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2008-12-09 19:01:42
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The Parish magazine
Well, Claude Hopper, this is going to sound vague, but I don't have an aim in view. I could quote some fanzines I like (Simon suggested footzines) but we should make our own mistakes. I've been writing my rambling efforts for over a year just because I like doing them. I've had no way of telling whether I'm a lonely egotist or the first green shoot of springtime. So I thought I'd suggest a body of writing and see if I got takers.

I've liked MV since I found it five years ago. There are a lot of contributors whose writings I wait eagerly for. There are others who think a chocolate box picture or a note to the effect that you can see further if there's no cloud is of value. I'd like to see some extended pieces from either lot.

Here are some of my own favourite pieces of mountain writing. Muriel Gray in the First 50 describing a climb of Schiehallion. She has a hangover and ends up smashing a flask of tomato soup over her boyfriend's head. Tom Patey's first winter traverse of the Cuillins in One Man's Mountains. It contains hangovers, ceilidhs, a near-death crampon and abseil experience and a novel way of lightening your load in the middle of a route. Frank O'Connor the Mass Island, about mountain people not mountains but gave me the excuse to do the hills round Gougane Barra. Binn Baun in Joss Lynam's Best Irish Walks - nothing special but got me back on Irish hills 10 years ago.

I'd just like to get some people who want to inflict their views on others. Could be routes, could be rants, could be thinly disguised efforts to bring their thoughts on Dr Strangely Strange before a wider public. Maybe we'll get nothing we like and we'll just throw the idea away. But I think there's definitely a gap we could fill here. So write to me at group@mountainviews.ie
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Caha Mountains: Tooreennamna
Onzy 7 hours 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 7 hours 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.

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Tooreennamna: Orphaned Outlier of Cummeenageera
Onzy 7 hours 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 a day 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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Mountaineering Ireland consults on mountains
simon3 a day 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...

Castle Hill
Onzy a day 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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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 4 days ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 5 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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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 4 days ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 5 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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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

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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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