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madfrankie
2021-01-14 13:13:31
"" from madfrankie Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

View across the Irish Sea
From @Sam_Greenwood_ on Twitter: Yesterday’s view from Howth in Dublin to a snow capped Snowdon in North Wales is just incredible. It’s 140 kilometres away.
Photo by Niall O’Carrol
Onzy
2021-01-13 12:05:45
2020 List Completions
I am currently working towards working out our list completions for 2020. Here is what I have so far:

Vandeleur-Lynam: Eamonoc,Geo,Ilenia,Millsd1,Mountainmike

Arderin: Ilenia

Arderin + Arderin Beg: Ilenia

County Highpoints: Aidy,Brendanbarrett,Dergish,Helenha,Jasonmc,Karoloconnor,Kitchen,Marty_47,MichaelG55,RockyCaver,SenanFoley,Sfoley

Highest 100: Eamonoc,Fergalh,Geo,Ilenia,No1Grumbler

Local 100: Eugeneryan959,Briankelly,Abcd,MichaelG55,Daingean,Mountainmike

As yet we are unsure how we are going to commemorate those who completed lists in 2020, given the pandemic - but something will occur to us!

If you have completed a list in 2020 and your name is not here, drop me a line on the site, or at davidowens1513@gmail.com.
David-Guenot
2021-01-05 10:36:55
"Les Roches de Borée (1315m) in the Massif du Mézenc, one of the little gems included in this brand new summit list" from David-Guenot Contract pics
Picture: Les Roches de Borée (1315m) in the Massif du Mézenc, one of the little gems included in this brand new summit list (Contract pics)

Another summit list for Massif Central
Just finished working on my second list for the Massif Central (France). This one includes all summits between 1000 and 1499m with a prominence of 100m or more. Note that at the time I'm writing this I haven't climbed any of them yet, so the list is still prone to evolve. Here is the link: https://lonepeakbagger.com/en/index.php/2021/01/04/liste-des-sommets-du-massif-central-1000-a-1499m/
timredfern
2020-12-02 20:55:21
"" from timredfern Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Spotted on Letter hill
It's a juvenile snowy owl! Spotted Wednesday lunchtime, November 25th right on top of the hill.
David-Guenot
2020-11-25 13:53:18
"Somewhere in the beautiful Monts du Cantal..." from David-Guenot Contract pics
Picture: Somewhere in the beautiful Monts du Cantal... (Contract pics)

A new, exhaustive list for Massif Central
For those who might be interested, here is a list I posted on my blog: https://lonepeakbagger.com/en/index.php/2020/08/18/liste-des-sommets-de-plus-de-1500m-du-massif-central/
It includes all +1500m summits of Massif Central (France) with a prominence of 20m or more. I have started working on this list during the first lockdown and can now share its final version after having completed it between June and October this year. A few summits were added or deleted along the process, with a final count of 130 summits. It took me a total of 6 trips, i.e. 24 (not all full) days, covering a total of 448.8kms with 20539m height gain. This proved to be a very enjoyable journey as I had never been hiking in this vast area before. There are quite a few distinct massifs, with a fantastic variety of landscapes and a real feeling of remoteness and space in places. The volcanic origins of Massif Central can mostly be admired in the three main sub-areas of the list (Massif du Sancy, Monts du Cantal and Massif du Mézenc) as well as in the lower Chaîne des Puys near Clermont-Ferrand. Despite not requiring huge amounts of climbing, some of these tops proved to be fairly challenging, with a couple even requiring some short yet exposed scrambling. I'm currently working on another list (1000-1499m with 100m prominence) for the same massif, as well as other lists for Vosges and Jura (Pyrenees and Alps may come much later, but will obviously require a huge amount of work).
patton4
2020-11-10 23:55:49
"Druid Order of Seahan" from patton4 Contract pics
Picture: Druid Order of Seahan (Contract pics)

Seahan shelter
HI, Can an yone please throw light on the following ?The small shelter on the summit cone of Seahan has been filled in. The shelter has existed since my first visit circa 1980 and probably for 100 years. It was exposed to the west but was a sometimes welcome windbreak and good lunch spot on this exposed summit. In June 2019 someone raised the stone surround marginally and tastefully left some enigmatic message on three flat stones "Druid Order of Seahan 5000: I fought the law and the law won: Please keep tidy, thank you". See photo. Sometime later I found the shelter completely filled in. Later still it was excavated and restored. Recently I found it filled in again by some scoundrel who does not appear to appreciate it long standing history and function.
Pepe
2020-11-08 10:41:56
A New Hill for North Dublin?
Or am I talking a load of rubbish - again!
If anyone local had asked me where I spent yesterday morning I would have replied, "The dump" - because that's what lots of people hereabouts still refer to Baleally Landfill as; the dump, even though the tiphead closed some years ago and now it's been transformed into Rogerstown Park.
The high point of the new park is at least 80 metres, so a friendly Fingal Council worker assured me (and it's virtually all prominence as the surrounding terrain on all sides is of the low-lying estuarine variety). One of the two looped walks currently open goes right to the top.
The summit area is a large flat plateau surrounded by a fence, rendering the plateau itself currently inaccessible. By standing on the armrest of a pathside bench I reckoned my feet were level with the highest point of the plateau so am hereby claiming a historic first ascent, which is of course predicated on whether or not MV recognises artificial hills. In my view Rogerstown Park fits the bill as a new top for north county Dublin. The new hill dominates the local landscape and certainly looks the part when you see it from ground level.
The views from above are fabulous: Lambay, Rush, Lusk, the Dublin Mountains, the plains of Meath, the nearby Blackhills - but the highlight has to be a magnificent vista of Rogerstown inner estuary, world-renowned in the bird-watching world so bring your binoculars.
Even if it's not a legitimate top to be ticked off do treat yourself to a visit. It's well worth it Currently it's only open on Saturdays but check opening times before setting out. The place will be even more of a star attraction when the lower looped walk is open, though I imagine that will be next year. At the moment you have a choice of ascent: the path on the RHS of the carpark is a long gentle incline, the path on the LHS is shorter but steeper. And when you're up top it's just like being on a real mountain..
Camillus57
2020-10-09 13:58:32
Parking Spot - Glenasmole
I was walking in the Glenasmole area last week when I came across a landowner who is providing a supervised
car parking area on his land for €5 per vehicle per day. His name is Ronan and he can be contacted at
0868828415. The car park is located across the road at the South West end of the reservoir just past Castlekelly
New Bridge. It's a great facility to have as it assists with access to the Castlekelly area, purchased in the recent
past by the state, and from there to Kippure, Seefin etc
pdtempan
2020-09-27 08:59:11
Mullaghcarn walk cancelled - apologies
Today's guided walk to Mullaghcarn as part of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020 has had to be cancelled because I am sick with a tummy bug and unfit to drive or walk. As it was intended as a place-names themed walk, focussing on wildlife and the landscape, it is not something that can easily be delegated to another walk leader. Sincere apologies to anybody who has already set off. I contacted the organisers early this morning, and they have rung around to the people who registered for the event. If you turn up on spec, there will be somebody there to meet you at Gortin Glen Forest Park at 11am. We plan to reschedule the walk for a later date. It looks like a great day for a walk and good views, and I'm annoyed to be missing it myself. Very sorry once again. Paul
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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Disgwilfa: Reservoir in sight
Fergalh a day ago.
On the descent from Disgwilfa extensive views start to open out of the Teifi lakes

  
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Disgwilfa: Great view of the lakes
Fergalh a day ago.
From Dibyn Du a steep descent and a river crossing followed by a steep ascent follows to get to the summit. This summit is the best of the 8 peak circuit as you can see a great view of the Teifi l...

  
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Dibyn Du: Peaty and tussocky ground
Fergalh a day ago.
This photo is taken from the col after the descent from Esgair Wen. This is best attempted after dry weather like all of the hills in this area

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Dibyn Du: Short trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
From Esgair Wen a walk over peaty tussocky grass and a short descent and long ascent leads to this unmarked summit with great views. Best attempted after dry weather like all of the hills in this ...

  
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Esgair Wen: No problem with Noisey or Nosey neighbours !
Fergalh a day ago.
From Esgair Wen you can see Wales's most isolated farmhouse where the dirt track i crossed on my way from Esgair Hengae winds it's way too

  
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Esgair Wen: Long trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
From Esgair Hengae I headed south west to the dirt track and crossed the river by the small bridge. Than there was a trek up south east to the unmarked summit

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Carreg Naw Llyn [Esgair Garregnawllyn]: Long trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
From Carreg Naw Lynn a long trek south east along the ridge leads to this unmarked summit with great views of the Claerwen reservoir

  
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Carreg Naw Llyn [Esgair Garregnawllyn]: Short trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
From Llandau Fawr a drop down heading south east towards two lakes leads you the base of this small peak just south east again of the southern of the two lakes. A short swift climb leads you to su...

  
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Trawsallt: South Summit on plateau
Fergalh a day ago.
Like it's near neighbour Llanddu Fawr to the East Trawsallt has two summits of which the North one is the significant one as it is on Mountainviews

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Llan Ddu Fawr [Waun Claerddu]: Short trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
From Trawsallt head east and drop off summit before ascending onto the plateau to the east. I visited both summits of which the North is the important one marked by a small cairn and extensive vie...

  
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Llan Ddu Fawr [Waun Claerddu]: The South Top summit
Fergalh a day ago.
Running Parallel to Trawsallt is the Llandau Fawr plateau and like Trawsallt there is a cairn at the south top as well (although with a trig pillar). Also like Trawsallt the significant part of th...

  
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Trawsallt: Long trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
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