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Bleck Cra
2009-04-12 14:55:40
"TEAM KAREN. MEANDERING MAN ON SKYLINE." from Bleck Cra Contract pics

“Take it up the rear? Sure Jack, no probs.” “No, dimwit. Take UP the rear.” So that was my task when me oul mate Whacko Jackill and I took the great unwashed on the run to Karen O’Toole. Sure, there were some critters turned up: barely fit to go shopping for curtains let alone ascend oul Eireann’s highest peak. Nawww. They were perfect. Several categories: Swiss Family Robinson, seemingly endless healthy, clever progeny dispensed from the loins of a lovely and unflappable couple; 2 pretty track rats who I am convinced are pixies, one the other half of a mountainviewer, sadly hors de combat; a tough, sound bloke, missus and weans from Tyrone, he in luminescent trousers determined to get neither wet nor ignored; Rapunzel who contrived to get soaked through the Celtic tresses and everywhere else without batting a fashionable eyelid; statutory meandering man, with the same common ancestor as humans but missing the instinct to stay on the track; and last, some normal people. 15 wards in total, to 2 minders. I shan’t bore viewers with my appraisal of Karen O’Toole. I have come to her late when the rest of you probably scaled her in short pants. But I shall say she is magnificent; vast, merciless and wildly scary. She and these are simply breathtaking hills. Now to the project itself and brainchild of the equally scary Jackill. This was a beautifully and comprehensively executed gig, perfectly planned, gauged for an unknown quantity, with some but not a lot of hard walking, stunning viewpoints and brilliant leading. Jack – the pace was millimetre perfect. In short, if Whacko even murmurs a refight or another gig, get your name down in triplicate immediately. The best preparation it seems is around 3 bottles of wine each the night before.
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Summit Comment
Croaghanmoira: Amazing views!
MarkHetherington an hour ago.
Easy enough climb, apart from the incessant midges and other flying creatures - Bring bug spray! Very windy at the top, so didn't stay too long. Will be up there again to catch a sunset.

Summit Comment
Uisneach: Located on working farm but access usually possible on guided tour
ceadeile 20 hours ago.
The historic Hill of Uisneach is located on a privately owned working farm off the R390 between Loughnavalley and Killare. Unauthorised access is NOT allowed because of the risks due to farm machi...

Slievegower and Slieveboy Loop Walk
simoburn 22 hours ago.
Slievegower and Slieveboy Loop WalkSlieveboy has 4 different loop walks which are all marked ways. None of the marke... walk, Len: 18.5km, Climb: 505m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie||

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reidyden a day ago.
Hillwalking since 70s. Climbed all the world, Himalaya, Andes, Urals, Atlas.Main competitive sport Orienteering. 12 World Military Championships.

Summit Comment
Derroograne: Don't miss An Cab Dubh on the way up
conorb a day ago.
Started on the bog road between Glengarriff and Coomohla Bridge and picked up the small track at V 96717 54817 about 200m from the N71. Left the track where it intersects the Waymarked Way and con...

Summit Comment
Leenaun Hill: Landowner sign " No Hillwalkers allowed "
Rossie73 a day ago.
Hi, I tried to do this hill, Sun 12th July 2020. At the gate 500m from Leenaun, on road toward Maam, there was a distinct sign saying " No Hillwalkers allowed". A neighbour in a car pulled up and ...

Forum: General
Conigar SW Top - New Arderin Beg
Onzy 5 days ago.
New Arderin Beg ... following advice from David Guenot and my visit this weekend, we have concluded that Conigar Sw Top meets the map based criteria for inclusion in the Arderin Beg list. Accordin...

Omey Island Ramble
simoburn 2 days ago.
A ramble around Omey Island. On low tide you can walk out and explore. Don't forget the tide times though ;) walk, Len: 8.4km, Climb: 96m, Area: Gooreen, Galway Islands (Ireland) Gooreen||

Summit Comment
Balbane Hill: A great wee mountain well worth a visit
MichaelG55 4 days ago.
Climbed Balbane Hill today as part of a circular walk including Croaghacullin, Mulnanaff and Crocknapeast. Parked at G701 811 where there is space for 2 cars. The views from the summit of Balbane ...

Forum: Suggestions
Uisneach Hill
Fergalh a month ago.
An addition to the historical HillsUsineach (Cnoc Uisnigh) is situated near the hamlet of Kilare in County Westmeath and is steeped in history, It is the burial site of the Earth Goddess Ériu & th...

Kilnamanagh Hill Loop Walk
simoburn 3 days ago.
A nice explore and ramble around Kilnamanagh Hill follwoing mostly tracks and trails. A short section was through... walk, Len: 9.5km, Climb: 303m, Area: Kilnamanagh Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland|...

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Maol na nDamh: Alternative access point
MichaelG55 4 days ago.
With a windfarm,6 turbines, now built between Mulnanaff and Balbane Hill access to Mulnanaff is much easier now. Parking available at forestry gate at G701 811 and a easy walk in.

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