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2011-05-04 19:54:49
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Stromboli climb
Just back from a one week volcano trek in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands - absolutely magical. Highlight has to be Stromboli, a 900 metre cone that rises straight from the sea and which is one of the few active volcanos in Europe. A tough 900 metre climb from sea level and if you want to go beyond 400 metres height you have to go as part of a guided group. Pace has to be steady too as the groups are spread out so each group gets 20 minutes at the summit crater rim to watch the fireworks from the crater. You start at 5.30pm to get to the crater rim about 2 hours later when the sun has set and the picture shows the sort of fireworks you see - that blob of lava is about 30 metres across! Descent is very steep down fine volcanic sand where gaiters are essential to keep most of the sand out of your boots (first time I wore gaiters where keeping out mud wasn't the priority! Takes about an hour to get back down. A superb trip for anybody interested in volcanos - mot to mention the superb food and wine in the Aeolians
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Onzy 20 hours ago.
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 20 hours ago.
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen 6 days ago.
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Onzy 20 hours ago.

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 days ago.
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
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Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 a week ago.
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Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj a week ago.
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Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 6 days ago.
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