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Conor74
2014-01-16 11:46:45
Yep, we have avalanches...
...here's a report from Kerry Mountain Rescue on an incident in 1986 when a snow avalanche swept away 3 climbers in Carrauntoohil, who thankfully all survived a fall of 1000 feet with just a few breaks and stitches. In the very bad winters in recent years have seen people doing avalanche tests before entering the gullies on the same mountain, not sure if the concern was genuine or for show.

http://www.kerrymountainrescue.ie/team/articles/article6.html

We also have rockfalls and, not in the Reeks but in other areas, the peculiar phenomenon of bogburst which has caused a few tragedies - the link below cites an incident in Mayo where a village was engulfed and one in East Kerry in the 1890s when a whole family was killed. Unlike the 1986 incident above obviously not your classic mountain avalanche, granted.

http://books.google.ie/books?id=5TB9qI0joSUC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=bog+burst+rathmore&source=bl&ots=z-WY08zL4B&sig=GBt6u_iB8ZQMKR7XzohYzgkcu4g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QMbXUtaiOqnC7AaTsoHQAg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bog%20burst%20rathmore&f=false

Finally, this site has noted landslides and rockfalls, like that in the Brandon range...

http://mountainviews.ie/summit/694/
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Forum: Suggestions
Addition of "All Irish features" list etc
simon3 16 hours ago.
A new list and total has been added which shows All Irish features visited. So if you mark as visited any summit, coastal summit, coastal feature, island feature then this total will go up. You ca...

  
Summit Comment
Corraduff Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
Corraduff Hill as seen from the Benwee Loop Walk.

  
Track
Bencorrbeg - Binn an Choire and Binn Dubh
marzka 2 days ago.
Very nice walk with a bit of scrambling.And this GPS track involve that mentioned part of scrambling - but if you want... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 944m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
It is easy to reach the area i took the photo from just a slight detour off the Benwee Loop Walk F8220244947 it is the next bit that the problem arises. Definitely an Ian Miller summit.

  
Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Watching Over.
sandman 2 days ago.
This hill watches over Illanmaster Island and although its summit is nothing of note its cliffs are fantastic. As described previously this can be part of a coastal walk or for direct accent park ...

  
Track
Teermoyle and Been Hill
marzka 2 days ago.
Very nice walk with goregous views.Dificulty: Medium- a bit wet terrain, mostly grassy- some small part of walk on th... walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 843m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Irel

Track
Mweelrea Mt via Ben Lugmore
marzka 2 days ago.
A very nice walk with amazing views and small bit of scrambling which can be avoided.Dificulty: Medium- ascending via... walk, Len: 13.4km, Climb: 1111m, Area: Ben Lugmore East Top, Mweelrea Mountain

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla W Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
The Stags of Broad Haven just one of the fantastic photo opportunities from this summit which is easily accessed from the Benwee Loop Walk the easy option from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259.

  
Track
Mangerton via Stoompa and Horses Glen
marzka 2 days ago.
Lovely walk with stunning views.Dificulty: Medim- wet terrain as crossing the Owgariff river- very steepy descending w... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 673m, Area: Stoompa, Mangerton (Ireland) Stoompa, M

Summit Comment
Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Easy access from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259 follow the Benwee Loop walk and branch off where appropriate . The photo shows views across towards Benwee Head in the background .

  
Track
Carrauntoohil via central guy and dawn via oshea-gully WINTER WALK
marzka 2 days ago.
This is a winter climb, therefore the winter equipment is needed and extra time should be added while planning that r... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 779m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Looking across to Doonvinalla N Top from E Top i decided it was above my pay grade to attempt the summit climb today . But to the right of the photo a route to the top seemingly exists so another ...


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