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CaptainVertigo
2005-04-29 17:50:03
The Seven Sevens
***NA SEACHT SEACHTANNA***NEWSFLASH****I have discovered an Organisation called "The Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association" They RACE the 7x7s...while the rest of us walk. Walkers get to go any route they wish. In theory this means that one could begin with Donard, then waltz over to Meelbeg, then back to Commedagh and so on. But the Mountain Runs Folk follow a FIXED route as their publicity reveals. I quote:"The Mourne Seven Sevens will start from Donard car park on Saturday the 7th August at 10.00 am. [for runners...walkers start from 7am] The route will be on a fixed course taking the hills concerned in the following order…. Donard, Commedagh, Bearnagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg, Ben Crom Dam, Binnian, Lamagan, and back to the finish at the Pavilion in Donard Park." I find this very helpful as a potential walker of the 7.7s. I suspect that, since the RUNNERS take a fixed route, you can say ipso facto that theirs is the shortest. {Editor's Note: "Captain, the kind of folk who like to race up and down mountains may have other motivations than the avoidance of suffering..."} Yes thank you Editor, I realise that. but I still strongly suspect that the RUNNERS ROUTE is the best route, and the one we should all take. """"""""""I would love to hear comments from any of you who have already "done" the Seven Sevens: what route you took, weather, navigation, duration, age range of participants. Do tell all please.
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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness 3 hours ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

  
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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 3 hours ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

  
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derkelly274
derkelly274 6 hours ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
derkelly274 4 hours ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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Knockshanahullion: Route Changes on Avondhu Way
Pepe 10 hours ago.
Approached from carpark above Bay Lough (B). There are new signs on the waymarked trail saying "Blackwater Way Please Note Route Changes". The waymark arrows on the markers look shiny and new, abo...

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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 2 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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Tooreenbaha: Early on a sunny April morning
peter1 15 hours ago.
Tooreenbaha, above the Rabach's Glen at the start (or finish!) of the circuit. Knockatee is the distinctive hill in the background.

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 4 days ago.
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 5 days ago.
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Knockowen: A view from the West
peter1 15 hours ago.
A view of Knockowen from Tooreenbaha. The Healy Pass is the gap on the right of the picture and the road can be seen rising across the slopes.

  
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Bonscale Pike-Wether Hill Loop
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
A beautiful route which takes in 6 wainwrights (Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, Steel Knotts... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 948m, Area: Swarth Fell (Ullswater), Lake District -


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