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CaptainVertigo
2007-01-06 01:27:45
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During recent preparations for an ascent of Carrauntoohil with my 15 year old son I had a careful look at the accident statistics, the Kerry Mountain Rescue website and so forth to help choose a safe route ( about which more anon). I was surprised to happen upon a YouTube link showing an actual helicopter rescue from Carrauntoohil. According to the supporting text a hillwalker dislocated his knee near the summit and had to be winched to safety. The "lead in" to the short film shows a University of Limerick Outdoor Pursuits Club banner, but who knows if some third party was making mischief? In any event, I presume that the large group appearing in the piece knew that their colleague's life was in no danger because a few of them were in rather good "form". Even so, I personally cringed that there should be such merriment while the rescue services were doing their dangerous work. Perhaps I have forgotten the many follies of my youth. Perhaps fear and excitement go together? I submit the link so that you, the viewer, can form your own judgment, and secondly, because I think that we might occasionally add a further dimension to this wonderful site by uploading our own little mountain movies on YouTube and link into them. Copy and paste this link (into the web address bar): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt2Mn2ucN6w The subject of the film is almost certainly the same incident as appears on the Kerry Mountain Rescue website: "19th NOV 2005. CARRAUNTOOHIL. RESCUE.Killarney Gardaí alerted the Team following a report that a walker had dislocated his knee on the ridge between Caher and Carrauntoohil, and a full callout was initiated. The Team requested the assistance of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter which was able to carry out a successful evacuation of the casualty." One last thought! If anyone reading this knows "Conor" - the young gentleman who was rescued - I would love to hear his personal account of the entire incident. Not too many walkers are winched from Carrauntoohil, and the film has been viewed nearly 12,000 times. His story could make history!


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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 7 hours ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 10 hours ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 11 hours ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 11 hours ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Knockmealdown Round - Out by the spine. Back by the belly.
GSheehy 2 days ago.
An early start had me on Crohan West at 08:00. It was a glorious morning. This is what Bowie meant by ?serious moonli... walk, Len: 45.8km, Climb: 1968m, Area: Crohan West, Knockmealdown Mountains (I

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 4 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 2 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 4 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Irel...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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