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Jim Holmes
2018-03-15 21:19:01
"Ed Byrne" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: Ed Byrne (Contract pics)

Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Friday BBC2 9pm
MountainViews Irish Mountain Gathering preferred MC of choice - Ed Byrne - can be seen as he walks with friends (kind of) on a three part travelogue along the Camino di Santiago de Compostella . . . Be sure not to miss!
Building on the continued success of The Irish Mountain Gathering - there can be no reason (at time of going to press) that Ed will not have secured next year's most sought after position . . . MC of course!
2018-03-02 00:11:47
Thanks BlackCra
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.
2018-02-27 22:28:18
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Aidy's "A" pic.
Aidy's pic of the month ....... just sensationally good.
That is not to say mountainviews' potms aren't all fabulous but are often it seems constrained (not, I imagine always by the photographer), to a particular format.
Drama - tick. Composition - tick. Textbook exposure and other buttons - tick, tick.
Aidy's pic brings us all of these but they pale to a kind of insignificance against the sheer weight of emotion that drags on our bedazzled eyes.
Aidy's sees that and that's what makes the difference between a good pic and a truly great one.
First introduction to it and you just have to catch your frozen breath.
The ragged raw remains of the miners' school Gleniff. Ragged, but not forlorn. Ghosts of hope and innocence, aspirations, life and death. Today cold bones but once a vibrant, living thing.
The mountain stands behind its works. Icy. Impassive. Careless of what has been and what will be.
.... and as well as I can explain it, it will never come close to how good this pic really is.
Aidy. If I might just mark your homework. 10++.
2018-02-26 20:25:34
Mountainviews Members Meet Walk 2018
Keep the date! Saturday 28th April 2018. Mountainviews walk in the Galty Mountains. The walk will include the lesser visited though no less spectacular summits of Temple Hill and along a ridge leading to Lyracappul. There will also be an opportunity to meet up with fellow Mountainviewers for a meal (and drink and craic) on Saturday evening in Cahir House Hotel. Further details to follow.
2018-02-25 23:17:58
"Maze computing" from Pazapas Contract pics
Picture: Maze computing (Contract pics)

Layer for MountainViews website
Hi Simon,
Producing slippy map tiles needs a few preparation. I created a virtual Linux machine to test the process and now I have to read the online documentation to understand the capabilities of mapnik, nik4, tilemill, postgis... Some questions are raised, I need to play first with data to estimate the work.
2018-02-25 08:15:08
Re Emerald island GPS Map 2.0.9
Pazapas - David -
This looks great - well done. Would you be in a position to produce a layer for MountainViews website? That would be a complete pyramid of images rendered from Open Street Map and our data. Using Tilemill or similar.
We would be very interested in that.
2018-02-22 18:44:47
"Light & shadow" from Pazapas Contract pics
Picture: Light & shadow (Contract pics)
Emerald island GPS Map 2.0.9
Emerald Island GPS Map has been updated. This new version includes a new feature : shaded mountain relief !
There is also few other little rendering changes. The link is still the same :
Files work on Oregon 650 and BaseCamp on MacOS. Windows installer works again for Basecamp & Mapsource.
2018-02-22 10:37:43
New video: A winter walk in the Sheeffry Hill
Part one of a fantastic walk I had in the Sheeffrys about 3 weeks ago. It was a bright, sunny day and I took plenty of time to film and take photos. Thanks to my friend Wilderness giving me a lift, I started from the road pass E of Tawnyard and followed the ridgeline over to Barrclashcame before cautiously making my way down the steep S slopes to Doo Lough where I was parked. See track here: https://mountainviews.ie/track/report/3731/

2018-02-16 17:20:42
"The old miners
Picture: The old miners' school in a wintry Gleniff Horseshoe (Contract pics)

Gleniff Horseshoe
Headed out last Sunday to climb Tievebaun, but the lightning put me off. Got some great views in the Gleniff Horseshoe as a consolation.
2018-02-15 18:47:42
"Vestrahorn Iceland" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Vestrahorn Iceland (Contract pics)

How's this for a mountainview?
The majesty of the otherworldly night sky over the iconic Vestrahorn massif in SE Iceland. The moon had just risen and illuminated the snow-crested mountains, whilst the Milky Way arched overhead and the faint green glow of the aurora tinged the sky a luminous green.

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Errigal: Donegal a High Point
BleckCra 6 hours ago.
I was first introduced to Donegal 20 years ago. It was the Donegal of Buncrana, Bundoran and Ardara; of kiss me quick tourist towns, warm beer, hiked up prices and bored part time pub staff.I saw ...

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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes 3 days ago.
Pilgrimage : The Road To SantiagoFriday BBC2 9pmMountainViews Irish Mountain Gathering preferred MC of choice - Ed Byrne - can be seen as he walks with friends (kind of) on a three part travelogue...

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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

Fuerteventura: La Oliva to Lajares.
simon3 6 days ago.
This walk starts in La Oliva, which is served by various bus routes including one that returns from the finish. Casa de walk, Len: 16.7km, Climb: 333m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Chimney Rock Mountain: Fine views in the NE Mournes
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Trailtrekker a week ago.
Chimney Rock Mountain sits proudly above the Irish Sea in the north-eastern Mournes. Evidence of extensive mining exists along the side of the mountain at places like Carr’s Face, and the route up...

Lehaunstown to The Scalp
jgfitz a week ago.
This track is accessable by public transport. Starting at Lehaunstown Luas Stop (spelled Laughanstown by Luas), head ... walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 367m, Area: Carrickgollogan, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

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Corn Hill: Nice Views Visible Again
TommyMc 5 days ago.
I visited Corn Hill on a sunny morning in March 2018 and was pleased to see that some of the forestry that had blighted the area near summit has been felled in recent years and as a result there a...

Glenbeigh Loop
GSheehy 5 days ago.
That mare of a storm ?Emma? played havoc with the na Sl

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Aidy's "A" pic.
BleckCra 2 weeks ago.
Aidy's pic of the month ....... just sensationally good.That is not to say mountainviews' potms aren't all fabulous but are often it seems constrained (not, I imagine always by the photographer), ...

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Mullaghmeen: A Delightful Walk, Muddy near Summit.
TommyMc 2 weeks ago.
I enjoyed a delightful walk to the summit on a nippy but very sunny Sunday 25 February. Sadly the narrow track on the final approach to the summit has been cut up badly over the winter, and quite ...

Lanzarote: Femes to Playa Blanco, Minor Woes
simon3 a week ago.
Our original plan was perfectly simple - while on Fuerteventura climb the highest mountain. But it didn't quite work out walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 250m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

Fuerteventura: Lobos Island
simon3 a week ago.
Isla de Lobos is an island just off the north coast of Fuerteventura. It has a lot of visitors and somewhat problematica walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 64m, Area: ()

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