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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
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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 VLís on Knocknadobar. Congratulations to both on a magnificent achievement
Bunsen7
2020-07-29 12:23:49
Vandals in Gleniff
Apologies in advance for the rant but I had the misfortune to come across three seemingly abandoned teenage boys at the head of Gleniff Valley on Monday that were busy literally dismantling one of the old buildings stone by stone and throwing fragments of our fragile built history into the field beyond. Thankfully it was not the iconic schoolhouse, but rather a smaller structure very close to that point.

Upon reading these lads the riot act (in the name of anyone with any appreciation for anything) I was surprisingly informed that their parents were off "climbing the mountain" and that they'd been left to their own devices. The devil clearly finds work for idle hands.

If anyone of these parents uses MountainViews I'd appreciate it if you can explain to your children the values of "leave no trace"!

I was also told the parents were not the brave souls that I could see pluckily clutching turf on the 45+ degree ascent to Diarmuid and Grainne's cave in the east face of Annacoona/Slievemore. If anyone has any tales of doing likewise I'm sure it would be very interesting but I certainly concluded that the gradient on the final approach would mean that the cave is beyond the reach of the humble hillwalker, certainly ones that want to descend unharmed!


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Summit Comment
Croaghan: Wild flattish top.
Harry Goodman a day ago.
Climbed Croaghan, with a friend, on 26 Jan 2010. We started at Altarichard Car Park D123293 and turned left along the road until we reached a waymarker with red and blue arrows pointing the way to...

  
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Croaghan: Ascent from Altarichard car-park
pdtempan 2 days ago.
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Near Glencappul Top, Mangerton (Ireland)
kitog 2 weeks ago.
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Slieve Binnian East Top: Super Nat Mountain
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
Cursing the lack of Brown Dots on the OSNI Mournes Map and my own failure to mark the exact location of Slieve Binnian's 4 VLs I was lucky to make the approach in clear weather from Carrick Little...

  
Forum: General
Mullaghcarn walk - correction to start time
pdtempan a week ago.
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,...

  
Track
Day 1 of 2:
peter1 3 weeks ago.
This is my track from day 1 of a 2 day trip. Please see track 4381 for day 2.I camped overnight beside Lough Coom... walk, Len: 10.5km, Climb: 756m, Area: Cnoc na gC?inte (mullach thiar), Dunkerr|...

Summit Summary
Tievedockaragh: A short, steepish climb.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Most straightforward approach is from the forest entrance at J216 237 where there is room to park for a couple of cars. About 30 metres along the forest track there is a stile on the left over Bat...

  
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Geo
Geo a month ago.
August 2020, I am a walker with the Navan Trekkers club.I completed the original 100 highest summits list in 2015, and on Monday 10th August 2020 I finished my last of the present HH on Knocknadob...

  
Track
Great for kids to introduce hill walking.
muddyboots a week ago.
Went up with 4 of my kids on a cold day. Youngest was 6 years. No issues. Bring hot chocolate and goodies. walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 384m, Area: Torc Mountain, Mangerton (Ireland) Torc Mo...

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Exporting GPX files to Basecamp
simon3 a month ago.
We received a report that a downloaded GPX file from MV would not work in Garmin Basecamp. We tried this and it was indeed failing. We noted that other developers of software that exports GPX were...

  
Forum: General
Hillwalking Programme on BBC Alba
Pepe a week ago.
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 i...

  
Summit Comment
Broaghnabinnia: Access in Black Valley to Broaghnabinnea and Stumpa Dulaigh
Val Jones 4 days ago.
A shame. We climbed Stumpa Dulaigh from there last year and met the farmer on our way back, just at Lough Reagh. He seemed nice enough - maybe something happened this year?


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