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IainT
2018-01-20 11:31:49
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead of any other woman entrant.
https://www.facebook.com/TheSpineRace/videos/1798910143530006/?q=montane%20spine%20race
David-Guenot
2018-01-19 13:18:39
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide...

http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlink

And an article written at the time of the discovery in August 2016:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/archaeologists-examine-bones-found-in-newly-discovered-mayo-cave
BleckCra
2018-01-18 14:19:15
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

"Werewolf? There wolf."
Lycanthropus lycanthropus. Inverted pawprint. Slieve Commedagh. The Snow.
None of which should be fecked with.
simon3
2018-01-17 23:14:12
Re Adding markers to descriptions
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map when the relevant mountain is being displayed. There is no such feature in the track descriptions. The system does not pick up grid references in the text of descriptions.

Referring to letters like A in a track description is not useful since it will depend on what mountain is being displayed.

So it is correct that you can't find a way to do this since this there isn't a way.

Of course, on the other hand, if many people thought we should highlight grid references in track descriptions then it might be worth doing.
donalhunt
2018-01-17 22:26:43
Adding markers to descriptions
In some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a summary of how to specify these when writing descriptions (my attempts are failing)?? Thanks!
Onzy
2018-01-17 18:27:31
MV Annual Gathering & Awards night
As many of you will know, once yearly MV present award certificates for completion of the various hill lists on the site. This years event will take place on 23rd February, (7.30 for 8pm) in the Lansdowne Hotel in Dublin 4, in conjunction with our Annual Gathering. Much more about the night anon.

In the interim, we are currently collating the list of those who are eligible for awards this year. I have emailed all those on my list, but people are people and people make mistakes. If you have not yet received an email from me, and think that you are eligible for an award this year, please either leave me a message through the site's system or contact me directly on davidowens1513@gmail.com.
simon3
2018-01-17 11:59:55
Hillwalking Talk GOING AHEAD tonight.
Currently the hillwalking talk as advertised here tonight Weds 17 Jan:

https://mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2018-01/

IS going ahead.

In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed then we will change this message.
David-Guenot
2018-01-17 09:44:19
"" from David-Guenot Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Skye video
My latest video, "A beautiful, windy evening on Marsco" is on here:

https://youtu.be/7ojYR2BF-RY
aidand
2018-01-15 15:23:29
Dingle to Cloghane
David-Guenot is correct. The route I referred to crosses the col to the north of Ballysitteragh. It's an old horse and cart road so there is no difficulty with the route finding. Last summer I walked from the car park at the top of the Connor Pass along the ridge to this col and then descended (west) down the old track as far as the tarred road and a pre-arranged pick-up. A very pleasant walk with a lot more downhill than up.
IainT
2018-01-15 13:10:52
Irish runners in the Spine Race
Two Irish runners are doing well in the Montane Spine Race, which started on sunday morning. It's 268 miles up the Pennine Way, unsupported, in January, so a real toughie. Eoin Keith from Cork is currently leading after about 120 miles, while Carol Morgan from Dublin is leading woman, about 10 miles further back (think she's about 7th overall). Both are the current title holders. The runners can be live tracked at http://live.thespinerace.com/
Update: They are now getting waist deep snowdrifts and 70kph winds. Eoin is 2nd, having turned back briefly to pick up a pair of snowshoes. Carol is joint 5th and still leading woman. They both feature in the daily video update released last night.
Update update (!) Eoin has just dropped out, saying "I didn't want to cause a safety problem". Conditions are truly atrocious.


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Forum: General
"Werewolf? There wolf."
BleckCra 4 days ago.
Lycanthropus lycanthropus. Inverted pawprint. Slieve Commedagh. The Snow.None of which should be fecked with.

  
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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara 6 days ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...

  
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Carrauntoohil: Many routes to the top...
donalhunt a week ago.
Posting purely to share the photo which was taken from Cruach Mhór on 21 June 2014.Another source with additional routes indicated (e.g. via The Bone and Cruach Mhór) is available from http://www....

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Farscallop
Aidy a week ago.
My last walk of the year in 2017, and I was lucky enough to get some snow cover, adding to the already dramatic views ... walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 273m, Area: Farscallop, Donegal NW (Ireland) Farscal

  
Forum: General
Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 4 days ago.
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Track markers
donalhunt 2 weeks ago.
Adding markers to descriptionsIn some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a...

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vincentez
vincentez a week ago.
I like cycling and hiking the hills and mountains of Kerry and Cork. Often accompanied by my fox terrier Apache.

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Season's Greetings from up The Chimney
BleckCra a week ago.
Lang may yer lum reek.

  
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Exploring the ravine east of The Paps of Danú.
donalhunt 2 weeks ago.
Looking north towards the Paps East Summit (covered in cloud) from near the start of the track.Access notes (Jan 2018): walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 129m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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Mount Leinster: Winter coat
Kennyj 2 weeks ago.
Mount Leinster sporting it’s winter coat today,bitterly cold up there this morning

  
Forum: General
Adding markers to descriptions
donalhunt 4 days ago.
In some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a summary of how to specify the...

  
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Slievecarran: One of my favourites in the Burren
Damian120 2 weeks ago.
Slieve Carran is an easy enough climb but still offers up some astounding scenery overlooking Eagle's Rock. At the summit, there's a huge megalithic cairn that has never been excavated. Take your ...


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