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Conor74
2011-09-16 08:43:59
Ha ha - the Errigal account...
...love it.

Saw the praise from Bleck Cra and Paulocon, just read it there. Great stuff alright. Have to admit I know how you feel. The whole "press on, what's the worst that can happen" stuff! Have been lost in a blizzard on the Reeks Ridge without map or compass, have fallen through ice crossing a frozen lake (knew the depth was about chest height, but still surprised at the cold!), and have been stranded on a ledge for hours in the Dunkerrons after thinking the contour lines were close together but there was bound to be a way down. Learned from each experience (I sometimes even bring a map now!) and look back on them with affection now though was not laughing at the time. There is something of an adrenaline rush about battling through the problems even when you know that what you're doing is borderline stupid/dangerous.

Dunno why I said borderline there, walking on a frozen lake was utterly stupid.


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Knockeenatoung: TV or not TV
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, liz50, jackill 17 hours ago.
The main carpark for access is at the start of The Black road R89306 20345 (ht 333m)The Black road is a rocky, easy to follow track that is usually used as a start to climbing Galtymore, and it wi...

  
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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 17 hours ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...

  
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Close Encounters near Coomataggart
CaptainVertigo a day ago.
It was almost 2am last Saturday morning, as I turned the ‘Ham towards the Cork/Kerry border at Ballyvourney. An oncoming vehicle passed me by, ground to a halt, before turning and following me. Th...

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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 2 days ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

  
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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 3 days ago.
Some more views

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New blog !!
David-Guenot a day ago.
Here below is the link to my very first blog article, about a walk I had in the Pyrenees last summer. Do not hesitate to comment and subscribe.http://lonepeakbagger.com/index.php/2017/04/25/pique-...

  
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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 3 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

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Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian 4 days ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 4 days ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 4 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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