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simon3
2013-11-04 10:03:33
A question. Who finished the VLs youngest?
One of our newer members roblee asked me recently who currently was the youngest person to complete the Vandeleur-Lynams (or, at least a similar list of 600m summits) Since we don't record ages of members at MV we can't tell even you who is the youngest of our finishers, however I can reveal it wasn't me since at my recent completion I had been at it for at least 45 years!

There is a list run by the Long Distance Walks Association for 2000 ft mountains with 18 names. See http://www.ldwa.org.uk/hillwalkers/register4.php

Most of them say they have done the Paddy Dillon list (1992), which is quite a bit shorter than our list because 2000 ft is about 610m and there are several summits between 600 and 610. Also, nobody quite knows what the criteria Paddy used for deciding what was included or not. Nevertheless some of the people on the LDWA list may have also done the whole VL list.

We would love to hear what anyone knows about the youngest complieter.
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Awkward access to a small but rugged summit
madfrankie 6 hours ago.
Despite it's modest 405m height, Croaghacullin is not the easiest hill to climb, or indeed to find. There may be other... walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 255m, Area: Croaghacullin, Donegal SW (Ireland) Croa

  
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Table Mountain Loop including the Air Crash Site from 1957
Tobi 15 hours ago.
A beautiful loop walk taking in Sugarloaf, Lobawn, Table Mountain West Top and Table Mountain. From Table Mountain, in... walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 672m, Area: Sugarloaf, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Sug

  
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Corranabinnia Horseshoe
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
There are plenty of good reasons for the discerning hillwalker to make haste to the Nephin Beg range out in the west, ... walk, Len: 15.9km, Climb: 1028m, Area: Bengorm, North Mayo (Ireland) Bengorm,

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Object to very high windfarm in Sperrins?
simon3 a day ago.
Mountaineering Ireland is considering submitting an objection to a revised application for the Doraville Wind Farm in the Sperrins, on the grounds of visual impact and detraction from the walking/...

  
Summit Comment
Cnoc Lios Uachtair: Connemara in the round
fieldoptic 4 days ago.
An easy to access and navigate hill, well worth it for its central position and views in every direction. Park as previously suggested at L8530 4820 and head north east before swinging north. The ...

  
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Near Glendoo Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Tobi 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.2km, Climb: 625m, Area: Glendoo Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland...

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Cnoc Mordáin: Long Connemara Summer Evening
fieldoptic 4 days ago.
Though the road near L88003920 appears unfenced you will encounter a fence very soon after leaving the road. This fence extends along this back road, Bothar na Scrathóg and keeps cattle in typical...

  
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Ballinacorbeg: Worth a brief visit
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Pleasantly surprised by this, could clearly see Lugnaquilla and Croaghanmoira, as well as numerous other summits, slightly awkward entry into the fields just west of the forest which don't appear ...

  
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Glendalough Larger Loop
t.prewitz 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 24.6km, Climb: 828m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow ...

Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 3 days ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the trees, we wer...

  
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Ballinafunshoge: Eastern View
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Tree felling has opened up this view of the Vartry reservoir and the east coast from just below the summit of Ballinfunshoge. The Wicklow way runs left to right (southwards) just a few hundred met...

  
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Ballinafunshoge: Nice approach along the track from Sleamaine
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
Found this easy to bag using the tracks via Sleamaine marked on "east-west mapping" map, including the forest ride. Track uploaded for anyone with an interest but given recent tree felling on the ...


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