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2012-10-01 09:12:33
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Perching rock, worthy summits - a question?
On a trip to the Derryveaghs in Donegal you will come across a boulder strewn plain on top of Saggartnadooish E Top. Unlike many summits the rocks are sitting on the ground not embedded in bog. Just as the ice left them 12000 years ago no doubt.

What we didn't know until we measured it was that this boulder of around 2.5m is actually the top by about 1m, not the cairn with the walkers beside it in the background.

Now, the question is this, other than Saggartnadooish the bigger attendant of Saggartnadooish E, where else are there summits where the actual top is a perching boulder? That is a boulder sitting on the surface not significantly embedded into the underlying ground. And if there are others, how many have anything like the size of this one?

Can we also commend Liz50 pictured at the top of the new found summit. Shortly before she had become leader of the ladies summiteers league, that paragon of genteel competition.
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Slieve Binnian: New developments
Mrswoodlands 2 hours ago.
Climbed Binnion from the Carrick Little car park yesterday. We went up the Mourne wall as described by other contributers. While hugging the wall, as described, we noted a clear track not previous...

  
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

Summit Summary
Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

Summit Summary
Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy a week ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
Track
Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Onzy 5 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.


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