair of waterproof gloves, waterproof hat and buff. Accessibility is key. Simple calorie-laden rations - to be plundered in extremis, like not enough gas to get home. If you want to eat dinner, eat it at a dinner table; if you want to walk the hills, walk the hills. C’est ca. Soft-framed shades that second as goggles. Waterproof map in a map pocket, on a lanyard to the sac. Rest of the kit? Wear it - including gaiters, discarding them only in the highest and driest of summers. Too much kit on: warm for a bit. Too little kit on: cold for eternity. 25 years to construct.
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Summit Comment
The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT a day 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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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot a day 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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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT a day 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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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 2 days 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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Windphone project destroyed
wicklore a day 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

  
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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT a day 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 ...

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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 2 days 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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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 2 days 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 ...

  
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Benbeg to Cuilcagh
dmcdevitt 3 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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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 2 days 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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To Barranisky top from East MTB track
gaoithe 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 7.3km, Climb: 76m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Barran...

  
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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 3 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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