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simon3
2015-10-08 22:02:32
OSI Map layer not working at present RESOLVED
Context of comment:[Update, OSi now restored - operation now as previously] On the main area display you will find that the usual map layer is absent from the detail map. Hopefully this will be rectified within a few days. In the meanwhile you can select a different mapping layer by clicking on the layer button at top right. For example the "cycle" layer.
jackill
2015-10-04 07:05:01
New summit added
Context of comment:Knockavoe (Sperrins) has been added to the Local/Cultural/Historic hills list.
Thanks to site member Aidy for proposing this hill and supplying us with the supporting information.
jackill
2015-10-03 18:25:00
Vandeleur-Lynam confirmed
Context of comment:Visited the Comeraghs today and surveyed both Knockaunapeebra and Fauscoum North West top to check for VL status.
Message:Knockaunapeebra is confirmed as a Vandeleur-Lynam however Fauscoum North West misses by 1.5 meters.
jackill
2015-09-29 13:04:22
New Arderins
Context of comment:This year we have added the following Arderins
Message:Coomcathun South Top - Dunkerrons - recheck of 1/50000 and 6" OS maps
Mount Leinster East Top - Blackstairs - DGPS Survey
jackill
2015-09-29 11:42:07
Change is the only constant
Context of comment:Yes my Captain Messrs. Vandeleur and Lynam have passed however technology dictates that we must update their list, so their 257 has become 272.
Would you have a stone wheel on your peoples carrier?;-)
This is probably a bad time to tell you there may be another VL in the Comeraghs called Curraghduff.
I have to survey both it and Knockaunapeebra and I hope to do so next Saturday.
As to forewarning you we'll discuss how to include a maybe list, it's not a bad suggestion.
CaptainVertigo
2015-09-29 09:03:32
Upping the Ante
Context of comment:So it wasn't a case of me failing to spot the obvious or being indifferent to VLs because I was singlemindedly pursuing Arderins. No. Knockaunapeebra DID NOT EXIST as a VL a couple of years ago when I sallied forth on the Comeraghs.
Message:Is there any possibility that, in addition to telling us after the event, MV might mention the possibility that certain humps MAY in the future be elevated to VLs or Arderins.
Additional points:I will help to fix this carry on by denouncing it whenever I see it. Both Vandaleur and Lynam have passed on. Their List is settled. Remember the slogan for Guinness Light: "Who said it couldn't be done?" Well it couldn't and in this case it shouldn't. Let the lava cool. Settle these Lists and be done with it!
jackill
2015-09-29 08:50:27
New Vandeleur-Lynams
Context of comment:We received a suggestion from some members that we should announce any list additions or corrections we make to our hill lists. We probably should have been doing all along! So From now on I will try to keep you posted on any additions/deletions we make along with a brief comment on the reason for the change.
Message:This year to date we have added the following Vandeleur-Lynams.

Knockaunapeebra – Comeraghs - spot heights on 6" OS map
Camaderry SE Top – Dublin/Wicklow - DGPS Survey
Brandon Far North Top – Brandon Range - DGPS Survey
simon3
2015-09-12 15:35:30
Current website problem
Context of comment:ISSUE RESOLVED Since yesterday 11 Sept 2015 we have been experiencing intermittent failures. These appear as an inability to login usually with an error message such as "error at connect".
Message:We are endeavouring to find what is causing this unexpected difficulty.
It may be associated with uploading gps tracks.
However the symptoms are also consistent with various other things including overactive web crawling.
Additional points:If you encounter the issue and it persists then let us know. admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2015-08-14 15:39:49
Lists and track photos.
Context of comment:MV has added two lists of Irish summits, so we now have the 23 Lists and Personal Log.
The new lists are the:
Arderin Begs: Summits of 500+m height and between 15 and 30m prominence. Currently there are 121 of these.
And then there is the superlist:
Arderins + Arderin Begs. All summits of 500+m with at least 15m prominence. 527 of them at present.
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In other news it is now possible to add photos to a new track in the track upload section. As with the other places you can add such photos, you can add up to five photos in JPEG format of any pixel dimensions.
simon3
2015-08-09 08:25:22
Editing captions for track pictures Firefox
Context of comment:With the new feature for editing the description of your tracks is a means of adding your photos. It's possible to add a caption with the photo which often makes it better for the user of the website.
Currently when using newer versions of the Firefox browser it isn't possible to directly edit the caption.
Message:Workarounds.
Use another browser such as Google Chrome (not Microsoft Internet Explorer however). Or use the Source feature and edit the caption that way.
Additional points:Believe it or not this error only started after an upgrade of Firefox in July 2015 - which hopefully will be fixed soon:
https://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/13534 and
https://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/13507


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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Track
Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 a day ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible thoroughly exploring various d... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
Summit Comment
The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 3 days ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

Track
Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 4 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT 3 days ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
Summit Comment
Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 2 days ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

Track
Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Comment
Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT 3 days ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

  
Summit Comment
Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 4 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

Track
Benbeg to Cuilcagh
dmcdevitt 5 days ago.
GPS was not accurate during the walk. learn't a lesson not to use your phone app to track your walk but overall it is ac walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 447m, Area: Benbeg, Breifne (Ireland) Benbeg

  
Summit Comment
Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 5 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...

  
Track
To Barranisky top from East MTB track
gaoithe 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 7.3km, Climb: 76m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Barran...


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