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dhmiriam
2009-04-08 20:03:45
"North." from dhmiriam Contract pics
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No retaliation......
Au Contraire, to popular opinion, this southerner has been north on four occasions. Thrice, on the Mournes, and once not. With very poor sense of direction, I get, what most folk would call, lost, regularly, and am the greatest deterrent to unskilled mountain hiking, by example alone. And so disgraced, I may have let M.V., Simon and co. down, but sure there you are, borders, perimeters and endless track. It helps that I can read the map but to be very honest I’d rather be walking and when not walking viewing it through a lens. Once, it was the camera itself that navigated home as I had taken a pictorial history of trip through forestry and so I ran the slide show in reverse. It all began with the father no less, who very wisely told me, always carry chocolate, drink and dress sensibly, never panic, its an island, Ireland, only so wide. This is what's great about M.V. A quick print off of the best descriptive walk and I’m off. So yes, thank you all for the assistance, its all needed, and as the most recent trip was a reconnaissance, Newcastle side, across Mournes, I will send, via Simon, the images of said sojourn from Trassey and a former one from Bloody Bridge and (once you have put out these rather large fires), you can tell me where I’ve been. Then at last I will be able to boast about it like the rest of you. While we are in tutorial form, would someone please recommend the most concise literature published in relation to reading a map, and negotiating a compass (for coccyx and coconuts sake) In fact, it would be interesting to hear how individual contributors first learned the same skills, that is map reading and compass negotiation, guides?, scouts?, school?, college?, girlfriend?


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Summit Summary
Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 hours ago.
Lumpen in its higher reaches but very much steep-sided lower down (especially to the north), Meenteog is the first of the higher, more dramatic summits on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe if walked clockwi...

  
Summit Summary
Scarr: Three ridges, many routes and good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 15 hours ago.
Scarr has three useable ridges off it, to the north, south and east. The easiest perhaps is the Glenmacnass Waterfall carpark O11380 03009 (notorious for break-ins). From here head for the north ...

  
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Near Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
ewen 16 hours ago.
Note this will take considerably less time in my opinion. I take too many photos so it adds about an hour to the trip.... walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 469m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Corrigasleggau

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Scarr: A walk in the clouds.
TommyV 2 days ago.
This route starts on an old forest road at Oldbridge, there is room for parking 5 or 6 cars near the top at O15162 01916. From here follow the road West until you reach a gate at O14832 01892. Go ...

  
Track
Omey Island
Onzy a day ago.
A circuit of Omey ... cut short by my fear that my car wouldn't make it back across the sound... walk, Len: 5.6km, Climb: 60m, Area: Galway Islands (Ireland)

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Glenealo Valley and Miners Village
sev 3 days ago.
Glenealo Valley and Miners Village - view from south slope of Camaderry South East Top (Aug. 2010)

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Camaderry South East Top: Glendalough Upper Lake
sev 3 days ago.
Glendalough Upper Lake and the valley - view from south slope of Camaderry South East Top (Aug. 2010)

  
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Short Loop north of Omey
Onzy a day ago.
walk, Len: 2.1km, Climb: 33m, Area: Galway Coast (Ireland)

  
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Seefin: "Megalithic Fallout Shelter"
sev 4 days ago.
Wicklow Mountains - Megalithic tomb on Seefin Mt.http://youtu.be/u--BKEqB-JM

Summit Summary
Skregmore: Incidental summit in the Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Much climbed but little remembered, Skregmore is a victim of its location. One of the highest summits in Ireland but adjacent to still higher tops, impressively rocky but still far less dramatic t...

  
Track
Coastal Walk north of Cleggan
Onzy a day ago.
A spectacular walk circling the peninsula immediately north of Cleggan ... a detour to Olivers for lunch and a fast coun walk, Len: 22.5km, Climb: 386m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Summary
Cnoc an Bhráca: The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the...


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