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lennyantonelli
2014-01-11 18:09:44
New islands and summits
Very excited about all these new summits. Having been looking around the map a lot, a few highlights come to mind.

- Inishark, beside Inishbofin, off Connemara. The island was abandoned in 1960 and anybody who has looked across to it while walking the coast of Bofin will have seen the abandoned village. Bofin itself has some brilliant coastal walks, while some artists actually constructed a bothy on Inishark last year as part of the very interesting 4 Bothies project: http://4bothies.com/?p=128. Perhaps Shark combined with neighbouring Inishturk and Clare Island could form a future island peak-bagging excursion?

- Knockanes hill in the Burren. This is I reckon the finest spot in the Burren, but no hills in the area had been on MV previously. For those who haven't been up Knockanes (and I actually haven't been to the summit myself yet) and its glorious neighbour Mullaghmore, you have a treat in store.

- On Achill, Cornaclea Hill looks over the stupendous Lough Nakerooge and will probably have already been visited by anyone traversing from Slievemore to Croaghaun. Another new summit, the Benmore Cliff above the Keem Valley, is equally grand.

- The Donegal Sea Stacks, Gull Island and Tormore. I've seen the latter from the coast but not the former. I think Iain Miller's company Unique Ascents offers guided sea stack climbing in the area.

- Newtown Hill in South Connemara, which seems to be the closest hill to Galway City. My formative introduction to the Irish landscape was cycling and walking the rather unloved boglands between Galway City and Connemara, so it's great to see a couple of summits in this area added now, though I have to confess I've yet to walk up any of them. Hoping to cycle out here soon to correct that.


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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot a few minutes 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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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 9 hours 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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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 22 hours 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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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day 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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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day 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...

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day 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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Knockmealdown Round - Out by the spine. Back by the belly.
GSheehy 3 days ago.
An early start had me on Crohan West at 08:00. It was a glorious morning. This is what Bowie meant by ?serious moonli... walk, Len: 45.8km, Climb: 1968m, Area: Crohan West, Knockmealdown Mountains (I

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 5 days 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...

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 3 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 5 days 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 ...

  
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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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