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lennyantonelli
2019-03-26 16:10:20
Magnetic variation from route cards
Hello all,

Sitting here with a chest infection that I hope will clear in time for the Maamturks Challenge on Saturday week, and trying to do some 'desk practice' to refresh my navigation skills.

I was looking at Simon's route cards for the Maamturks: http://www.simonstewart.ie/Turks/turk_nw.htm

And trying to figure out how to take accurate bearings, adjusting from magnetic to grid north, when navigating from the route card rather than the map. I note that this route card says it was last revised in 2006, so when I'm out doing the walk, do I simply pretend I have time travelled back to 2006, and work out what the variation would have been that year?

My Harvey Superwalker map of the area says Magnetic North is 5 degrees west of grid north in 2010 and decreasing by 1 degree in six years. So, by my rough calculation, in 2006 magnetic north would have been approx 5 degrees 40 minutes west of grid north.

So I'll need to add that to the bearings from the route card to get grid north today.

Am I right or have I lost the plot completely?!

Thanks!

Lenny
BleckCra
2019-03-24 17:39:10
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Saturday 6th April Mountainviews Walk
OI YOU! YEAH YOU!
It's important to support the mountainviews website. Your website. It supports you, with everything you need to know about hills and hill matters throughout the country. The biggest source of mountain info in Ireland.
So you need to support it.
Liz Ashton, committee member of mountainviews, entirely at the cost of her own time and effort has put together a walk for you Saturday 6th April. This entailed her choosing a locus, planning a route and variations, recce-ing the walk, researching and sourcing apres walk facilities, advertising the walk and more.
.... and the hardest thing of all was to get me out of my armchair and go plotting mountains with her.
For you.
So support this walk on Saturday. It's not a big ask and given a fair wind might be one of your best walks ever.
It's a comfortable B grade walk in the beautiful Mourne Mountains based in Newcastle Co Down and plans to take in Slieves Donard and Commedagh.
It will kick off from around 9.30am
Get information from elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
Be there!
liz50
2019-03-20 16:14:56
No Green Card Required!
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April 2019!.
Meeting in Newcastle Co Down at 10am the walk will include Slieve Donard and Commedagh with the possibility of extending or shortening the route depending on the weather etc etc
For further details contact Liz at elizabeth.ashton2014@outlook.com
BleckCra
2019-03-19 15:38:46
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Mountainviews Walk in the Mournes
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liz50
2019-03-10 18:48:21
"Mourne Mountains" from liz50 Contract pics
Picture: Mourne Mountains (Contract pics)

MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2019
It's that time of year again! the Spring Mountainviews walk for 2019 will be on Saturday 6th April in the Mountains of Mourne, based in Newcastle where they sweep down to the sea.
There will be a number of route options but all will include Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in Ulster along with other neighboring summits.
If you would like to join in, or require further details please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
Colin Murphy
2019-02-28 10:44:27
"After UK leaves EU, cross border drivers require Green Card." from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: After UK leaves EU, cross border drivers require Green Card. (Contract pics)

Better apply for your Green Card...
Apparently from April anyone driving across the border will require a Green Card for insurance purposes, so if you're planning on some cross-border walking, better apply now, as it takes a month. Here's the story as reported in the Irish Times:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/border-crossing-motorists-will-need-to-apply-for-green-cards-from-this-week-1.3808434
Onzy
2019-02-18 08:52:04
"" from Onzy Contract pics
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
ALL WELCOME !
Fergalh
2019-02-17 22:51:41
"Disgrace.." from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: Disgrace.. (Contract pics)

Croaghmore Donegal
Seen this eyesore last Saturday 16th February. No words can describe how awful this.is ..Just one question how did the idiots get this to the summit of a 286 metre Hill ?
simon3
2019-02-01 22:34:03
MI hillwalking committee seeks members.
Applications sought for members of new Hillwalking Committee

The Board of Mountaineering Ireland has agreed terms of reference and an initial work plan for a new Hillwalking Committee and is now seeking applications for membership of the committee.

Background

At our AGM in 2018, a motion from the Irish Ramblers Club was passed to establish a Hillwalking Committee. A Working Group was subsequently set up to develop draft terms of reference and an initial work plan. The Working Group was chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin assisted by Trish Kane (both board members) and included seven members of Mountaineering Ireland and two members of staff. The members were selected following a call for expressions of interest.

At its recent meeting, the Board of Mountaineering Ireland agreed Terms of Reference and an initial Work Plan for the new Hillwalking Committee.

Call for expressions of interest

The new Hillwalking Committee, which will be chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin, will have a maximum of ten members drawn from across the island with a variety of backgrounds, skills and interests. It is envisaged that at least three members will be actively involved in affiliated clubs and one should be a training provider.

Mountaineering Ireland would now like to invite applications from enthusiastic members, who have relevant experience and interest, to join the Hillwalking Committee.

Expressions of interest, to include a brief overview of the applicants' interests and skills should be submitted to info@mountaineering.ie before the 28th February 2019. The final selection process may involve informal interviews.

Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland commented “This is an exciting development for Mountaineering Ireland and reflects the fact that hillwalking is the primary activity of the majority of our members. I would like to thank the members of the Working Group for the excellent preparatory work that they have completed. I look forward to working with the new Hillwalking Committee in the near future”.
Onzy
2019-01-31 08:54:17
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MV Gathering & Awards - 22nd Feb 2019
REMINDER - Lansdowne Hotel 7.30 for 8.00... ALL WELCOME!!


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Forum: Suggestions
Re loading tracks in Garmin basecamp
ewen 8 hours ago.
I don't know if it is a basecamp issue but tracks from MV won't load in basecamp. My workaround is to load them into https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ and save as a . gpx file. It is then usable.

  
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liz50 a day ago.
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jackill a day ago.
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Forum: Suggestions
Loading tracks in Garmin Basecamp
chelman7 a day ago.
When I download a track (.gpx file) from the site it does appear on my handheld gps device but will not load in Garmin Basecamp .Is there a fix for this?

  
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Summit Comment
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Summit Comment
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