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2009-04-02 00:30:08
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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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Forum: General
MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET SEPTEMBER 2018
liz50 12 hours ago.
Traverse of Brandon Ridge is scheduled for Saturday 8th September. The walk from the Connor Pass to Brandon Creek is around 18km with 1300m ascent taking around 7 hours. There is a slightly shorte...

  
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Burrane Upper
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 43m, Area: Burrane Upper, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

  
Summit Comment
Knockakishaun: Bunowen River can present problems
markwallace a day ago.
Parked at a layby further up the valley from the crossing point mentioned in James Sheerin's comment to do a circuit of Laghta Eighter and Knockakishaun. Access to Laghta Eighter was easy from hig...

Forum: General
2 baaags please
BleckCra a day ago.
Yes Aidy. Apparently there's some bad grass going around.

  
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Kilmore
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 26m, Area: Kilmore, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland) Kilmo...

  
Summit Comment
Crocknafarragh: The High Route around Glentornan Lough
jsramsey1491 2 days ago.
Last Thursday (16/08/2018) a few friends and I decided to do a recce of a walk around Glentornan Lough. We started close to the Gaelic pitch on the southwestern shore of Lough Nacung Upper, passed...

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Oileán an Bhromaigh
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 21m, Area: Oile?n an Bhromaigh, Galway Islands (Irelan...

  
Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 3 days ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

  
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Cnoc Mordain
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 457m, Area: Cnoc Mord?in, South Connemara (Ireland) C...

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Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

  
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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

  
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Barraderry
conormcbandon a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.2km, Climb: 40m, Area: Barraderry, Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland) B...


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