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CaptainVertigo
2011-10-31 22:30:07
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Chaff Inches
Dear Dr. Vertigo- I am a married man in my 50s. I've been hillwalking since my teens in all parts of Ireland, without any symptoms. Lately I've gained a little weight- not a whole lot - mostly around my tummy. Anyway I have begun to experience severe soreness on long wet walks up the far end of Trassey Tracks in the general area of Hare's Gap. A Casualty doctor mentioned the possibility of Groin Strain but, typically, he had practically no english and never even looked at the problem area. He seemed to ignore the fact that I was married - not romping around like one of those footballers. Can you help? (Please don't recommend homeopathic remedies as I am a practising Catholic.) DEAR "EXCRUCIATING" You have what is commonly known as chafing. Chafing is caused by repeated motion -- specifically, skin rubbing against loose fabric or other skin. Moisture, either from sweat or rain, can worsen chafing.Before long walks (you don't have to worry too much about chafing during your shorter walks), spread a thin layer of Vaseline on vulnerable areas. To prevent chafing, wear running attire made of synthetic materials that wick moisture away. Don't wear cotton clothing because once it gets wet, it stays wet. In addition, cotton is a rough material and when it's constantly moving against your skin, it can rub your skin raw. You need to get rid of those Y-fronts..wet Y-fronts will saw away at your upper thighs. Synthetic long johns are ideal. You may have increased the size of your upper thighs in recent years. This will have accentuated the risk of chafing.
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 2 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
Track
Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 2 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 3 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
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Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee a week ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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