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moggy40
2020-04-01 09:13:09
Covid 19 & 2KM Radius
Given that we are all restricted to a 2KM radius for exercise activity, where in Ireland would be the best place to be located, your starting point for your walk must be within your radius, and be able to bag as many tops as possible
Colin Murphy
2020-03-18 14:31:40
Covid19 and Hillwalking
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805
paulaw001
2020-02-19 15:39:15
BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE
Does anybody have the new 31 km trail for the Blackstairs Challenge

Thx
Paula
simon3
2020-02-17 10:36:31
Considering changing email address?
Recently Eir, the Irish telco, have announced that their previously "free" email service with "eircom.net" domain name will now have a monthly charge. Many are surprised or annoyed at this some even outraged. Email should be "free", right? Many immediately want to change their email address to something different that is apparently "free". However providing email isn't free particularly with the need to filter email against spam or phishing attacks and with the increasing volume of traffic.

You need ask yourself, who is paying for your email and who is the customer? "Free" services read your email and note who you are communicating with. This information is valuable and is often sold for marketing and political purposes. It is as if all your paper mail was intercepted through a service that photocopied the content and sold the information to the highest bidders.

MountainViews isn't a privacy pressure group and so we don't have reams of evidence to hand about this, but here is just one link that I came across last week: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkekmb/free-email-apps-spying-on-you-edison-slice-cleanfox

If you use a "free" service you and society will pay for it. Your private information will become your email suppliers product to be used at best for intrusive marketing targetting but at worst, far worse, think Stasi. If you remain with a supplier such as Eircom.net then this is subject to European GDPR and you remain the customer.

There are other options such as outlined here blacknight.blog/thoughts-on-eir-charging-for-free-email-and-the-importance-of-owning-your-online-identity.html?mc_cid=ffbcac062e&mc_eid=065bb85b97'Blacknight who have an article here.

For a free option that reputedly doesn't sell your information you could try gmx.com. We understand this is based in Germany and so you are protected by GDPR.

MountainViews will accept whatever email address you choose to set which you can do using the Settings option at top right.
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mcrtchly
2020-02-15 23:30:20
"Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal (Contract pics)

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Tried to put this into comments but always fails to upload. Works OK in Motley Views. Any ideas why? I'm uploading via 3 Ireland mobile network
liz50
2020-02-04 17:39:40
ITíS NOT TOO LATE!
Latest MountainViews walk is on Saturday 8th February (postponed from January due to adverse weather). A traverse of the main Knockmealdowns ridge. Followed by dinner and refreshments in Clonmel. For details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
liz50
2020-01-30 17:20:39
Knockmealdowns walk
Mountainviews members (and friends) meetup walk will now take place on Saturday 8th February along the Knockmealdowns ridge.
If you are interested and would like further details please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
chelman7
2020-01-25 20:39:53
Topo UK and Ireland v8
My Garmin handheld GPS uses the Topo UK and Ireland v6. I see that v8 is now available on the garmin website.
Does anyone know if there is much difference between the versions?
Onzy
2020-01-23 10:30:19
"" from Onzy Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Irish Mountain Gathering 2020
Outline programme attached....Friday, 21st February 2020, 7.30 for 8pm. Don't miss it!
liz50
2020-01-23 10:16:36
ELECT to go on a hike!
The MountainViews meetup walk has been rescheduled for SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY. The walk in the Knockmealdowns will start at the Vee and follow the main Knockmealdown ridge returning via the Liam Lynch memorial. Approx 21kms in length with 1100m of ascent. For further information contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com. This walk is open to all Mountainviewers and friends


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Summit Summary
Tooreen: Easy at first, hellish final climb.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Park at R92356 57035, room for 3 cars. This is a forest and wind farm access track although it could be mistaken for a farm road as there are no trees visible at first. There is a pedestrian ...

  
Summit Summary
Foildarg: Summit with some views in overused area near track.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
From Cappaghwhite village turn north at R88828 47850, passing the school on our right, then turn NNW at R89083 48286 and follow the road towards Cappawhite Wind Farm. The final 1km of this is...

  
Summit Comment
Tooreen: Rough and tumble
Colin Murphy a day ago.
As mentioned in the short summary the first 2km SSW along the track is a pleasant stroll. Then it took me roughly the same time to traverse the final 300m to the summit. The last section from...

Summit Comment
Gortnageragh: Laying down a marker
Colin Murphy a day ago.
This is a nice little hill with good tracks most of the way to the summit, which is marked with a trig pillar. I always think it's nice to reach the top and find it marked in some way, either...

  
Summit Summary
Gortnageragh: Running up that hill
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Park your car at the forest entrance R87571 52878, room for 5 cars. Walk west along a forest track which narrows and enters more dense forest as it turns sharply south at approx. R85453 52650...

  
Track
Lake District: Hartsop Round
Onzy a week ago.
Round above Hartsop, taking in 4 Wainwrights: Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd.Ver... walk, Len: 12.6km, Climb: 796m, Area: Middle Dodd, Lake District - Eastern Fel|...

Summit Comment
Knockastanna: Winter's coat.
Colin Murphy a day ago.
This otherwise pretty dull hill was presented in a better light by an early frost, clear blue skies and a rising sun. Otherwise it's a fairly unremarkable affair, although a very easy bag, if...

  
Summit Summary
Knockastanna: Barrels of fun
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Park at the forest entrance R85087 56394 room for 4-5 cars.There is more parking on the left approximately 200 meters to the north.Hop a locked gate and walk directly uphill on the forest tra...

  
Summit Summary
Lyracappul: Scenic lofty peak at western end of Galtee range
Collaborative entry Last edit by: markmjcampion 2 days ago.
Lyracappul is a grassy steep-sided mt at the W end of the well-defined Galteesí ridge. The regular routes present no danger although itís a steep pull-up from the W. Navigational help is prov...

Summit Comment
Lyracappul: From the west
jackill 3 days ago.
Pat crossing a snow drift on the top of Lyracappul in March 2004- started at woods carpark R819 185 on to Temple Hill (where we met the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club- hello to all) then Lyraca...

  
Track
Lake District: Raven Crag
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.4km, Climb: 327m, Area: Raven Crag, Lake District - Central & West...

  
Summit Comment
Monabrack: A real sting in the tail.
Harry Goodman 3 days ago.
Climbed Monabrack on 10 10 10 as the fifth and final top of a circuit that also included Temple Hill, Knockaterrif Beg, Lyracappul and Carrignabinnia (For previous part of the route see my co...


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