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Onzy
2019-02-18 08:52:04
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
ALL WELCOME !
Fergalh
2019-02-17 22:51:41
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Croaghmore Donegal
Seen this eyesore last Saturday 16th February. No words can describe how awful this.is ..Just one question how did the idiots get this to the summit of a 286 metre Hill ?
simon3
2019-02-01 22:34:03
MI hillwalking committee seeks members.
Applications sought for members of new Hillwalking Committee

The Board of Mountaineering Ireland has agreed terms of reference and an initial work plan for a new Hillwalking Committee and is now seeking applications for membership of the committee.

Background

At our AGM in 2018, a motion from the Irish Ramblers Club was passed to establish a Hillwalking Committee. A Working Group was subsequently set up to develop draft terms of reference and an initial work plan. The Working Group was chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin assisted by Trish Kane (both board members) and included seven members of Mountaineering Ireland and two members of staff. The members were selected following a call for expressions of interest.

At its recent meeting, the Board of Mountaineering Ireland agreed Terms of Reference and an initial Work Plan for the new Hillwalking Committee.

Call for expressions of interest

The new Hillwalking Committee, which will be chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin, will have a maximum of ten members drawn from across the island with a variety of backgrounds, skills and interests. It is envisaged that at least three members will be actively involved in affiliated clubs and one should be a training provider.

Mountaineering Ireland would now like to invite applications from enthusiastic members, who have relevant experience and interest, to join the Hillwalking Committee.

Expressions of interest, to include a brief overview of the applicants' interests and skills should be submitted to info@mountaineering.ie before the 28th February 2019. The final selection process may involve informal interviews.

Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland commented “This is an exciting development for Mountaineering Ireland and reflects the fact that hillwalking is the primary activity of the majority of our members. I would like to thank the members of the Working Group for the excellent preparatory work that they have completed. I look forward to working with the new Hillwalking Committee in the near future”.
Onzy
2019-01-31 08:54:17
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MV Gathering & Awards - 22nd Feb 2019
REMINDER - Lansdowne Hotel 7.30 for 8.00... ALL WELCOME!!
simon3
2019-01-26 09:30:17
Re not a separate top.
Mallowman -
Thanks for raising this issue. Indeed we think that some of the lower prominence summits don't sit well in some of the major lists.

There are "summits" such as Carrignabinnia which are very slight indeed.

We promote many lists such as the Hundred Highest and Arderins with min prominences requirements of 100 and 30 m respectively which eliminate such as Carrignabinnia.

However we also include the traditional Vandeleur-Lynam list whose prominence requirement was set at 15m (50 foot originally) and for the sake of continuity we include such places.

For the specific case of the Bones however I would point out that its prominence was assessed as 37m so it is included in most of our lists. It is a substantial challenge particularly in bad weather.
simon3
2019-01-26 09:16:22
The Bones Peak - not a separate top.
This comment was made by Mallowman in relation to The Bones Peak, a place of 956.5m height and 37.12m prominence on the ridge between Beenkeragh and Carrauntoohil. It's an important general point that could be applied to a lot of places so we have moved the comment here.

He said:

Shouldn't be classed as a separate top.

It really is rather ridiculous giving these places top or mountain status. It is a bump on the ridge and should be left at that. I think this 15 metre idea is just silly. 50 metres would be a little more reasonable
simon3
2019-01-19 08:33:22
James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019
Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin
24th Jan Thurles
25th Jan Newry

Details here: https://mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=2214

The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maintained by MountainViews have been done by some 10 people, including 3 last year. Mostly this is a life-time challenge, however James Forrest climbed all of them in 2 months.

Come and here his story in 3 venues as above.

There will be a short introduction from MountainViews about the Vandeleur-Lynams, including the history of the list and its current nature.
IainT
2019-01-18 11:10:53
The Spine Race
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in N England, run every January, often in vile conditions. Runners are unsupported but there are a few checkpoints where they can sleep or eat. They have 7 days to do it, or there is a shorter run, the Challenger, "only" 108 miles. Irish runners held both the men's and women's records at the start of this week. This year Dubliner Carol Morgan was first woman in the Challenger, 6th overall. She was on course to break the women's record until 60mph winds on the last leg (in the dark) slowed her down (it sounded completely epic actually). Eoin Keith from Cork was the first man home in the main race but only came 2nd overall due to the amazing Jasmin Paris, an Edinburgh vet who knocked more than 12 hours off the MEN'S record (held by Eoin) and finished a small universe ahead of everyone else. In the last year she has broken records on nearly every major ultra run in the UK (while having a baby at the same time!). An absolutely incredible achievement. Carol Morgan told one checkpoint "I'm quite ordinary really, but today you'll meet Jasmin, and she's extraordinary" (at that point Carol was half a day ahead of the nearest other woman so she isn't that "ordinary" either). Well done to Jasmin, Carol, Eoin and all the others who ran it. Just finishing is impressive.
Onzy
2019-01-15 16:38:27
MountainViews Awards
The Irish Mountain Gathering will take place in the Lansdowne Hotel, Dublin 4 on Friday, February 22nd (7.30 for 8pm). As part of the gathering we will hold our yearly award ceremony for those who have completed lists or made significant contributions to the community. We have written to all those who, according to our records, are due to get awards. However, we are human, and errors do get made. So, if there is anyone out there, who does not get an email from us and who thinks they have completed one of our lists, please leave me a message on the site and we will sort you out.
Onzy
2019-01-14 14:32:06
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MV Gathering & Awards - 22nd Feb. from 7.30pm
All Welcome .... Save the Date!!


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Coastal Walk west of Mannin Bay
Onzy 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Carrigshouk: Accessible but not necessarily easy.
IainT a week ago.
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Tievnabinnia: One of Ireland's highest waterfalls ?
David-Guenot a week ago.
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Knockfin: Another Coastal Hill
magnumpig a week ago.
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Summit Comment
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IainT a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Hangmans Hill: A northern approach
magnumpig 2 weeks ago.
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Track
Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 4 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Sugarloaf Mountain: A superb route that deserves to be better known
IainT 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Comment
Sugarloaf Mtn West Top: Some confusion going on here?
IainT 2 weeks ago.
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Summit Comment
Nareera: Over Under Sideways Down
IainT 2 weeks ago.
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Forum: Suggestions
"don't know" option for view rating?
IainT a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Nareera North Top: Just for the keen baggers really.
IainT 2 weeks ago.
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