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mcrtchly
2020-09-24 14:09:43
"Milky Way" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Milky Way (Contract pics)

Heavens Above
The Milky Way arches over the abandoned church in Dunlewy, Co. Donegal with the Derryveagh Mountains in the background during an exceptionally clear night sky in late September 2020. This is a composite of 46 individual frames of the night sky and one single image for the church. The final mosaic of the 46 frames is about 30,728 by 21,189 pixels in dimensions; equivalent to a single 651 million pixel image! I had to lower the resolution for the MV website.

To the left of the church spire is Mars. The bright feature above Mars is the Andromeda galaxy, one of our nearest neighbour galaxies and is about 3 million light years away. To the left of Mars, in area of orange light pollution, is the cluster of stars called Pleiades in the constellation of Taurus, which are also known as the Seven Sisters, although there are more than seven stars! The Pleiades cluster is relatively close to us at 390 light years distance. The two bright dots above Pleiades and to the left of Andromeda are the double cluster of stars in Perseus; each cluster contains about 300 individual stars. The purple area roughly in centre left of the Milky Way is the North America Nebula in Cygnus (2,500 light years away). The pink-red spot in the lower right part of the Milky Way is the Lagoon nebula in Sagittarius which is 6,000 light years away.

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Pepe
2020-09-14 13:30:27
Hillwalking Programme on BBC Alba
It's a half-hour programme on every Monday evening at 7pm and repeated during the week as well. It's called "Tir is Teanga" and is well worth a look. Of course all the mountains are Scottish and it's done largely through the medium of Scots-Gaelic (which means if you want to read the subtitles you miss out on the scenery). Well worth having a look at it though, because the presenters are not averse to traipsing up and down hillsides in all kinds of weathers.
pdtempan
2020-09-10 13:40:11
"" from pdtempan Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Mullaghcarn walk - correction to start time
The walk from Gortin Glen Forest Park to Mullaghcarn on Sunday 27th September, part of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020, begins at 11am, not at 10am as advertised in the September MV newsletter. Apologies, my mistake. Full programme of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020 available here. Ta clar Fheile Pheadair Joe 2020 ar fail anseo:
http://pobalaraniul.com/feilte/feilepheadairjoe/
All the best
Paul
Granitemug
2020-09-06 16:52:03
Rocky Mountaim above Annalong Valley
Parked at the walled gates on quarter/head road; walked towards quarter road bend and took first lane on left; continued up thro gates etc until forest on right ends; then took wall on right up to the small tower at the start of wall; walked on left side of wall up to the highest point before descent then turned left and climbed ricky mountain- come to cairn on shabby flattish top; beautiful views of Annalong Valley; evidence of old quarry shelters; was weekday and only met two other people
Aidy
2020-09-01 17:28:24
Irish World Record
Noticed this article on the BBC website. Well done Ian Bailey.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53984324
Granitemug
2020-08-27 17:26:20
How to access spences mountain in the Mournes
There is a paucity of comments on climbing spences mountain and Blaeberry mountain in the Mournes - help!
ceadeile
2020-08-27 14:26:32
The Hill of Uisneach opened again on 20th Aug
The Hill of Uisneach reopened on 20th August for Public Tours.
All tours places must be booked online.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, for the safety of guests and staff, tour numbers are limited
see http://uisneach.ie/guided-tours/
aidand
2020-08-24 14:32:56
Irish Peaks
I have to agree with noucamp - this is a beautiful book and well worth getting. It's a coffee table book, rather than something you will stick in your backpack. There are lots of great photographs. Much of the book is taken up with details on each of the 100 highest mountains in Ireland. There are details including maps suggesting routes up each of them. But there is also lots more in the book to interest any hillwalker. The book can be ordered through the Mountaineering Ireland website.
noucamp
2020-08-19 22:59:23
Irish Peaks - published by Mountaineering Ire
My copy of "Irish Peaks" published by Mountaineering Ireland arrived today. It is a masterpiece, a beautiful book stuffed with useful information.
Well done and congratulations to all concerned
liz50
2020-08-10 13:32:01
"2 Happy Summiteers on Knocknadobar. " from liz50 Contract pics
Picture: 2 Happy Summiteers on Knocknadobar. (Contract pics)

3 lists completed by 2 Mountainviewers in 1 w
On a perfect August day in Kerry we undertook a momentous walk encompassing both Kells mountain summits and the 2 Knocknadobars. Millsd1 completed the VL list on Kells mountain and Geo completed both the 100 highest and VL’s on Knocknadobar. Congratulations to both on a magnificent achievement


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Onzy 4 hours ago.
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Mourne Seven Sevens 2021 - Clockwise
Peter Walker 4 hours ago.
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Culliagh SE Top: Short but Rewarding.
dino 2 days ago.
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Cark Mountain: Spoiled by Windmills
dino 2 days ago.
I followed Track 2065 by Peter Walker to keep me right as I followed the many windfarm tracks and didn't want to get lost. I found this a dreadfully dull approach as the track often dips belo...

  
Summit Comment
Spire of Lloyd: My most proximate MV location.
Geo a week ago.
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Ballinastoe, Djouce, Maulin
JohnA 4 weeks ago.
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Cromaglan Mountain: Bridge restored.
hivisibility a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Annatoran: Anna(Tora! Tora! Tora!)n
Geo a week ago.
A summit which probably won't feature in any poetry, but it has it's charms.You may struggle to name them after the trudge there and back from whichever direction you do it.

  
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Bolaght Mountain Loop (Includes Roads)
dino a month ago.
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Knockalongy South-West Top: There's energy around this summit
Geo a week ago.
Third summit of my round of track no 3323.Nothing to report as the top is a "pays ya money, and takes ya choice" type of peat hag festooned lump that needs a GPS to find.Great fun on the west...

  
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Knockalongy: Geo on Knockalonga 2021
Geo a week ago.
Continuing the route of track 3323 having already done the North East Top.This is another hill adorned like everywhere else on this part of the Ox mountains, with peat hags of all sizes and s...

  
Summit Comment
Knockalongy North-East Top: Not a footprint!
Geo a week ago.
Done as the first summit in a round of 4, using as a route Onzy's track 3323.From the base of the turbine T7 which is at the end of a track at G485 283 follow the fence east. When you reach a...


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