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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
"" from David-Guenot Contract pics
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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.
David-Guenot
2018-01-14 23:10:21
Re: Dingle to Cloghane
Well spotted Aidand, this would be the safest route indeed -although I guess you are talking about the col between Ballysitteragh and Gearhane (pt 397m), right ?
BleckCra
2018-01-12 17:06:48
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Filmic
I hope I continue to make my point. For those of us bored by it and for those of us who know it already ... my apologies. For the rest and FYI - shot on 35mm ASA 100, Olympus Trip 35, auto exposure, processed by Boots to 6x4 and scanned from print.
Digital? Ooh ... er .... um.
Just for fun. Can we identify the top in the pic?
aidand
2018-01-09 13:02:43
Dingle Cloghane another option
Lenny, the routes mentioned in other replies are excellent high level walks, but best left for a fine day. Before the Connor Pass road was built in the 1930s local people used to cross from Dingle to Cloghane on an old trail over the col between Beenabrack and Ballysitteragh. You then drop down into the remote valley of Mullach and a quiet tar road walk into Cloghane. This is a much safer route in poor weather. The route is marked on the 1:25,000 O.S. map. Not quite as dramatic as hiking over Mount Brandon but still a very fine walk. Enjoy.
lennyantonelli
2018-01-09 10:42:40
Re: Dingle to Cloghane
Thanks for that David, I really should have done a bit of googling first and probably would have found out there was an obvious path, mea culpa! Shame I won't get a go at the Faha Ridge but it does sound like avoiding it on descent is for the best.

I plan to be in Cloghane for two nights so may do a second hike out to the Sauce Creek area on the Dingle Way.

Really looking forward to it now.
David-Guenot
2018-01-09 01:42:42
Re: Dingle to Cloghane
Hi Lenny, thought I'd answer your question as I have been up Brandon twice via both the N and S ridge two months ago. There is a fair amount of climbing coming up from Dingle, but once you are along the ridge it is pretty straightforward. Just mind the wind while reaching the top of Gearhane as the ridge is rather narrow and exposed at that point. Just below Brandon Peak, a good path leads straight up Mount Brandon. From there, there are several options, but the Faha Ridge should be avoided for the descent, as it is very steep and exposed and the route-finding seems to be pretty tricky. There is an obvious path to the right of the main trail going down the steep slopes to the Paternoster Lakes, which is signposted, just before the Faha Ridge. This is the most direct route to Cloghane. The other option if you have time and don't mind adding some distance, is to follow the N ridge and turn right at the col between Piaras Mor and Masatiompan to follow the Dingle Way. The views along this ridge are absolutely breathtaking -arguably some of the best in Ireland- so don't hesitate if the weather is nice, although you will add a fair amount of distance, including some tarmac between Brandon village and Cloghane. Hope you will get a good day for it !!


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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 3 hours ago.
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Hillwalking Talk GOING AHEAD tonight.
simon3 7 hours ago.
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Skye video
David-Guenot 9 hours ago.
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Irish runners in the Spine Race
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Carrauntoohil: Many routes to the top...
donalhunt a day ago.
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Dingle to Cloghane
aidand 2 days ago.
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Season's Greetings from up The Chimney
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