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Pazapas
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 :
http://emerald-island.eu/wikka/GpsMap
Files work on Oregon 650 and BaseCamp on MacOS. Windows version has not been tested.
David-Guenot
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/

https://youtu.be/JcDwfEtHx78
Aidy
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.
mcrtchly
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.
pdtempan
2018-02-13 22:14:11
Slieve Meelmore / Meelbeg
Guess away all you like, Cra. If you took the trouble to read the notes accompanying the hill lists with place-name information, you'd see that I'm mostly collating interpretations from pre-existing reliable sources rather than proposing my own interpretations, or "punting", as you so kindly put it. I took the trouble to gather this info, including historical spellings, pronunciations, historical and geographical context etc. before making any suggestions of my own on names that were either unexplained or not satisfactorily explained. In the case of Slieve Meelmore / Meelbeg, it is Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 3, by from the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project at Queen's you are disagreeing with, not me personally. You seem to be supremely confident in your own interpretations without making any reference to sources.
rogers
2018-02-11 15:39:02
Lost garmin gps
Lost Garmin gps on Djouce today 11th Feb 2018.
simon3
2018-02-08 09:11:50
"MountainViews ANNUAL, published in 2018" from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: MountainViews ANNUAL, published in 2018 (Contract pics)
Printed copies of the ANNUAL
We have received inquiries as to how printed copies of the ANNUAL can be obtained.
We are organising publication through Blurb.
a. we should have an address from where you can purchase copies within a few days. Watch this space.
b. The cost and therefore the risk of printing copies of the magazine is considerable nevertheless the committee has decided to purchase a number and make them available at the Annual Gathering, Fri Feb 23rd. First come first served.

Price isn't set yet but will be getting on for Euro 20. High you say? Well, it's 58 pages of hillwalking and walking interest without ads. Any profit, and there won't be much, will go to MountainViews.
BleckCra
2018-02-07 22:44:14
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Another Wee Hill by Name
Incidentally Paul my fave to date of phonetically transcribed hill names (as they all are) is in the Galloway hills. My own hills of hame. Curlywee. A lovely little mini Munro style hill.
Curlywee. I imagine it may have been conflated with other stuff but I would take an educated commonsense guess at -
Coire Laoigh becoming Corrie Lui becoming Curlywee.
Onzy
2018-02-06 14:17:16
"" from Onzy Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

MV Gathering & Awards - 23rd February 7.30pm.
Outline of the programme for the evening..
pdtempan
2018-02-06 13:44:19
Slieve Meelmore
I was alerted to a certain 'raging controversy' a few weeks ago, and have managed to avoid it like a nest of termites, but I can put it off no longer. Cra, my friend, you are jumping from the frying pan into the fire by suggesting that the anglicised element 'meel' in Slieve Meelmore/Meelbeg can be equated a) meall 'lump, mass' which is found principally in hill-names in Kerry and in Scotland, AND b) maol 'bald, round hill' as in Cnoc Maol Réidh / Mweelrea and Cnoc Maoldomhnaigh / Knockmealdown. By the way, which one is it? a or b? No, on second thoughts, don't bother answering that, because the correct answer is "neither". Pronunciations collected locally suggest overwhelmingly that the Irish word in question is míol, which is what we have on MV for this peak at present: Sliabh Míol Mór / Sliabh Míol Beag. Both meall and maol are pronounced quite differently from míol, though they can sometimes produce similar anglicisations. Now, you may have a point that ants seem an unlikely motivation for coining this mountain name. Míol not only refers to the ant, but also to the louse, and more generally does an animal, a creature. I notice that míl in Old Irish was used of cattle, or a herd of cattle, and this seems a little more plausible. However, we're not going to commit insecticide just yet. Firstly, it's clear from the Ordnance Survey Name Books that these names were locally understood to refer to ants when John O'Donovan collected them circa 1834. Secondly, there are other names in Irish mountains such as Com Seangán / Coumshingaun, 'coom of the ants'. Seangán means 'ant' unequivocally, so there's no getting away from that one. I grant you that it's worth a note in the next update suggesting the alternative interpretation of Slieve Meelmore / Meelbeg as 'big/little hill of the cattle'. I hardly dare ask whether that will keep you happy ;-) Right, I'm off to bar for a triple Powers. Damn, what's that itching???


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Spinan's Hill, including Brusselstown Ring
jgfitz 2 days ago.
We found parking for 3-4 cars at S910898, the gated entrance to Kilranelagh House. We hiked 2 km uphill on narrow road... walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 343m, Area: Spinans Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) S

  
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Benbrack loop
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
Parked on the lay-by near the N59 bridge at Kylemore. Up the "little" Binn Bhan is a tough one and the conditi walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 725m, Area: Binn Bh?n or Maol?n, Twelve Bens (Ireland

  
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Emerald island GPS Map 2.0.9
Pazapas 2 days ago.
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 :http://emer...

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New video: A winter walk in the Sheeffry Hill
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
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...

  
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Out and back along the Devilsmother ridge
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
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A fantastic day out on the Sheeffrys
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 765m, Area: Tawnyard, Sheeffry Hills (Ireland) Tawnya...

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Gleniff Horseshoe
Aidy a week ago.
Headed out last Sunday to climb Tievebaun, but the lightning put me off. Got some great views in the Gleniff Horseshoe as a consolation.

  
Summit Comment
Truskmore: Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 48924
ColinCallanan 6 days ago.
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David-Guenot 2 days ago.
A shorter version of the Na Sl

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Knocknafallia: Summit Found
CaminoPat 5 days ago.
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Knockanaffrin South Top: Steep Ascent
peter1 6 days ago.
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How's this for a mountainview?
mcrtchly a week ago.
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 ...


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