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All Leinster County Tops in 24 Hours
It was Kieron Gribbon's book that originally got this idea into my head! Has anyone else tried it before?? I have worked out the details of my attempt at it this summer. Being a Louth man I had to finish on top of Foye, so that has a bit of a bearing on the route that I have chosen. I estimate the driving time on this route to be 9 hours, the walking time should be 12 hours, so that leaves 5 hours of a buffer for delays, stops, rests etc. I was thinking of starting from the top of Corn Hill around 8am on a Saturday morning, as you can see the first four summits are all easy, then a couple of descent walks in the south of the province, before the one grade five walk of the day! Once off the Lug before dark, that leaves Kildare and Dublin to be done in the dark. Both have access roads to the summit, so no problem tackling them in the dark (and Cupidstown might actually be better in the dark!!). Back in the wee county and in Glenmore by 6am gives two hours to get up to the top of Louth! Everything up until Mount Leinster is really easy and the challenge only really starts here. A long bright summers day with a full moon would be ideal me thinks!
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Knockmealdown Round - Out by the spine. Back by the belly.
GSheehy 2 hours 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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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 2 hours ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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MV Gathering & Awards
Onzy 2 hours ago.
Our biggest gathering of the year is in planning at the moment. The Irish Mountain Gathering will take place in the Lansdowne Hostel Dublin 4 on Friday, February 17th (7.30 for 8pm). As part of th...

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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 7 hours ago.
walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Irel...

  
Summit Comment
Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a day 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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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy a day 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 5 days 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 a week 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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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace a week ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...

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Ridge of Capard: My Slieve Bloom Climb 27-11-2016
ShaunDunne a week ago.
I climbed the Ridge of Cappard on the 27-11-2016 with my Granddad.It was a fun day, but was cold and windy at the top.

  
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System problems
simon3 4 days ago.
For the last few days we have been experiencing apparent difficulties, cause unknown.This has been manifesting itself as various parts of the system failing leading to odd screens or sometimes not...

  
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Mount Leinster: my Climb in Wexford & Carlow 20-11-2016
ShaunDunne a week ago.
I climbed Mount Leinster on 20-11-2016 with my GranddadI was really excited at this was my first every hill walk in the snow.It was very cold at the top, but we still stopped and had our lunch up ...


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