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2014-05-15 13:48:57
"Some previous residents of Faughil take the easy way up to the summit!!" from Trailtrekker Expand pics
Some previous residents of Faughil take the easy way up to the summit!! (Expand pics)
For Faugh
You're not banging on about the names of small hills again Cra are you! Sure it's only a small wee hill in south Armagh.Before I get myself in trouble, I say all of that in jest. In this instance I agree with Cra and Barney that the hill should be renamed for the reasons that they have already outlined. Jonesborough hill is a good spot to get fireworks, but the summit that we have here is Faughill. As with other instances of this I think that it is a small error that will no doubt be corrected in time.

The more worrying aspect of the addition of this hill is that there are significant access issues!! With it's inclusion on the list I now have one summit outstanding to complete my local Cooley/Gullion range. What do we do here? Leave the list incomplete and try to not scratch the itch? One of our MVers has been kind enough to make polite enquiries about access, but to no avail. So what next? I think that the access issue of this border hill is more important than the name it is listed as on the website to be honest! Just don't walk into the gap o the north pub and ask where Jonesborough hill is, for fear of being laughed out of the place.

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eflanaga an hour ago.
I came to hillwalking relatively late (2004) after being introduced to its pleasures on the remote island of St Helena by a South African friend who worked as an anaesthetist there, and it is now ...

Caha Mountains: Tooreennamna
Onzy a day ago.
Route taking in Tooreenamna, an outlier to the west of the Cummeenageera circuit and a highly rated hill.Shoulder peak... walk, Len: 4.5km, Climb: 439m, Area: Tooreennamna, Caha Mountains (Ireland) T

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Tooreennamna: False Summits abound
Onzy a day ago.
This summit, at least on the approach from Glenbeg Lough, is characterised by the number of false summits that emerge as you gain height.

Forum: General
Mountaineering Ireland consults on mountains
simon3 2 days ago.
Mountaineering Ireland (MI) is attempting to build a consensus on what hillwalkers value in the Irish mountains. It is a very logical step prior to advocating on behalf of hillwalkers to first det...

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Tooreennamna: Orphaned Outlier of Cummeenageera
Onzy a day ago.
Tooreennamna lies just west of the Cummeengeera circuit above Ardgroom, As it it is tricky to include in that circuit, it is probably best included as a circuit of Glenbeg Lough or climbed by itse...

Lake District: Scafell and Scafell Pike
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route from Wasdale over Scafell Pike and Scafell, Ill Crag, Broad Crag and a couple of other peaks. Route includes 4 ... walk, Len: 12.8km, Climb: 1471m, Area: Lingmell, Lake District - Central & Wes

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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 6 days ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

Castle Hill
Onzy 2 days ago.
Up and down Castle Hill. Essentially a duplicate of track 2048, but substantially shorter as I parked blocking a gate wi walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 398m, Area: Slieve Mish (Ireland)

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 6 days ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller a week ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 6 days ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

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