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Finding Carrigshouk
And so it falls to me to confirm what the eagle eyed Geo has already spotted, Carrigshouk has been found and promoted to the Arderins. Also did anyone spot that Beenabrack in the Brandon group has been moved to the east and increased in height by eight meters?
A little bit of history in summiteering in Ireland.
But how did we get here?
Last year a small band of dedicated MViewers got together and hatched a number of plans.
One of these went something like "wouldn't it be nice to accurately correct and verify the summits on our lists". We went through many options from the Abney level to a Total station surveying apparatus(think modern theodolite). At the end of last year we managed to secure a Trimble GeoXH differential gps.This is an amazing piece of equipment which records position and altitude to an accuracy of 0.1 mtrs using its own readings which are then crossreferenced with data recorded by OSI at online base stations throughout the country.
It takes these readings usually in under a minute.
This allows Mountainviews to verify the lists it publishes and maintains.
It also allows us to apply corrections with authority, something that has been up to now all but impossible to Irish list makers.
We have already surveyed nine summits since January and we will work our way through a list of summits and members queries in the next year or two.
It is an exciting time for summitteering in Ireland and we will be updating this site regularly with our findings.
I will be at the talk in Dublin on Friday , if anyone would like more information on this project or a look at the unit please feel free to ask at the event.
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Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 20 hours ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible thoroughly exploring various d... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
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Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 a day ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 2 days ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT 2 days ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT 2 days ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 3 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

  
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Seanadh Bhťara: Access
sandman 3 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
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Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 3 days ago.
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed http://jrnl.ie/3547797 . It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainterÖ
wicklore 4 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eriaís Island and then Erinís Island. The Norse called it Erinís Ey and this became Irelandís Eye. (Ey ...

  
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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 4 days ago.
This is a modest climb, but with wonderful views. Take the road out of Dingle towards Ventry. After about a mile turn left at a sign marked 'Hanlon's handbags'. There is a parking area with a hut ...


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