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liz50
2020-01-09 14:03:53
POSTPONED: MountainViews Knockmealdown Walk S
Due to the adverse weather forecast for this Saturday we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Knockmealdown walk and rescedule it for Saturday 8th February.
Colin Murphy
2020-01-07 11:01:37
"" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Vote for MV's Photo of the Year 2019!
Take a look at two collections of photos via the links below, which were Pictures of the Month during 2019. We request your help in choosing 2019 Pictures of the Year for International and Irish pictures.
Copy and paste the links below to see the two sets of photos.

Pictures of Ireland link:
mountainviews.ie/mv/_serverdata/monthlynews/attachments/temp/Irelandshortlist.pdf

International Pictures link:
https://mountainviews.ie/mv/_serverdata/monthlynews/attachments/temp/InternationalShortlist.pdf

Instructions to send your choice:
The pictures in each collection are numbered.
Send an email to photoaward@mountainviews.ie

with

Title: Photoaward

Include something like this in the email body for your choices:

Choice from John Smith:
Irish Picture of the Year 2019:
My choice. Picture Number XX

International Picture of the Year 2019:
My choice: Picture Number XX
liz50
2020-01-04 17:27:58
MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET JANUARY 2020
Only a week to go to the next Mountainviews walk. Next Saturday 11th January for a romp around the Knockmealdowns followed by a meal and a chat in Clonmel. For information contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
Onzy
2020-01-03 10:43:37
"" from Onzy Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Irish Mountain Gathering 2020
About this time of year we begin to collate our awards list - this is the list of those who have completed various MV mountain lists who we present with their awards at the Gathering.

We individually email those who we think are eligible, asking that they confirm their completion and attendance at the event. However, it's not impossible that we may miss someone. Also, if you have not yet completed a list, but are so close that you might complete before the event, we will not pick you up in the normal way. So, if you think you qualify for a particular award, please let me know by messaging me here on the site, or directly to davidowens1513@gmail.com

See you at the event which promises to be a pretty good show ... see flyer attached...
liz50
2019-12-21 18:17:41
"Lakes beneath Knockmealdown" from liz50 Contract pics
Picture: Lakes beneath Knockmealdown (Contract pics)

MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET JANUARY 2020
If you feel the need to get out and about on the mountains of Ireland after the excesses of Christmas and New Year, why not join us on the next Mountainviews meetup walk. Scheduled for Saturday 11th January in the Knockmealdown Mountains the walk will start at the Vee and include Sugarloaf, Knockmealdown, Knocknaguv, Knocknafallia and Knockmeal Crohan returning by Liam Lynch monument. For further details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
aidand
2019-12-13 12:37:08
New book from John G O'Dwyer
If you are looking for a gift for a hillwalker, or just a good read, can I recommend the recently published 'Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands' by John G O'Dwyer. This well written book covers a wide span of Irish history all with a strong mountaineering flavor. Saints, outlaws and rebels all feature in the book as well as Kerry Mountain Rescue. This is not a guidebook but there is plenty to interest any hillwalker.
Colin Murphy
2019-12-06 17:28:49
"A mere morsel of the vast Iguazu spectacle..." from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: A mere morsel of the vast Iguazu spectacle... (Contract pics)
Too beautiful for words...
On a recent trip to Argentina, we took a flight from Buenos Aires to visit one of nature's greatest sights - The Iguazu Falls, which are shared between Argentina and Brazil. I've heard the Brazil side is the better viewing point, but frankly, that's hard to imagine. Getting there involves a bus journey to the National Park from the local town of Puerto Iguazu which takes about 30 minutes. Unfortunately it is not possible to walk to the largest single waterfall - Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat), but an open sided train conducts you most of the way, (about 5-6km) and then you walk a further 1.5km along a series of tracks and metal footbridges linking islands in the vast Iguazu River. Garganta del Diablo is truly spectacular - about the size of Niagara in itself, and flowing into a verdant basin that is surrounded on three sides by countless other smaller waterfalls - it is truly difficult to turn away from the sight. But it gets better! Returning to the National Park, you can explore a network of trails that lead to a different section of the falls, and you can follow footbridges from one fall to the next. This section if indescribably beautiful - like having a glimpse into paradise! Had two days here and wished we'd stayed a week to fully explore all the forest track and countless views of nature at it finest.
simon3
2019-12-03 15:02:08
re new Galtees, Knockmealdown maps
Aidan
That's great news. Indeed I do remember the 1/2 inch to mile maps only too well. They were the staple until the mid 90s.Who can forget the horrendous error in the Maamturks NW of Binn Chaonaigh where a massive glacial valley wasn't shown properly leading to people dropping 200m on the challenge walk.

Going on experience with previous East-West maps such as the Comeraghs these will be excellent maps for hillwalkers, properly showing features the hillwalkers care about such as tracks, terrain, forest roads, possible access points etc. They also show the position of Arderins, The lack of clutter is also outstanding and the new contours are a lot better than older East-West maps.

It remains to be seen whether these will have the same occasional issues to do with the removal of official names. However I hope people do support East-West in this endeavour.
aidand
2019-12-03 10:18:50
New maps Galtees, Comeraghs and Knockmealdown
East-West mapping have just launched new 1;25,000 scale maps of the above areas. This is a great development, especially for those of us old enough to remember the old half inch to the mile maps which were all we had for most of the country up to the 1990s.

A new map is a great way to shorten a long winters night - plotting new routes or reliving a fine day on the hills. Go on, treat yourself.
simon3
2019-11-21 08:49:29
re Newsletter comments on UK hill lists
We got two complaints about errors in our Opinionated Glossary of terms used in connection with British Hill Lists.
Of the general type, "hill lists ripe for opinionated comment, but you'd better get your facts right" and unfortunately we didn't get all of our facts right. After discussions with IainT we have reissued the quarterly newsletter with corrections.

See https://mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2019-11/


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Forum: General
POSTPONED: MountainViews Knockmealdown Walk S
liz50 a week ago.
Due to the adverse weather forecast for this Saturday we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Knockmealdown walk and rescedule it for Saturday 8th February.

  
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