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CaptainVertigo
2009-04-02 00:30:08
"Bear Necessities" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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Unbearable Grills – The Full Irish
(Part One) Bond Slaves of SKY TV in possession of The Discovery Channel will have noticed the recent arrival on our western shores of one Bear Grills (Tuesdays 10pm). Sensing that the ex-Special Forces survivalist might well tread terrain dear to my bosom, I cleared my heirs from the room and gave the aging superman full attention. Eschewing prosaic modes of transit, Grills emerged from the Atlantic standing bolt upright on a high speed inflatable heading straight for a cliff. The hoped for grisly fusion of man and rock failed to materialise as Bear, his camera crew, cook , make-up lady and several others, leapt from the craft and bobbed about in what turned out to be a dissapointingly tranquil sea. Bear breathlessy estimated the likely timeframe for the onset of hypothermia but failed to give nature a chance to take its course. Instead, he hauled himself onto the nearest rocky precipice. He nimbly ascended the half of it, before spotting a deep and narrow inlet of sea beneath him whereupon, as one does, he dived in, head first, before clambering back up the cliff. Throughout all of this immersion his clothes remained miraculously dry. Within minutes our hero spotted a rotting seal whose eyes had been consumed by maggots. Not content to merely stab the deceased in a fruitless search for blubber, Bear then cooked a stew of protazoan sea creatures from surrounding rock pools and used his sock to strain the juice, before frying the hapless maggots and downing the lot. I thought I heard the make-up lady squeal off camera: perhaps it was the mother of all maggots in existential agony?
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Fothair na Manach
Fergalo a day ago.
Fothair na Manach is one of the remotest, most spectacular & magical sites in Ireland and barely accessible. It lies jus walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland)

  
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Carran: Several approachs
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 and follow a track from W043 68...

  
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An Cheathrú Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell a day ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

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Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
The shortest approach to Carran S top is from Bealick. Starting from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran ...

  
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No Green Card Required!
liz50 a day ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
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Near Brandon Group (Ireland)
Fergalo 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1112m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Piaras Mor thuai...

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Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV 2 days ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV 2 days ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV 2 days ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 3 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

  
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An Starraicin
Fergalo 2 days ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

  
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Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV 3 days ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...


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