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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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Mweelrea: - Water Everywhere
paddyobpc an hour ago.
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Brandon Hill: - nice evening walk
paddyobpc an hour ago.
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Mount Leinster: - from the 9 stones
paddyobpc an hour ago.
Walk Date: 3 Jul 2016. Nice weather to continue our County High Point Challenge, heading east this time to climb Mt. Leinster, the highest point of Carlow and Wexford. Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself...

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paddyobpc an hour ago.
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Slieve Beagh South East Top: Flat but boggy
paddyobpc an hour ago.
Walk Date: 25 Jun 2016. The journey home from our Donegal holidays took in Monahan's highest point, Slieve Beagh East Top. This was a very boggy walk and difficult enough to navigate due to a lack...

  
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Sawel: -Derry and Tyrone CHP
paddyobpc 2 hours ago.
Walk Date: 22 Jun 2016. Even though we were over on the West coast of Donegal on holidays we had our eye on two neighbouring counties to the east, Derry and Tyrone, and in particular "Sawel Mounta...

Track
Near Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur a day ago.
walk, Len: 2.2km, Climb: 140m, Area: Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland) ...

  
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Errigal: -Fantastic Views
paddyobpc 2 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
Slieve Na Calliagh: Dodging Thunder and Lightning
paddyobpc 2 hours ago.
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Forum: General
Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
IainT 2 days ago.
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Near The Paps East, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)
Eirepur a day ago.
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Mullaghmeen: - Nice Forest Walk
paddyobpc 2 hours ago.
Walk Date: 06 Jun 2016. Our second last of 8 CHP’s in two days we arrived at Mullaghmeen forest Park at 7:30pm to climb to Westmeath’s highest point Mullaghmeen. The route we took was a lovely for...


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