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muzag
2018-05-23 13:21:35
RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :
https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/
simon3
2018-05-23 13:20:13
Kenmare next week.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?
Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2018-05-23 13:18:23
Re Morocco
spider28
I walked in Morocco and the Atlas mountains some years ago.
I didn't go to Toubkal but did visit various other places.
One piece of advice. Be prepared for the heat and UV. And in particular be vigilant about food. The party of 14 I was in ALL had serious bums and tums problems requiring visits to doctors for some time.
Do not eat anything washed in local water. Peel anything yourself, with your hands or tools you have sterilised. Eat cooked food but watch out for how the plates/ cups were washed.
Bring energy bars and your own food so you have a choice.
Respect people's choices about photographing them.

Have a great trip.
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
Picture: (Contract pics)

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
Picture: (Contract pics)

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 Irelandís 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!


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Forum: General
RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
muzag 15 hours ago.
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/

  
Summit Comment
Slemish: tea at the top
Parts999 19 hours ago.
great views my kids and i are going to as many mountian tops as we can, we call it tea at the topit great fun

  
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Knocknamuck: Summit of the Slieveardagh Hills
Wilderness 2 days ago.
If you fancy a longer walk you can start at the car park just outside Grange at S309566. From here I walked clockwise round the Crag Forest Loop until I reached the Wellington Monument. I then joi...

Track
Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot a day ago.
Different finish on this year's challenge, adding some 3km over good forest tracks. Best weather conditions we could ... walk, Len: 34.2km, Climb: 1491m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mo

  
Track
Glenbeigh Horseshoe, extended version
David-Guenot a day ago.
A peak-bagger's trip over the beautiful Glenbeigh Horseshoe, with plenty of time allowed for filming. walk, Len: 41.7km, Climb: 1906m, Area: Seefin, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Se...

  
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Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
I had a mixed day weatherwise, with dark skies, rain and flat light one minute, and blue skies the next, but it only added to the spectacular views to be had from the summit. If anything, the view...

Forum: General
Kenmare next week.
simon3 15 hours ago.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie

  
Track
Brassel Mountain
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.0km, Climb: 458m, Area: Brassel Mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I...

  
Summit Comment
Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness a week ago.
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well ...

Track
Carrauntoohil: the safest way ?
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 16.0km, Climb: 1009m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir...

  
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Dromderalough: Here we go again
peter1 2 weeks ago.
Ah yes...The Dromderaloughs...in cloud and rain...'climb me once, shame on me, climb me twice, shame on thee'.I had climbed Dromderalough some years ago in Autumn, in cloud and rain, using Paddy D...

  
Forum: General
Re Morocco
simon3 15 hours ago.
spider28I walked in Morocco and the Atlas mountains some years ago.I didn't go to Toubkal but did visit various other places. One piece of advice. Be prepared for the heat and UV. And in particula...


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