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wicklore
2008-12-19 21:16:34
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Remembering rmilne
Anyone looking for a heroic tale of overcoming great odds to conquer a mountain could do worse than read rmilne’s post on Mount Leinster. (19th Nov ’04)
If you want a laugh join him as he battles his way up the tarmac road to the summit, wondering if he will make it or will a bear leap out and get him. The slight frost has him wishing he had brought crampons. I return to this post again and again for a laugh, as it puts into perspective how straightforward the ascent of some Irish hills can be. It is made all the more poignant by the fact that rmilne died on Mount Everest on June 5th ’05, having climbed the highest point of every continent. (more information on his user profile page)
For me, a relative newcomer to MV and one who tends to walk alone, it is great to be a part of this community. I just wanted to take the opportunity to recall a member I never met but who lives on through his MV posts.
Happy Christmas to all of you out there, and particularly to the maintainers of this fantastic site!
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Forum: General
Are there new cairns in Wicklow
wwwalker 8 hours ago.
Is it my imagination or are there some new cairns appearing in Wicklow recently. There are small ones at point 702 ( T043 980) marking the turn for the lugduff ridge and at T086 975) marking the d...

  
Summit Comment
Stoney Top: A haven of peace away from the multitudes!
Colin Murphy 9 hours ago.
The final top on a pleasant 3-summit loop, taking in Tonelagee NE, Tonelagee and this, and then descending around the pretty Lough Ouler back to Glenmacnass carpark. The summit is a rounded bump i...

  
Track
Brockagh Tops
Bunsen7 17 hours ago.
Similar track to a number of others which I used for guidance. Parked at the forest entrance having turned up at the ... walk, Len: 14.5km, Climb: 517m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow

Summit Comment
Tonelagee NE Top: Barely recognisable as a separate top
Colin Murphy 9 hours ago.
This is a handy one to bag on the way to Tonelagee, but it is so nondescript that many a walker has by-passed it without realising it is a top in itself. The summit is a broad, grassy area with no...

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: The perfect beginner's mountain
Colin Murphy 10 hours ago.
Besides crossing Glenmacnass River at the start and end, (which has seen many an unfortunate walker ascend in soggy boots) Tonelagee is a pleasant and relatively easy climb from the carpark near t...

  
Track
Lake District: Skiddaw via Ullock Pike
Onzy a day ago.
Classic route in the lakes... walk, Len: 15.3km, Climb: 1062m, Area: Ullock Pike, Lake District - Northern Fe...

Summit Summary
Iorras Beag: Panoramic views of Connemara
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 12 hours ago.
A pleasant 2 hour walk from Roundstone village by taking a minor road to the west from the centre of the village. There is parking along this road at L71775 40102. Continue on ungraded road to a w...

  
Summit Summary
Cashel Hill: Connemara in the Sun
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 12 hours ago.
Climbed on Tuesday 07th June , 2 hrs 45min return. I went up the track from the road after the entrance to Cashel House Hotel and just before the church L80303 42385. Walked past the graveyard and...

  
Summit Summary
Currywongaun: Rough and Rocky
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
Park off road in a small lay-by at L72134 59157 and ascend the spur in a roughly Easterly direction to the summit. Usually climbed en-route to its larger neighbor Doughraugh.

Track
La Gomera - GR132
GSheehy 2 days ago.
In 1492, Columbus set out from San Sebasti

  
Summit Summary
Doughruagh South Top: Twin of Doughruagh main top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

  
Forum: General
Do your VITAL bit for hillwalking maps soon.
simon3 18 hours ago.
Ordnance Survey Ireland bring out a high proportion of the maps of interest to hillwalkers in Ireland. They are the only source of mapping for vast swathes of the island of Ireland. But since they...


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