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Very good Conor. A.. by BleckCra   (Show all posts)
Conor74
2013-08-12 18:10:19
The Wicklow Round...
...after a few years of putting it on the long finger, finally took up mountain running this summer and ran 5 Irish Mountain Running Association races, including Carrauntoohil, Lugnaquilla and yesterday's end of season biggie, 5 summits in the Galtys. Have to say I've kinda caught the bug, as someone who loves hillwalking for perhaps the physical challenge maybe more than the flora and fauna and scenery. And hillwalking really translates neatly into mountain running, indeed fell running in the UK originated amongst shepherds and mountain guides. There is a big crossover both in the sports and in the people who do them; lots of hard hillwalking is great training for mountain running, whereas never really found it benefitted road running.

Anyway, not sure it's something I've seen here, but there are certain challenges that have taken on legendary status amongst hillwalkers and runners, in England they have the Bob Graham round which is a circuit of 42 summits in 24 hours in the Lake District (though the record for the original 42 now stands at under 14 hours, and indeed the 24 hour record is 77 peaks). Here in Ireland we have the Wicklow Round, 26 peaks and over 6,000m ascent in under 24 hours, complete with rules and regulations. Thought it might be of interest to anyone seeking a challenge...

https://www.imra.ie/wicklowround/
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Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 4 hours ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also bee seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
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Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 5 hours ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible. This should be a lot easier s... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT a day 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 a day 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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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT a day 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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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot a day 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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Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 2 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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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 2 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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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 2 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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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 3 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...

  
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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 3 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 3 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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