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2011-04-04 22:08:31
Climbing Everest again for Moving Mountains!
Mountainviewers, please have a look at this from Gavin Bate, Everest expedition leader and our guest speaker at the recent WAI Winter Talks meet in Dublin.

Climbing Everest again for Moving Mountains!

Hi, I'm heading back to the Big E again, to climb to the summit and hopefully raise more money for Moving Mountains. There are definitely easier ways to fundraise, but my last climbs have taken the charity I started literally to new heights! 'MM' is now a big concern with a wide remit covering work in Nepal, Kenya and Borneo, and with new projects starting each year.

Please have a look at my snazzy new website My Everest Challenge; I am carrying a GPS tracking unit that will feed positions to a 3D image of Everest, which allows you to 'fly' in and out of the mountain with your mouse. I hope you'll follow me virtually on the trip!

I've also got updates going to my Facebook and Twitter pages. Plus I've got my fundraising page on Justgiving - please do consider donating a little to MM as I go up the mountain, and thank you if you can support the charity. My target is £250,000, and I've already raised £90,000 from the last Everest trip in 2009.

Thank you!

Gavin
www.myeverestchallenge.com
www.facebook.com/gavinbate
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Sawel: -Derry and Tyrone CHP
paddyobpc a few minutes 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...

  
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Errigal: -Fantastic Views
paddyobpc a few minutes ago.
Walk Date: 20 Jun 2016. While on holidays in Donegal we watched for an opportunity to climb Errigal. The weather was generally good but Errigal often has a cloud at the top. Rachel, Dillon(dillonk...

  
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Slieve Na Calliagh: Dodging Thunder and Lightning
paddyobpc less than an hour ago.
Walk Date: 06 Jun 2016. As we arrived at Carnbane East (Slieve Na Calliagh) the CHP of county Meath, Mother Nature was roaring again, there were a few claps of thunder and flashes of lightening. W...

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Mullaghmeen: - Nice Forest Walk
paddyobpc less than an hour 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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Corn Hill: -A break in the weather
paddyobpc less than an hour ago.
Walk Date: 06 Jun 2016. As we drove away from Cuilcagh it was still raining and Dillon(dillonkdy), my sister Helen and I were hoping it would stop by the time we travelled to the start of Longford...

  
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Cuilcagh: -Legnabrocky Trail
paddyobpc less than an hour ago.
Walk Date: 06 Jun 2016. The previous day Dillon(dillonkdy), my sister Helen and I had climbed Truskmore, Truskmore SE Cairn and Seltannasaggart SE Slope. After a rest overnight in Drumshanbo we no...

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Seltannasaggart SE Slope: -to close a day of CHP's
paddyobpc less than an hour ago.
Walk Date: 05 Jun 2016. After completing Truskmore and Truskmore SE Cairn we followed the Sat Nav to the start point of Roscommon’s CHP, Seltannasaggart SE Slope as indicated in Kieron Gribbon’s b...

  
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Truskmore SE Cairn: from Truskmore
paddyobpc less than an hour ago.
Walk Date: 05 Jun 2016. Continuing from our walk to Truskmore it was an easy and quick stroll over to Truskmore SE Cairn to say we were at the highest point of Leitrim. We returned by making our w...

  
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Truskmore: First of a blitz of CHP's for the weekend
paddyobpc less than an hour ago.
Walk Date: 05 Jun 2016. Dillon(dillonkdy), my sister Helen and I set out early on the morning of 05 Jun with the goal of completing 3 CHP’s and continuing on the 06th Jun with another 5. Our first...

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Arderin: First and Last CHP for 2016
paddyobpc 23 hours ago.
Walk Date: 17 Apr 2016. Dillon(dillonkdy) and I resumed our CHP challenge for 2016 on Arderin on a cool dry April Sunday. We were now armed with Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points...

  
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Moylussa: Last CHP of 2015
paddyobpc 23 hours ago.
Walk Date: 06 Sep 2015. Our last CHP of the year was Moylussa in Clare and again it was Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself on the walk. Blessed again with good weather the views of Lough Derg as...

  
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Carrauntoohil: with Dillon and Rachel
paddyobpc 23 hours ago.
Walk Date: 18 Aug 2015. We were waiting for a good time to tackle Carrauntoohil and finally a suitable day arrived. Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself set off from the Hydro Track Carpark around...


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