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Bleck Cra
2010-08-06 00:21:27
"Bridge that Gap with Cadbury
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“ist” is bad: rac-ist, sex-ist, age-ist, ameth-yst. ….and fat-ist …? Apparently the mantra is “we choose to be fat”. I doubt we do. We choose to eat too much cake, the corollary of which is to be fat – which is also bad. Boy, were there some big ones in the Mournes on Sunday. Unusually so. Or is it just that girth has become inevitable? But the fact that fatbum and his/her wobbly spouse is in the Mournes is good enough for me. Whether for their health, an aspiration for Twiggy-like dimensions or the craic, I welcome them to these magical mountains and to my bosom, inadequate as it is by comparison.
Anyway, that’s not why I am on. Thumbnail maps. They should all have a health warning. On Sunday I met the bearer of one on the way up and another at the same spot, on the way down. Both stood befuddled and undecided – undecided if they should press on to their death or ask for help. The second was a photocopy of a reasonable attempt: author, the boyfriend who was running up and down mountains somewhere and said map would keep herself happy. I gathered this from her melancholic tone. The first was buried in a beautiful little hardback book: comprising 4 dots joined up on an A7 page and a few words of encouragement. Ridiculous when you consider these mountains will kill you stone dead if you screw up. He was nodding and smiling; she was all biz – and adrift. The map had encouraged her and then it had abandoned her – and how much use is that? A fat lot. So … buy the lovely book and read it in front of a roaring log fire. For the mountains, a 1:25,000 is a much better idea.
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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 10 hours ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy 11 hours ago.
Started at the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, and took a route taking in six summits, going over Ott Mou... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 730m, Area: Ott Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 10 hours ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 10 hours ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy 20 hours ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

Forum: General
Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 2 days 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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Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility 11 hours ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 a day ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...
hivisibility 11 hours ago.
The view to Knocknabreeda, Crossderry and Mothillín as seen from the aooroach to Stúmpa Dúloigh SE Top. Torc in the centre with Mangerton rising over to the right.

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Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.
hivisibility 11 hours ago.
Carrauntoohil from Knocknabreeda summit.

Forum: General
Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

Slieve Foye
Onzy 6 days ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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