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Bleck Cra
2009-04-04 22:17:20
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BANGING ON ABOUT THE MOURNES
A huffy Cra was heading home. A big walk had been decreed a flop. Donard was ticked off (also), Commedagh despatched and Bearnagh and Meelmore in the billy can. An adjournment for what passes as lunch for Cra. But no. Cra’s head is so full of dingbats that after 25 years of quadruple checking kit, he has failed to hear the bell that tolls for him. That bell is dotage. In bag - no lunch. This is 4 Mournes 700+ tops in just over 3 hours. No lunch is a bad thing. But the bell tolls again. This time for British Summer Time. Cra did Maths a century ago and has no idea if vis-a-vis daylight, this is a good or bad thing. Anyway, onwards to Meel Beag and the dreary Crom River, over the Dam and no lunch suddenly kicks in and Cra’s thin legs start to wibble. Having no notion if day or night approaches, he compares no lunch with no map (the allusion will not escape the cognoscentii of this website). Nothing else is an option. No Binnian. No Lamagan. So he trachles (an Ulster-Scots word: coconut for the translation) over the col and on to the Annalong track and thence the Brandy Pad. A miserable trail with nothing in the tank and a bad situation when night could fall at any moment. Then the final piece. An explosion. A bomb, which rocks the mountains, lifts Cra off his feet and reverberates into the sky. Back at base, a call to the police unearths zilcho. No bombs. Is Cra a hoaxer? Perseverance reveals that a World War 2 bomb was discovered on Rocky Mountain and today the sweat squad blew it up. KA-BLOOEY-BOOM! Bad to be in Belfast 1980. Worse to be in London 1940.
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Slieveboy Loop
jgfitz 2 hours ago.
We followed the official National Loop Walk, Loop 106C, which is the purple trail. We took one small shortcut, but add... walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 424m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie

  
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Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 12 hours ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland

  
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 23 hours ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

  
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Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy a day ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill a day ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

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Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy a day ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

  
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molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 4 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

  
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Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 4 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()


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