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spiider28
2018-05-21 21:33:00
Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubkal
Has anyone climbed this mountain? I booked to go next month a trip as a surprise for my partner; now getting nervous that we might not be able for it! We'll be going as part of a guided group over 2 days. Would appreciate it if anyone MVers have done this and could give any practical advice. Thanks!
headspace
2018-05-19 18:38:38
"" from headspace Contract pics
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Slievenamaddy, Antrim Hills
Decided to give Slievenamaddy a go today. Parked at layby for Slievenanee and walked up beside the fence on the opposite side of the road. Isn't much of a hill but great views and then continued on to Skerry Hill by continuing to follow the fence down, across a road and up to the summit where the very small cairn can be found. Decided not to retrace steps but continued along and down through the faint sheep and farm tracks to the road and back up to get car. Beautiful views over the hills on a sunny, relatively clear day. Not as boggy as anticipated. If you like solitude then this is a perfect walk and not too demanding.
tomlug48
2018-05-17 19:41:20
"At the ruins of O Rourke" from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: At the ruins of O Rourke (Contract pics)

Completion of Beara Breifne Way
Having walked 536 km from Glengarriff to Leitrim village in 28 stages ( twice as long, (time -wise) ,as O Sullivan Beare !) four walkers ,Tom Barragry,Nicholas O Neill, Michael Donohue and Aidan Cruise recently completed the full Bear Breifne Way, which commemorates the historic retreat of O Sullivan Beare from the Beara peninsula in 1603 , when he reached O Rourkes castle in Leitrim village in 14 days with only 35 of the original 1000 followers surviving. The Way is composed of many individual way marked trails..Beara Way,Duhallow Way ,Muskerry, Way Ormonde Way, Multeen Way,Hymany way etc. While the walk is historically most interesting and stimulating,and quite beautiful in parts, much more co ordination needs to be done with signage, rights of ways and information along the route.Some parts of the trail have clearly recieved more attention than others, and are far easier and more attractive to walk than other parts. Nonetheless it is a rewarding walk for those interested not only in the historical significance of the walk, but also on account of the wealth of local history one encounters of,people, places ,historical figures, geographical features, beautiful vistas, castles, clans, Norman Tower Houses, big houses , monasteries & historical ruins along the way. A great way to learn about your country!
headspace
2018-05-16 09:55:41
Slievenamaddy, Antrim Hills
Just wondering if anyone has attempted to climb Silevenamaddy 150,218, Antrim Hills (419m) and if so what route did they take?
BleckCra
2018-05-08 20:49:52
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
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Doan let the sun go down on me ..
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simon3
2018-05-08 07:50:37
Mountaineering Ireland - Hillwalkers Working
"Decisions are taken by the people that turn up"
If you are concerned about the future progress of the sport of hillwalking in Ireland you may be interested in the following, currently on the Mountaineering Ireland website.

Note: this includes non-club hillwalkers.

Hillwalking Working Group

In keeping with a motion from the Irish Ramblers Club, which was approved at Mountaineering Ireland’s recent AGM, Mountaineering Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from people who are interested in joining a Hillwalking Working Group. The purpose of the group is to undertake a survey, and to develop terms of reference and propose an initial work programme for a Mountaineering Ireland Hillwalking Committee.

It is likely that the work of the group will extend over a number of months between now and the end of 2018. The aim is to form a diverse working group which includes representation from different geographic areas, large and small clubs and non-club hillwalkers, as well as Mountaineering Ireland Board and staff members. Those who are interested should send an email to info@mountaineering.ie before 5pm on Wednesday 16th May, outlining what skills, experience and personal qualities they would bring to assist the working group. Members of the working group will be selected and approved by the Board of Mountaineering Ireland.
liz50
2018-04-30 16:42:05
"Panorama from Galtymore Summit" from liz50 Contract pics
Picture: Panorama from Galtymore Summit (Contract pics)

MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
The weather was kind to us on Saturday in the Galtees so we decided to divert to Galtymore before heading over to Lyracappul. An enjoyable day was had by all!
jackill
2018-04-30 15:42:42
"looking up the Glacier Du Tacul" from jackill Contract pics
Picture: looking up the Glacier Du Tacul (Contract pics)

Another view
Taken on the Aguille de la Tete Plate looking at the Dent du Geant
jackill
2018-04-30 15:33:57
"Looking to Mont Blanc" from jackill Contract pics
Picture: Looking to Mont Blanc (Contract pics)

The teeth of the Giant
An old friend was reminiscing over the weekend of a few trips we'd shared since we started this hillwalking lark many years ago. I dug through a pile of forgotten photos over lunch and decided to share a few from the archives.
This is taken from the top of the Dent du Geant in the French Alps, looking across the glacier to Mont Blanc back in 2008.
Geo
2018-04-29 14:18:42
"Just a taste of Galty, lightly smoked" from Geo Contract pics
Picture: Just a taste of Galty, lightly smoked (Contract pics)
Galtees Meet
Hi all and a very big thanks to my club-mate Liz50 for a super round of the Galty's yesterday.

Six of us including the intrepid duo of Geohappy and Jackill of MV fame (or notoriety, perhaps!) had a really lovely walk ascending through a hail shower from Kings Yard slowly and inorexably to the top of Galtymore, then on around west as far as Lyracappul, and a delightful descent through the gorgeous glaciated valley back to our parking.

Seven hours of watching scudding clouds, some by-passing us, some going overhead, a little sleet, lots and lots of sunshine, and views, splendid and majestic, patchwork farm fields, dark and brooding forest, faraway turbines twirling, the counties of Munster spread about us at our feet, uplifting us to the heavenly grandeur of this hillwalker's Valhalla, booted warriors striding over lands fit for kings and queens, Regal and magnificent. Days like these remind me why I love this fabulous island, and why as long as my heart beats and my legs can carry me and I have the company of the like minded, I will walk and walk and walk...


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Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
walk, Len: 16.8km, Climb: 663m, Area: Tievereivagh, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Ti...

  
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David-Guenot an hour ago.
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Forum: General
Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubkal
spiider28 10 hours ago.
Has anyone climbed this mountain? I booked to go next month a trip as a surprise for my partner; now getting nervous that we might not be able for it! We'll be going as part of a guided group over...


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