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2014-12-13 06:29:21
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First Snows of Winter
Gerry McVeigh has filmed the first snows of the season on Slieve Gallion reminding us that if you really want a white Christmas you should get the family onto the hills, a matter that requires some forethought. . Met Eireann has issued STATUS YELLOW weather warning:

Snow-ice Warning for Ireland
Very cold tonight (Friday) with lowest temperatures falling back to minus 3 or minus 4 degrees, with widespread frosty conditions, ice in parts too. Some wintry showers in the northwest, mainly for higher ground here, but some flurries on lower levels here too.
Issued:Friday 12 December 2014 13:00
Valid:Friday 12 December 2014 13:00 to Saturday 13 December 2014 12:00

Snow seems to attract many enthusiasts to the hills, not all of whom prepare properly. Its not that long ago since two of our most experienced mountaineers headed out to Wicklow in heavy snow and ended up having to be rescued in circumstances where they were without basic navigational aids. It was understood here to be a simple case of highly experienced guys forgetting that even humble Wicklow can be a challenge in the wrong conditions. Let's hope that everyone who goes onto the hills in the next few weeks plans for the possibility of a white out, and has the capacity to either survive a night, or get down safely, all of which is eminently achievable by simple planning.
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 4 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 4 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 6 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Knockchree
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
An easy one to bag, but a gate/fence to cross at the top and some cows in the field (hopefully no bull), so it may be ... walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 127m, Area: Knockchree, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) K

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...


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