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IainT
2018-01-20 11:31:49
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead of any other woman entrant.
https://www.facebook.com/TheSpineRace/videos/1798910143530006/?q=montane%20spine%20race
David-Guenot
2018-01-19 13:18:39
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide...

http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlink

And an article written at the time of the discovery in August 2016:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/archaeologists-examine-bones-found-in-newly-discovered-mayo-cave
BleckCra
2018-01-18 14:19:15
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"Werewolf? There wolf."
Lycanthropus lycanthropus. Inverted pawprint. Slieve Commedagh. The Snow.
None of which should be fecked with.
simon3
2018-01-17 23:14:12
Re Adding markers to descriptions
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map when the relevant mountain is being displayed. There is no such feature in the track descriptions. The system does not pick up grid references in the text of descriptions.

Referring to letters like A in a track description is not useful since it will depend on what mountain is being displayed.

So it is correct that you can't find a way to do this since this there isn't a way.

Of course, on the other hand, if many people thought we should highlight grid references in track descriptions then it might be worth doing.
donalhunt
2018-01-17 22:26:43
Adding markers to descriptions
In some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a summary of how to specify these when writing descriptions (my attempts are failing)?? Thanks!
Onzy
2018-01-17 18:27:31
MV Annual Gathering & Awards night
As many of you will know, once yearly MV present award certificates for completion of the various hill lists on the site. This years event will take place on 23rd February, (7.30 for 8pm) in the Lansdowne Hotel in Dublin 4, in conjunction with our Annual Gathering. Much more about the night anon.

In the interim, we are currently collating the list of those who are eligible for awards this year. I have emailed all those on my list, but people are people and people make mistakes. If you have not yet received an email from me, and think that you are eligible for an award this year, please either leave me a message through the site's system or contact me directly on davidowens1513@gmail.com.
simon3
2018-01-17 11:59:55
Hillwalking Talk GOING AHEAD tonight.
Currently the hillwalking talk as advertised here tonight Weds 17 Jan:

https://mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2018-01/

IS going ahead.

In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed then we will change this message.
David-Guenot
2018-01-17 09:44:19
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Skye video
My latest video, "A beautiful, windy evening on Marsco" is on here:

https://youtu.be/7ojYR2BF-RY
aidand
2018-01-15 15:23:29
Dingle to Cloghane
David-Guenot is correct. The route I referred to crosses the col to the north of Ballysitteragh. It's an old horse and cart road so there is no difficulty with the route finding. Last summer I walked from the car park at the top of the Connor Pass along the ridge to this col and then descended (west) down the old track as far as the tarred road and a pre-arranged pick-up. A very pleasant walk with a lot more downhill than up.
IainT
2018-01-15 13:10:52
Irish runners in the Spine Race
Two Irish runners are doing well in the Montane Spine Race, which started on sunday morning. It's 268 miles up the Pennine Way, unsupported, in January, so a real toughie. Eoin Keith from Cork is currently leading after about 120 miles, while Carol Morgan from Dublin is leading woman, about 10 miles further back (think she's about 7th overall). Both are the current title holders. The runners can be live tracked at http://live.thespinerace.com/
Update: They are now getting waist deep snowdrifts and 70kph winds. Eoin is 2nd, having turned back briefly to pick up a pair of snowshoes. Carol is joint 5th and still leading woman. They both feature in the daily video update released last night.
Update update (!) Eoin has just dropped out, saying "I didn't want to cause a safety problem". Conditions are truly atrocious.


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Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the path makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for ex...

  
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Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 22 hours ago.
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Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 a day ago.
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Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 2 days ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

  
Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 5 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

Forum: General
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 5 days ago.
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Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 5 days ago.
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Bibliography
Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 5 days ago.
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January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...


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