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weedavie
2010-12-06 12:29:30
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Gloves / Snowshoes
Glad to see you lot are getting snow as well. Iíd emphasise the importance of gloves and of putting them on. Itís easy to underestimate a slope in winter because itís no problem in summer. You find yourself committed and on something precarious so you donít feel like taking off your rucksack to get crampons, axe or gloves. It happened to us this February and one of the party (with superb gloves in his pack) got frostbite. On a windless blue sub-zero day heíd been sticking his hand in the snow for balance.

Kernowclimber have you any advice on snowshoes. Iíve just done my second 10k in 6 hours walk (crawl) through powder in my local hills. Itís improving my stamina but not my temper. Are they good, have you a good source, whatís a good make, anything to watch in purchasing?


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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 6 hours ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. However, if you have accessed Cupidstown Hill from the N7 and are returning that way, you can easily improve your visit to the area with a short de...

  
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 18 hours ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 19 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 18 hours ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Onzy 2 days ago.

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...


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