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Bleck Cra
2010-12-31 02:08:25
Howling Ridge. It would make you weep.
It has been a pleasure to come upon the current discourse on Howling Ridge, enterprisingly stimulated by Conor74. Richly’s talk of equipment is characteristic and useful and doubtless wise: I am sure we wish him well in his own attempt next year. I know the Reeks a bit over some 20 years although nothing I think as airy as the ridge, so going to maclimber’s recommended vid on YouTube was a bit of a revelation; and much it revealed. Firstly, that no Englishmen should ever be allowed to say anything about Ireland. At all. Funny how this comes up every century or so. If you stuck your head inside a barrel of manure you would never hear so much horse muck as gushed out of this fool Sassenach and sometime vid producer? None of it anything to do with the serious toughnuts topping the ridge and everything to do with nothing else at all. It troubles me to quote any of it although this pseudo 17th Century flaff takes the biscuit. “It is a symbol of freedom through sacrifice which is true freedom realised through brotherhood and sharing. A country can have no greater emblem to voice the freedom of its people than its highest peak.” Fork into this guff, music of the otherwise sensational Peatbog Faeries (sensational and Scottish incidentally) and you have a melange made in Hell. So … given its contentious nature, it is a joy to view. Otherwise, not knowing the ridge but looking at the pics and building in my own scrambling pedigree (Border Collie with Terrapin) it seems easily workable without ropes other than the spots where it defo isn’t. Would I give it a go without kit? The decade before the last one – yes. This one – nope.


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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 23 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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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra a day ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

  
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen a day ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen a day 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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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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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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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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Onzy 2 days ago.

  
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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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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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