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simon3
2021-12-05 11:08:50
"Picture of the Irish Times" from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Picture of the Irish Times (Contract pics)

Comte de Buffon in Irish Times
Last month we published an article on a curious way of estimating the length of a walk on maps with a 1km square. The prolific "maths populiser" and MV member Paco published something based on this in his blog https://thatsmaths.com/ and in the Irish Times. Thanks Paco for kind words about our newsletter.

And all thanks to the original blog we saw this on from Ben Craven: https://bencraven.org.uk/2020/08/05/why-hillwalkers-should-love-the-comte-de-buffon/

Irish Times online version:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/buffon-s-noodle-and-calculating-the-length-of-a-hillwalk-1.4735613
simon3
2021-10-27 15:03:42
Reviewer(s) wanted: Books on the Munros.
MountainViews are being asked if we are interested in reviewing these books:

1 The Munros A History by Andrew Dempster published by Luath Press
ISBN:978-1-910022-58-0

2 The Munros Rab Anderson and Tom Prentice
Most recent (fourth edition) published 2021 Scottish Mountaineering Club
ISBN:978-1-907233-38-8.

Should you be interested and feel yourself qualified, please put your name forward to

admin@mountainviews.ie

We would consider someone reviewing both or two people reviewing one each.
simon3
2021-10-15 08:35:37
Reviewer wanted. Book about JB Malone
MV is looking for a reviewer for a new book about JB Malone, written by Michael Fewer.

please contact admin@mountainviews.ie if interested.
Jim Holmes
2021-07-05 12:28:37
"The "not so common" Common Lizard" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: The "not so common" Common Lizard (Contract pics)

The "not so common" Common Lizard
The "not so common" Common Lizard!!
Spotted this Happy Chappy on the Wicklow Way, just after the bridge over the Dargle in-between Maulin and Djouce. "The common or viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is Ireland’s only native species of reptile. This fascinating reptile gives birth to live young, a rarity in the reptile world, where most species lay eggs in order to reproduce. The lizard resides in areas such as bogs, coastal sites, grasslands and uplands is about 13cm long and hunts invertebrates like insects, spiders and snails".
Courtesy Irish Wildlife Trust
jop68
2021-06-17 06:48:14
re caher
hi Simon yep in the reeks
simon3
2021-06-16 17:30:17
Re Caher
Is this Caher in the Reeks?
jop68
2021-06-16 13:44:54
"" from jop68 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

caher mountain
hi what is this structure on top of caher ? too small for a person ,just a cairn ?
Pepe
2021-04-02 13:38:00
"The new hill at Rogerstown estuary, Lusk" from Pepe Contract pics
Picture: The new hill at Rogerstown estuary, Lusk (Contract pics)

New North Dublin Hill
The new hill known as Rogerstown Park (formerly Baleally tiphead) Lusk, with passing train for scale.
melohara
2021-03-22 22:00:16
Well done to all concerned with the ad
Well done to all concerned with the addition of pronunciations to the MountainViews website
Bunsen7
2021-02-12 23:43:59
Mizen Head
Ah yes - thank you for considering this - and of course if I had watched the end of the show, instead of turning it off perplexed, they would have told me :)

Well that's moved towards the top of my list of places to visit.


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Tory Island: Tory is a must see island
seamusdoohan 13 hours ago.
Fantastic place for a hike ...get off the Ferry and head East to Balors Fort... dramatic sea cliffs and sea stacks... also good if you can doeak a Cúpla focal ....also brilliant for those int...

  
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Carricklea: Long trek but worth it for the views
Fergalh 2 days ago.
The starting point 765694 was full (there is parking for 5 cars) so went down to Silver strand and parked at the large car park and walked back to starting point and proceeded up track to the...

  
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Slieve Donard: Mournes Daytrip: Part Vb (19/09/22)
dino 2 days ago.
(continued)...A short rest at the bottom and off it was up the constant slog that is Donard to reach the summit cairn beside the Wall tower that is visible from the bottom. It was a delight t...

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Spain, Sierra Nevada: Observatory Ridge
Onzy a day ago.
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Spain, Sierra Nevada: Tozal del Cartujo
Onzy a day ago.
Route to an isolated 3,000m peak; Tozal del Cartujo... walk, Len: 14.5km, Climb: 600m, Area: Unid, Unid () ||

  
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Slieve Donard: Mournes Daytrip: Part Va(19/09/22)
dino 2 days ago.
Leaving Slievenaglogh it was a steep drop down to Hare’s Gap. The ground here is heavily eroded in sections but stones have been laid to stop further degradation and to make the track easier ...

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Slievenaglogh: Mournes Daytrip: Part IV (19/09/22)
dino 2 days ago.
Following the Wall once again from Slievenaglogh East Top there was a nice climb up to the top of Slievenaglogh itself. Once again the summit is marked with a large cairn but the top itself i...

  
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Slievenaglogh East Top: Mournes Daytrip: Part III (19/09/22)
dino 2 days ago.
Following the Wall on my way from Slieve Corragh to Hare’s Gap you pass right over Slievenaglogh East Top. To my eye the Wall either passes right over the highest point or you could argue for...

  
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Spain, Sierra Nevada: Return to Alcazaba
Onzy a day ago.
Our second visit to Alcazaba, a 3,369m peak in Sierra Nevada. On our first visit, in 2018, we had tracked directly to Al walk, Len: 16.8km, Climb: 1091m, Area: Unid, Unid () ||

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Slieve Corragh: Mournes Daytrip: Part II (19/09/22)
dino 2 days ago.
Leaving Commedagh I had my first encounter with the infamous Mourne Wall. Despite reading all about it and having seen loads of photos I was truly amazed by the size, scale and workmanship in...

  
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Slieve Commedagh: Mournes Daytrip: Part 1 (19/09/22)
dino 2 days ago.
Starting from the car park in Newcastle I came up along the Glen River along the tourist route to Donard. The forest track was well worn and easy to follow but care was needed with the many e...

  
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Maulin: A reasonably easy objective which can be a good start to many a circuit.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Maulin has earned the high rate of visits it has through various attractions. It's very accessible from the Crone Wood carpark, itself relatively near Dublin. It can be a component of many ci...


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