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Carrauntoohil
The sisters, and their young decide, we will climb a mountain. Grand. Which one? The grand one, the ‘sickle’, of course! Of course! Nay-phews, Kean, Jimmy, John, and Neill, with their Mums, bring along one Dad, (Niall) and friend Mike, to climb Carrauntoohil, in Kerry, after the Easter break. One or more of this party had never climbed a mountain before and picked this, as their first? It’s in the genes, this logic, not the mountain walking kudo’s, that hang’s out in other genes, and makes for great adventures. One or two of today’s team has polished off Carrantouhill before. One included it along with SlieveDonard, Snowdon (Wales), Skafell Pike (England) and Ben Nevis (Scotland) in one day, in a time of 16 hours and 16 minutes, when he,Niall Kavanagh, along with Ian McKeever and Cathal Gregg from Galway, and LorcanSweetman from Wicklow, climbed the five highest mountains in Britain and Ireland to enter the record booksby shattering the then world record for the Five Peaks Challenge on Saturday June 26 2004.(Actual climbing time for their record was an impressive 12 hours and 30 minutes with the rest of the time spent in helicopters between climbs.) So, how did today’s party do? Well nearly as well, I will have you know. The two youngest, John and Neill, broke the day’s record, with the next youngest, Kean and Jimmy a tie in second, the sisters, of course were outstanding and the men, well given that there were no helicopters they didn’t do too bad either.
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Track
Brockagh Tops
Bunsen7 3 hours ago.
Similar track to a number of others which I used for guidance. Parked at the forest entrance having turned up at the ... walk, Len: 14.5km, Climb: 517m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow

  
Forum: General
Do your VITAL bit for hillwalking maps soon.
simon3 4 hours ago.
Ordnance Survey Ireland bring out a high proportion of the maps of interest to hillwalkers in Ireland. They are the only source of mapping for vast swathes of the island of Ireland. But since they...

  
Track
Lake District: Skiddaw via Ullock Pike
Onzy 20 hours ago.
Classic route in the lakes... walk, Len: 15.3km, Climb: 1062m, Area: Ullock Pike, Lake District - Northern Fe...

Track
La Gomera - GR132
GSheehy 2 days ago.
In 1492, Columbus set out from San Sebasti

  
Summit Summary
Doughruagh: Rocky summit with access issues from Kylemore Abbey
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 4 days ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

  
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Doughruagh South Top: Twin of Doughruagh main top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 4 days ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

Summit Summary
Raghtin More: The smallest Inishowen Arderin
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point. From here you can avoid Crockmain and carry on towards Raghtin More to the Nort...

  
Summit Summary
Crockmain: An uninspiring summit with great views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point before heading north over heather to the summit. Alternatively from Mamore Gap c...

  
Summit Summary
Knocknanacree: Views to Slieve Mish and the Dingle Peninsula
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
Summit can be approached from the West by parking near Minard Castle V556 992 and following a rough track uphill past a quarry and onto the summit ridge.A shorter steeper approach is possible from...

Summit Summary
Currywongaun: Rough and Rocky
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 4 days ago.
Park off road in a small lay-by at L72134 59157 and ascend the spur in a roughly Easterly direction to the summit. Usually climbed en-route to its larger neighbor Doughraugh.

  
Summit Summary
Teeromoyle Mountain: A summit in the middle of a classic Horseshoe walk
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
This summit is usually accessed whilst walking the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. A shortened version taking in the 4 central 600m summits in the centre of the horseshoe Teeromoyle, Coomacarrea, Mullaghnara...

  
Summit Comment
Bruse Hill: Bruse
Nekarsulm 6 days ago.
Track up from the quarry is overgrown. I partially walked up a small stream, as it at least cuts its way through the whins. Climbing straight upwards, you will see places where some earlier climbe...


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