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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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Forum: General
Autumn Colours
tomlug48 4 days ago.
Cloghleagh Wood along the Shankhill river to Butter Mountain

Halloween mists on Derrybawns two ridges.
simon3 2 weeks ago.
Prepared by the weather forecast for heavy later rain we started out this Halloween on a fairly ordinary route vi... walk, Len: 15.5km, Climb: 661m, Area: Derrybawn Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irel|...

Summit Comment
Beinn Fhada: As seen from Sgúrr Fhuaran
billbaggins a week ago.
Beinn Fhada from Sgúrr Fhuaran with, I think, Sgúrr nan Ceathreamhnan beyond.

Summit Comment
Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe: Summit Cairn
billbaggins a week ago.
Summit Cairn Sgúrr na Ciste Duibhe

Avondale Forest Park from Rathdrum Railway Station
jgfitz 2 weeks ago.
The forest park surrounding the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell is also regarded as the birthplace of Iri walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 247m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||

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Am Bodach: Viewed across the glen
billbaggins 2 weeks ago.
Am Bodach Glencoe

Montmajou ridge walk
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1107m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

Summit Comment
Cairn Gorm: As seen from the south across Loch Etchachan
billbaggins 3 weeks ago.
Cairn Gorm as seen from the south across Loch Etchachan

Forum: General
re Newsletter comments on UK hill lists
simon3 a week ago.
Ouch!We got some facts wrong. We will get back to you when we have had a think about this.

Summit Summary
Knockafeehane: Rewarding views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 weeks ago.
There is parking near the stile at Q61478 02068 for 3 cars. Circular walk map board here also. Easy walk roughly North to top with rewarding views of Inch Strand and beyond.

Meall an Lundain, Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn,
billbaggins 2 weeks ago.
Meall an Lundain, Beinn Bhreac & Beinn a' ChaorainnCycling the 5.5 kms from Linn of Dee car park to Derry Lodge invo... walk, Len: 28.9km, Climb: 1124m, Area: Cairngorms (Britain) Meall an Lundain,||

Forum: Suggestions
Re Height differences
simon3 3 weeks ago.
The OpenTopoMap unfortunately has chosen to show heights "above datum", that is height above the WGS84 ellipsoid.So, while we like OpenTopoMap in many respects it doesn't show heights above sea-le...

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