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Bleck Cra
2005-04-19 22:29:23
"Slap on the sunblock - another scorcher from the Weatherman" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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GB bemoans the demise of Rover - and on cue, questions are being asked of Directors’ salaries. How blind are the betrayed, to the billions up in smoke. A media weather-man (or person-thing) can take home €150,000pa. On Wednesday he/it advised that Saturday would be a scorcher; on Thursday he/it crossed his/its leaden heart that Saturday would be a scorcher; on Friday he/it swore on the life of his/its demon child that Saturday would be a scorcher; on Saturday itself, he/it told us that it was wet, freezing and blowing blizzards and batted not a hooded eyelid. God help us - take one emperor, take no clothes…..! Scouring the Mournes on Saturday in full mental jacket, I am still not thawed out by Tuesday. Boy, it was rough - but somehow, perhaps in the face of adversity, the craic was ninety. Incidentally, there is now a bloke fell-running every Saturday with a Springer Spaniel, the first tired Springer Spaniel I have ever seen and deliriously happy. “Tomorrow’s supposed to be worse”, I shouted to a trio of dripping devotees. “Yes”, rejoined one, “tomorrow is the Apocalypse!”. A bloke from Mayobridge, AWOL for several unpleasant years, marching out manful new footprints toward higher and higher summits. Two desperados from Carrick (quite) giving it welly with some dear kit. A Scots bloke from Mull (standing soaked on Donard, he must have been amazed at the advances of civilisation since he last left that grey island). My highlight was however, a round young bloke coming off, who knows, Crossone. “Bad weather” he said - and given he was in a grey sweatshirt and Lidl gutties, he was well placed to comment. And so 1. the €150,000 a year Weatherthing or 2. the sweatshirt-clad round young bloke? Choices, choices.


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Summit Comment
Slieve Foye: Not bad.
shanks a day ago.
Excellent if introduceing new walkers reasonably well signed but was a little overgrown in spots and path really close to wire fencing at others. Apart from that ☺

  
Summit Comment
Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 4 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

  
Track
Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route from Pennycomequick Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by fi walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 4 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

  
Summit Comment
Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 4 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
Track
La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 3 days ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

Summit Comment
Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 4 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

  
Track
Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Comment
Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 4 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

Summit Comment
Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

  
Forum: General
The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 4 days ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

  
Track
The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()


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