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Bleck Cra
2010-10-29 13:28:26
Some are confused; some bemused; and some of us are just incredulous that given the rioting resulting from recent Historic Enquiries raids on northern loyalist homes, the Police Service of Northern Ireland seems to have been prepared for peace but not for war when launching a similar raid into the Rathcoole area this week, one of the UVF’s “safe seats”. When they sent in a couple of local cops, in a car of course, who was it they thought was hijacking up to 12 tons of Ulsterbus in order to beat the driver and burn it? Igglepiggle or the Milky Bar Kid? So when it came to trundling a taxpayer’s helicopter into the Western Mourne Mountains also this week and injuring several of its officers, few of us were surprised that it had failed to identify the pattern set only last week by the occupants of a private machine in precisely the same conditions, ploughing into the same Western Mourne Mountains and rendering the same occupants stone dead. There are many reasons I am glad I am not a serving officer with the PSNI although two will do: being the target for a loony fringe dissident – and being the laughingstock of the combined population - something we all appear to be agreed on. The good thing for hillwalkers in the Mournes is that we now know there are no gunmen in these hills, because if there were, the PSNI would not have gone in. (Check out its reasons for not going in to protect life and limb at the Rathcoole debacle.) In the Mourne Mountains this weekend, take a tin hat with you. Who knows what could fall out of the sky...., but you can guess.
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eflanaga an hour ago.
I came to hillwalking relatively late (2004) after being introduced to its pleasures on the remote island of St Helena by a South African friend who worked as an anaesthetist there, and it is now ...

Caha Mountains: Tooreennamna
Onzy a day ago.
Route taking in Tooreenamna, an outlier to the west of the Cummeenageera circuit and a highly rated hill.Shoulder peak... walk, Len: 4.5km, Climb: 439m, Area: Tooreennamna, Caha Mountains (Ireland) T

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Tooreennamna: False Summits abound
Onzy a day ago.
This summit, at least on the approach from Glenbeg Lough, is characterised by the number of false summits that emerge as you gain height.

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Mountaineering Ireland consults on mountains
simon3 2 days ago.
Mountaineering Ireland (MI) is attempting to build a consensus on what hillwalkers value in the Irish mountains. It is a very logical step prior to advocating on behalf of hillwalkers to first det...

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Tooreennamna: Orphaned Outlier of Cummeenageera
Onzy a day ago.
Tooreennamna lies just west of the Cummeengeera circuit above Ardgroom, As it it is tricky to include in that circuit, it is probably best included as a circuit of Glenbeg Lough or climbed by itse...

Lake District: Scafell and Scafell Pike
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route from Wasdale over Scafell Pike and Scafell, Ill Crag, Broad Crag and a couple of other peaks. Route includes 4 ... walk, Len: 12.8km, Climb: 1471m, Area: Lingmell, Lake District - Central & Wes

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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 6 days ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

Castle Hill
Onzy 2 days ago.
Up and down Castle Hill. Essentially a duplicate of track 2048, but substantially shorter as I parked blocking a gate wi walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 398m, Area: Slieve Mish (Ireland)

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 6 days ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller a week 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 No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 6 days ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

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