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tomlug48
2018-07-18 20:47:44
"View from Tonlagee Summit" from tomlug48 Contract pics
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Lough Ouler From Tonlagee
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular
.Tom Barragry & the Lugs .
des carroll
2018-07-17 18:33:08
Found
Hi folks. A pair of walking sticks were found in Seskin, Glen of Imaal near Fenton's. Would the owner please phone 086 8607393. If you do not get an answer, please leave a brief message with a phone number for a return call.
Trailtrekker
2018-07-13 01:03:59
"" from Trailtrekker Contract pics
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Bushfires in Dublin/ Wicklow July 2018
To answer your question, you are good to go. Happened to drive the length of the Military Road last Sunday. As of that time all the fires were north of the Sally Gap. I am not aware there having been any further fires this week.

By coincidence, I have also been rereading Moire OSullivan's "Mud Sweat and Tears" book about the Wicklow Round this week. It outlines a route from the Sally Gap to Drumgoff. Not the best route from one place to the other IMHO, but worth looking at!
https://www.imra.ie/wicklowround/
MickC
2018-07-09 17:11:58
Bushfires in Dublin/ Wicklow July 2018
Hi,
Does anyone know, or suggest where I might find out, the extent of the recent bushfires in Dublin/ Wicklow? Planning a walk from the Sally Gap to Glenmalure over the next few days.
Cheers.
Mick
Onzy
2018-07-02 10:38:56
"" from Onzy Contract pics
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Maumtrasna Southern approach
I am planning joining Glennagleragh Mountain with Devilsmother South Top, approaching from the south somewhere around L948602. The Benwee spur looks ideal for ascent but it is clearly quite steep, perhaps a little steeper than the Leynabrick spur which I have ascended before.

Has anyone been up the Benwee spur? Any info gratefully received...
tomlug48
2018-06-28 21:03:04
"Sunset at Slea Head " from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: Sunset at Slea Head (Contract pics)

The Dingle Way
Tom Barragry, Nick O Neill, and Aidan Cruise coming around Slea Head at evening time, with the Blaskets just coming into view. A beautiful vista not to be forgotten.!
Having set out from Dingle ,along the Dingle way, it was a good stretch along the coastal path, through Ventry, the famine cottages, under Eagle Mountain ,and on finally to Dunquin.
simon3
2018-06-15 13:48:32
Reviewers wanted.
Interested in reviewing either of two new books?

Mourne and Cooley Mountains is by Adrian Hendroff

The Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown and Slieve Bloom is from John G. O’Dwyer.

Let us know at admin@mountainviews.ie
spiider28
2018-06-05 23:45:46
Morocco
Thanks for the detailed advice @kernowclimber, really appreciate it
BleckCra
2018-06-03 09:52:01
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Anyone heading up The Sickle?
Anyone know of any group or club going up or regularly going up Carrauntoohil?
Member of my local club busting to get on to it.
Steady B walker. No real big hill experience
kernowclimber
2018-06-02 22:18:20
"Refuges below Jebel Toubkal.." from kernowclimber Contract pics
Picture: Refuges below Jebel Toubkal.. (Contract pics)

Climbing Jebel Toubkal.
Martin and I (of Purple Peak Adventures) climbed Jebel Toubkal in May 2010. It’s one of the easier 4,000 metre plus summits, but you will feel the altitude and the heat, so be prepared. We hired a 4X4 and drove the truly dreadful road from Marrakech into the Atlas Mountains where we stayed in an authentic eco-tourism guesthouse in a small Berber village named Tamatert near Imlil. Early the next day we set off up the Isougouane Valley from Imlil where there is secure car-parking. We did not hire porters, mules or a guide, preferring to go it alone with the aid of a 1:50.000 map covering Toubkal by Orientazion and a GPS. We planned to tackle Toubkal over two days and we each carried full winter climbing kit, down sleeping bag, water, food and snacks, which fitted into a 35 litre daypack. The climb up to the refuge (3,207m) where we stayed overnight should take anywhere from 6-7 hrs without mules and a little longer if you stop for any length of time for refreshments at Sidi Chamharouch (2,320m). The trail was rough and dusty and very busy with mules rushing by, urged on by impatient porters. You have to be careful to get out of their way quickly or you risk getting knocked off the trail!

There are two huts to choose from for an overnight stay - the Refuge de Toubkal (run by the CAF) - and the newer Mouflon Refuge. We chose the latter and booked a private room (rather than the dorm) which was not expensive. This consisted of a double bunk bed with blankets and pillows. Hot showers are available and the toilet facilities (of the pit kind) were clean if basic. Hot meals can be arranged and there is a shop well-stocked with water and snacks. We brought our own dried food and plenty of hot water was obtainable in the porters' kitchen. Lights-out was at 9.30pm and we enjoyed a very warm and comfortable night's sleep.

In the cold chill of sunrise we followed a thin thread of climbers moving slowly up the snow and ice covered South Cwm route which was just passable without ice axe and crampons. After almost four hours climbing we reached the triangular summit marker. We had the summit entirely to ourselves for about 10 minutes and savoured taking in the magnificence of our surroundings: ravens soared over snow-capped mountains that towered over rocky valleys with frigid waterfalls clinging to their sides, beyond which lay wave after wave of jagged brown peaks sweeping down to the Saharan Plateau. Over 2,400 metres below lay Imlil.

The descent to the refuge took about two hours. Trekking 21kms with over 2,000 metres descent from the summit back to Imlil in eight hours carrying a 12 kilo pack was gruelling. But we were relieved not to have suffered from the effects of altitude and would recommend this mountain to fit hill walkers looking for a slightly different challenge set amid magnificent mountain scenery. The experienced need not hire a guide as the trails are well signed and the abovementioned map is more than adequate.

We only drank bottled water or chai im nana (hot mint tea) that was offered to us by local people (in Arabic culture it is considered rude to refuse to accept tea that is offered to you), and carried sanitising hand gel which we used assiduously. Exercising some caution and common sense about where and what to eat and drink in Africa is the key thing, and we have enjoyed meals in scores of restaurants throughout Morocco on our two visits to the country and have never fallen sick. Enjoy your trip and your climb to the highest point of this incredibly beautiful country.


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Summit Comment
Slievecoiltia: Access Closed During Drought
TommyMc 3 hours ago.
The road up Slievecoiltia, from the entrance opposite the JFK arboretum, is currently closed owing to the risk of fire arising from the current dry spell in the South East. Expect this to continue...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 3 days ago.
A stunning walk going up over Slieve Elva that you can begin and end end at Fanore Beach. Some great locations along the Caher River to stop and relax and watch the water gently flowing downstream...

  
Track
Suilven
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
I first read about Suilven when I was about 11. It was in some British geographical gazetteer, a stern washed-out pict... walk, Len: 24.0km, Climb: 1029m, Area: Lochinver to Ullapool (Britain) Suilve

Summit Comment
Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd 4 days ago.
While not very challenging, recent felling means the views along the way and from the summit are pleasant enough. A nice spot for a lunchtime walk.

  
Track
Beinn Ghobhlach
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Beinn Ghobhlach by evening lightWhen you're told that you can do a walk in the morning if you're quick because your o... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 739m, Area: Beinn Ghobhlach, Loch Maree to Loch Broo

  
Track
Maumtrasna Plateau via Dirkbeg and Buckaun Spurs
Onzy 4 days ago.
Route to the Mauntrasna plateau using the Dirkbeg spur for ascent and the Buckaun for descent. walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 535m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce C...

Summit Summary
Knocknabro East Top: Drought made difficult ground trek possible
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 6 days ago.
Knocknabro East Top is best climbed as part of a good loop walk, taking in the West and North-East tops of Knocknabro. This summit is best reached firstly via Knocknabro West Top and then onto the...

  
Track
Picos de Europa
peter1 5 days ago.
I can say with certainty three things: the ascent was not 3266m, given the peak is only 2503m; secondly, I will be back walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 3266m, Area: Spain, Cantabria ()

  
Forum: General
Lough Ouler From Tonlagee
tomlug48 4 days ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Lugs .

Track
Sail Mhor
Peter Walker a week ago.
After a week of blazing sunshine in the Peak District overwhelmingly spent swimming in the pool, lazing by the pool a... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 833m, Area: Sail Mhor, Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Bri

  
Summit Summary
Knocknabro North-East Top: NE Top Revealed
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 6 days ago.
This summit is best reached via Knocknabro West Top. Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence ...

  
Track
Coastal Dublin - Donabate to Malahide
Onzy a week ago.
Circuit of Broadmeadows Estuary from Donabate to Malahide walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 115m, Area: Dublin Islands (Ireland)


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