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jackill
2019-08-23 09:17:41
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Picture: M. O'Sullivan on the summit. (Contract pics)

Mountanviews group on the Big Gun summit
Really it doesn't look too bad from this angle,
jackill
2019-08-22 16:52:14
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Picture: It's a long way down. (Contract pics)

Confusing at first
Here's on of the MountainViews group enjoying a pitstop on Cruach Mhor.
Taken in panorama mode it gives an almost 360 degree view from the point I was standing on.
jackill
2019-08-22 16:46:16
"Not an easy run on a good day." from jackill Contract pics
Picture: Not an easy run on a good day. (Contract pics)

On the Gun
A certain Simon making his way up The Big Gun on the recent MountainViews meetup held on the 'Reeks.
Wet and windy for a lot of the day but 12 hardy souls managed 6 of Irelands highest.
many thanks to Liz for putting it together.
liz50
2019-08-12 13:30:28
MEETUP WALK SUMMER 2019
Last chance to come along on this weekends iconic walk in the Eastern McGillycuddy Reeks, Saturday 17th August. If you are interested in joining us please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com for details on the walk route and meeting time.
EDhikenbikegirl
2019-07-26 15:45:57
Hike'n bike Kerry's summits
Hi, Anyone could tell me if it is allowed (or tolerated) to climb the mountain tops of Kerry with a bike (eg Tomies and Purple Mountain.) I am aware that some peaks may be difficult to access by bike, but what interests me is if there are any restrictions on cycling.
liz50
2019-07-22 14:57:21
The Mountains are calling
Mountainviews members and friends walk on Saturday 17th August in the Eastern McGillicuddy Reeks. An iconic Irish ridge walk, even THE iconic Irish ridge walk!. Not to be missed! The walk will be followed by a 'social' gathering involving food and drink in Killarney later on that evening. For more information please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com.
simon3
2019-07-19 08:21:46
MI Access News.
Access updates July 2019

Gleninagh, Twelve Bens
The Bodkin family who own Gleninagh in the Twelve Bens have asked that climbers and hillwalkers not park along the access road to their farm, which is often used by people going into Carrot Ridge and up to Maumina and Benbaun.
In recent times the Bodkins have had problems with access along the roadway to their farm being obstructed by parked vehicles, hence this request for people not to park anywhere along the access road. It is also no longer possible to park outside the unoccupied house on the way into the Bodkins’ farm, due to changes made around that house.
Hillwalkers and climbers are still welcome in Gleninagh, but they are asked to respect the Bodkins’ request by getting dropped off, or car-pooling and finding a suitable location to park along the Inagh Valley road. As parking space along that road is very limited Mountaineering Ireland is working with the local Rural Recreation Officer to see if a parking solution can be found.

Cuilcagh Mountain
In response to continued erosion from high visitor numbers in the area at the top of the Cuilcagh Boardwalk, and between there and the summit plateau, plans are being put in place to manage visitor activity in a way that minimises further damage.
Visitors to the boardwalk are kindly asked to keep to the designated path and to remain within the confines of the viewing platform at the top of the boardwalk.
Mountaineering Ireland is asking hillwalkers who want to visit the summit of Cuilcagh to take other routes on the mountain and to avoiding using the Cuilcagh Boardwalk, to prevent further environmental damage between the viewing platform and the stile, and so as not to encourage others onto the fragile summit plateau.
The current platform was created as a short-term measure and a redesign of this end point/destination area is currently being investigated. Line definition and conservation work is also planned for the summit plateau, however this won’t be implemented until next year.
Mountaineering Ireland, is planning an environmental awareness day at Cuilcagh Mountain, to take place on Saturday 12th October in conjunction with in conjunction with the CANN project*. This event is aimed primarily at Club Environmental Officers, but open to other members interested in understanding Cuilcagh’s complex story. This study visit will provide an insight into the sequence of events that has led to the current situation, as well as an opportunity to learn about the special features of Cuilcagh’s natural environment. Places are limited; if interested, please email helen@mountaineering.ie.
*The CANN Project is a cross-border environmental project which is working to preserve priority habitats and species at a number of sites across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, including at Cuilcagh Mountain. CANN is supported By the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme.
simon3
2019-07-17 19:04:15
Tough Soles complete a WayWalkers Challenge.
Tough Soles a couple of determined walkers who chose to walk all the waymarked ways in Ireland will be finally finishing on Sunday the 28th of July when they reach the end of the Wicklow Way in Dublin.

Visitors to MV will remember that we featured Tough Soles in our Annual and also had them to speak at our Gathering in Feb.

What: Tough Soles Finish Line BYO Picnic
Where: the Wicklow Way start point in Marlay Park, right next to the car park
https://maps.app.goo.gl/eJAbmC8mmZaw25bM8
When: Sunday, July 28, 16:00 (more or less)
simon3
2019-07-15 18:59:39
Our thanks for donations!
We announced the donation system in our monthly newsletter earlier this July. I am glad to tell you that so far over Euro 600 has come in. The donations help us run this website and provide services such as insured walks and other initiatives.

Today we received a message with one donation from a visitor evidently from abroad:

Message:
liz50
2019-07-15 17:53:31
"The Reeks" from liz50 Contract pics
Picture: The Reeks (Contract pics)

MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET SUMMER 2019
Next Mountainviews Members and friends walk will be on Saturday 17th August. Based in Killarney we will be tackling the iconic Eastern McGillycuddy Reeks ridge walk so a head for heights and a good level of mountain fitness will be required. The walk is around 12kms with 1,000m ascent and a bit of scrambling!
If you would like to join us and require further information please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com


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Character building tale of Croaghconnellagh in the rain.
simon3 2 months ago.
Don't even think of crossing the Lowerymore.There are various routes published on MV for reaching Croaghconnelagh... walk, Len: 5.5km, Climb: 303m, Area: Croaghconnellagh, Bluestack Mountains (Ir|...

  
Summit Summary
Croaghconnellagh: Rough summit with steep sides and subject to rising water haza
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 months ago.
Croaghconnellagh has rough wild summit area with numerous false tops and as of 2019 several cairns. Croaghconnellagh isn't the easiest summit to reach even though the N15 runs close to it. The dir...

  
Summit Summary
Aghla Mountain: A fine outlier of the Bluestacks.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 months ago.
Aghla mountain only just misses Vandeleur-Lynam status by 7 metres and has fine qualities such as a cliffy side facing Lough Finn and a characterful summit area.. Aghla could also be included in a...

Track
The Bluestacks Aghlas on a wet day.
simon3 2 months ago.
The Bluestacks Aghlas can be reached as others have shown from a road leaving the R250 at the SW end of Lough Fin... walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 495m, Area: Aghla Mountain, Bluestack Mountains (Irel|...

  
Summit Comment
Garinish Island: Magic
TommyV 2 months ago.
Garinish island is not so much a challenge in terms of a hike but a visit here to learn how a baron piece of rock in Bantry Bay was transformed into a garden paradise. A stroll around the small is...

  
Summit Comment
Mount Leinster: Private land blocks access from west
dmisstear 2 months ago.
We decided to take the route up from Rathanna Bridge at the weekend. Unfortunately, at the end of the forest track is farmland with a “Private, No Entry” sign. With no other obvious route around t...


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