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paulaw001
2020-02-19 15:39:15
BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE
Does anybody have the new 31 km trail for the Blackstairs Challenge

Thx
Paula
simon3
2020-02-17 10:36:31
Considering changing email address?
Recently Eir, the Irish telco, have announced that their previously "free" email service with "eircom.net" domain name will now have a monthly charge. Many are surprised or annoyed at this some even outraged. Email should be "free", right? Many immediately want to change their email address to something different that is apparently "free". However providing email isn't free particularly with the need to filter email against spam or phishing attacks and with the increasing volume of traffic.

You need ask yourself, who is paying for your email and who is the customer? "Free" services read your email and note who you are communicating with. This information is valuable and is often sold for marketing and political purposes. It is as if all your paper mail was intercepted through a service that photocopied the content and sold the information to the highest bidders.

MountainViews isn't a privacy pressure group and so we don't have reams of evidence to hand about this, but here is just one link that I came across last week: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkekmb/free-email-apps-spying-on-you-edison-slice-cleanfox

If you use a "free" service you and society will pay for it. Your private information will become your email suppliers product to be used at best for intrusive marketing targetting but at worst, far worse, think Stasi. If you remain with a supplier such as Eircom.net then this is subject to European GDPR and you remain the customer.

MountainViews will accept whatever email address you choose to set which you can do using the Settings option at top right.
mcrtchly
2020-02-15 23:30:20
"Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal (Contract pics)

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Tried to put this into comments but always fails to upload. Works OK in Motley Views. Any ideas why? I'm uploading via 3 Ireland mobile network
liz50
2020-02-04 17:39:40
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Latest MountainViews walk is on Saturday 8th February (postponed from January due to adverse weather). A traverse of the main Knockmealdowns ridge. Followed by dinner and refreshments in Clonmel. For details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
liz50
2020-01-30 17:20:39
Knockmealdowns walk
Mountainviews members (and friends) meetup walk will now take place on Saturday 8th February along the Knockmealdowns ridge.
If you are interested and would like further details please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
chelman7
2020-01-25 20:39:53
Topo UK and Ireland v8
My Garmin handheld GPS uses the Topo UK and Ireland v6. I see that v8 is now available on the garmin website.
Does anyone know if there is much difference between the versions?
Onzy
2020-01-23 10:30:19
"" from Onzy Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Irish Mountain Gathering 2020
Outline programme attached....Friday, 21st February 2020, 7.30 for 8pm. Don't miss it!
liz50
2020-01-23 10:16:36
ELECT to go on a hike!
The MountainViews meetup walk has been rescheduled for SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY. The walk in the Knockmealdowns will start at the Vee and follow the main Knockmealdown ridge returning via the Liam Lynch memorial. Approx 21kms in length with 1100m of ascent. For further information contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com. This walk is open to all Mountainviewers and friends
liz50
2020-01-09 14:03:53
POSTPONED: MountainViews Knockmealdown Walk S
Due to the adverse weather forecast for this Saturday we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Knockmealdown walk and rescedule it for Saturday 8th February.
Colin Murphy
2020-01-07 11:01:37
"" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Vote for MV's Photo of the Year 2019!
Take a look at two collections of photos via the links below, which were Pictures of the Month during 2019. We request your help in choosing 2019 Pictures of the Year for International and Irish pictures.
Copy and paste the links below to see the two sets of photos.

Pictures of Ireland link:
mountainviews.ie/mv/_serverdata/monthlynews/attachments/temp/Irelandshortlist.pdf

International Pictures link:
https://mountainviews.ie/mv/_serverdata/monthlynews/attachments/temp/InternationalShortlist.pdf

Instructions to send your choice:
The pictures in each collection are numbered.
Send an email to photoaward@mountainviews.ie

with

Title: Photoaward

Include something like this in the email body for your choices:

Choice from John Smith:
Irish Picture of the Year 2019:
My choice. Picture Number XX

International Picture of the Year 2019:
My choice: Picture Number XX


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Track
Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig from Dalrigh
billbaggins 3 hours ago.
Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig from DalrighSome guidebooks describe the route from Dalrigh to Dubhchraig as walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1222m, Area: Inveraray to Crianlarich (Britain) Bei

  
Track
Pic de Crabčre - Part 1
David-Guenot 20 hours ago.
Two-day trip to climb the Pic de Crabre (2630m) in the Pyrenees. Here is the approach from the hamlet of Eylie to reac walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 1247m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Track
Pics de Batoua
David-Guenot 20 hours ago.
One of the best hikes I have had so far, a challenging out-and-back trip up the three Pics de Batoua (Main/SW Top: 3034m walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1672m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

Track
Montaut-Mont-Aspet Loop
David-Guenot 20 hours ago.
An unusual route starting with a steep descent off-track across the forestry which I would not necessarily recommend. Ac walk, Len: 18.9km, Climb: 1296m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Summit Summary
Tully Mountain: Photo for Tully
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
Full short summary required.

  
Track
Douly-Mont-Aspet
David-Guenot 20 hours ago.
walk, Len: 13.5km, Climb: 977m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

Forum: General
BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE
paulaw001 6 days ago.
Does anybody have the new 31 km trail for the Blackstairs ChallengeThxPaula

  
Summit Summary
Binn Gabhar: Fine peak can be completed in isolation.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
Bengower may be approached via Benlettery or Benglenisky. For these starting points, parking, routes etc consult relevant entry. Alternatively it may be completed in its own right. Turn off N59 at...

  
Summit Summary
Benlettery: Most southerly Ben is a beautiful, rugged summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
Taking the N59 to Clifden, there are two places to start from. Near L75873 48578 there is a car parking and a stile to start you off. It is then possible to go up a prominent ridge extending NE to...

Track
Montmajou group walk
David-Guenot 21 hours ago.
Taking a small group of my FB followers to the top of the Plan de Montmajou (2081m) via the GR10. The initial plan was t walk, Len: 14.2km, Climb: 897m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Forum: Suggestions
Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
simon3 2 months ago.
MountainViews has been describing "Coastal Hills" for the island of Ireland. They are places which typically overlook the sea and may form part of coastal walks. They are defined as being within ...

  
Summit Comment
Binn na mBan: Calm during a storm
strangeweaver a week ago.
On a day when storm Dennis scuppered my plans to ascend Masatiompa Binn na mBan offered some solace and magnificent views off to the west. It is easily taken in by a slight detour from the Dingle ...


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