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wicklore
2009-03-18 12:21:31
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Isolating the definition of Isolation
In posing the question about the remotest place in the hills and mountains of Ireland I don't really have a set of criteria to go by. I think there could be two types of places identified. The first is any suggestions other MV members have about their favourite quiet spot-Pazapas already named his. Each member will have their own memory of a particular place on a particular day when all the right factors combined to make it special and remote at that time. I would be interested to hear about these places. The other type of place to identify could be literally the most remote place-where there are the least signs of human activity. An example-when we climbed Fauscom last year we climbed up along the ridge at Coumshingaun. It felt quite isolated. Then at the top we were surprised to discover that we could both see the road far away and hear the traffic on it. So not such an isolated place after all. Simon3's suggestion of Tearaght might just be the unrivalled remotest spot. But there is a lighthouse on that island...
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Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen: A short reward
TommyV 5 hours ago.
I tackled Bunnacunneen from the West which is a short, steep, direct climb to the summit.There is room to park at L92734 58016 for one car. From here hop the fence and handrail the stream for the ...

  
Summit Comment
Clondermot Hill: Now doing B&B
m0jla 16 hours ago.
20/05/2019 We followed the suggestion from jimmyread and asked permission at Walsh's farm. Mrs Walsh is now doing Air B&B.

  
Summit Comment
Slievekirk: Wind Farm completed
m0jla 16 hours ago.
20/05/2019 The wind farm appears to be complete. Lots of parking space at point G (NW of summit) and a good road to follow until close to the summit.

Summit Comment
Crockdooish: Barbed wire proliferates
m0jla 17 hours ago.
17/05/2019 Several of the barbed wire fences have been (or are still being) replaced with higher, double strand barbed wire tops.

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghash: Well hidden Sweat House
m0jla 19 hours ago.
16/05/2019 We found this much easier than expected. Parked, with permission, in the yard of the cottage by the sign to the Sweat House and followed the path to the display panel. Failed to find an...

  
Track
Slieve League
conormcbandon 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 783m, Area: Cnoc Ramhar, Donegal SW (Ireland) Cnoc Ra...

Summit Comment
Donald's Hill: Steep but good going
m0jla 20 hours ago.
15/05/2019 We used the route from the SW. Apart from being steep it is an excellent route and gives fine views of King's Fort which we visited on descent . Delightful at bluebell time.

  
Track
Circling a turquoise gem: Lago de Braies in the Dolomites.
simon3 4 days ago.
More to come walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 682m, Area: Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige () ||

  
Track
The Faha Ridge
conormcbandon 6 days ago.
I have been putting off the Faha Ridge for years having previously backed out in almost ideal conditions due to the ... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 1138m, Area: Benagh, Brandon Group (Ireland) Benagh||

Summit Comment
Loughermore: The shorter route
m0jla 20 hours ago.
17/05/2-19 We used the route suggested by Peter Walker. Very pleasant apart from the drizzle which limited views where the forest allowed them

  
Forum: General
The gender gap...a sobering tale
Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Hi folksThose of you who know me in real life will know I generally try to find the humour in the outdoors (to an annoying degree for some). But what follows is serious; the points I'm raising are...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Traffic Jam Groaghmoyle
eamonoc 5 days ago.
Visited Croaghmoyle on Wed 12th, plodded up the mast access road in very windy conditions to be greeted by a burnt out Fiesta. Great views from here in all directions if you ignore the Fiesta.


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