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daithi07
2018-10-11 11:12:01
Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
Yes simon3, that's the idea. Start in Sligo and as you say traverse to Leitrim quickly before running south and completing the Roscommon edition. The goal would be to set a benchmark time for the ext person to better whilst bagging three highpoints in the one session. Would also be interested in other combinations if anyone has suggestions, anything that involves a number of peaks within a few hours to quite a few run of each other!
simon3
2018-10-10 21:20:56
Re Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07, I haven't heard of anyone doing that combination. Of course the Sligo-Leitrim bit is going to be stunningly easy since they are so close. Would you be planning to run from Truskmore to Seltannasaggart (the highpoint of Roscommon) .. that's going to be a road marathon.
daithi07
2018-10-10 18:19:50
Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
Just wondering if anybody has attempted the highest point summits of these three counties in one go? Considering running them so would be looking into best routes, etc.
tomlug48
2018-10-10 17:37:58
"Upper Lough Bray with Autumnal Colours" from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: Upper Lough Bray with Autumnal Colours (Contract pics)

Kippure and Lough Bray
A nice fresh October hike of 12 km through a boggy tack over moorland from Glencree to Kippure summit & down to Lough Bray & Eagles Crag . Beautiful vista and a clear blue 360 degree panorama all round from the summit . Chilly but crisp and clear with excellent visibility on a beautiful blue day.
Kippure at 757m is the highest and most southerly summit in Dublin. It is crowned by a 110 metre high transmitter, and is approachable from all points of the compass...mostly over fairly rough boggy ground and many peat hags as one approaches the summit.
The surrounding views on a good clear day are impressive in all directions, taking in Dublin, Bray, the Irish Sea and many of the Wicklow hills all around....... Seahan ,Seefingin ,Glennasmole ,Ballymorefinn all clearly within view nearby to the west and northwest. .Gravale ,Duff Hill & Mullaghcleevaun to the south, War Hill & Djouce to the south east with the the Sugarloaf and Maulin peeping through the Tonduffs. The twin corries of Lough Bray shimmered in the evening sun, as we made our way down and the periphery of the blue lower lake was tinged with the beautiful red autumnal colours of the surrounding trees.. The Eagles Crag wedged between the two lakes is well known to harbour some peregrine falcons, and on the crag itself some holes are visible in a rock slab underfoot indicating ( some believe ) the former existence of a look out post over the Military Road.
Tomlug 48
weedavie
2018-10-08 16:29:32
Devil's Mother unvisited
Thanks all for the information. Sense dictated we used an easier recuperation route so we went up the Sheefries instead. It's fun watching someone' face as you cross that dull plateau and are suddenly faced with one of the top vistas in Ireland. Released a sheep on the way down. It had managed to put its head through one square and its legs through another of a mesh fence. Getting the horns back through was quite a trick and I couldn't have done it without Gill immobilising the beast.

Thought of doing the Devil's Mother the next day myself but got the Devil's weather. I'll get there soon.
Peter Walker
2018-10-04 07:16:30
Devil's Mother query encore
Hi weedavie

Some background to the track I uploaded...

Conditions were REALLY good...excellent visibility (see photos) and easy underfoot as it was during a very dry spell of weather.

In terms of time...I'm a (generally) quite brisk solo walker, and I was hurrying a bit towards the end as the light was failing and I wanted to quickly recce something else before going to the hotel. Against that, I did take a LOT of photos on the Devilsmother ridge, because it's pretty hard not to ;-)

Regarding the steepness of the ascentdescent down said ridge...it's not at all dangerous with normal care but it definitely is a lungbuster going up and a kneewrecker going down, particularly in the lower section.

Given the circumstances of your partner I might choose to go up that ridge first.
simon3
2018-10-02 18:48:18
Re Devilsmother
Delighted to hear from you after many years Weedavie.
The Devilsmother is EXTREMELY steep and you would probably roll if you fell but not go over a cliff.
IainT
2018-10-02 17:07:44
Re Devil's Mother N Top
Hi Davie, I went directly up the Devil's Mother N Top a couple of years ago. It isn't exposed or difficult, but it's certainly flippin' steep!
weedavie
2018-10-02 14:50:14
Devil's Mother query
I'm thinking of walking the circuit Devil's Mother to Maumtrasna at the weekend and I'm confused by the varying accounts. Paul Phelan's (mildly undependable) Connemara / Mayo walking guide calls this 8 to 10 hours. Peter1 has loaded a route which looks the same and took 7 hours 41. Peter Walker on the other hand calls it 4 hours 52 which is what I'd think looking at the map. Has anyone a way of bringing these ideas together?

The slope from the start / end to the north top on Devil's Mother is described as steep. Is this steep as in "Jaysus, my lungs are bustin' and my heart's doing death disco!" or steep asin exposed or risky? I'll be walking with someone getting their confidence back from a broken leg and I'd like to avoid the second sort.
BleckCra
2018-09-25 23:18:34
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
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