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Hi pdtempan - Very.. by david kirk   (Show all posts)
Bleck Cra
2009-04-12 14:55:40
"TEAM KAREN. MEANDERING MAN ON SKYLINE." from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: TEAM KAREN. MEANDERING MAN ON SKYLINE. (Contract pics)

JACKILL. HIS DAY.
“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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Track
KNOCKBRETEEN
David-Guenot a month ago.
A nice stroll starting from a minor road close to Lough Atooreen (room for one car on a grassy lay-by). After a righ... walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 154m, Area: Knockbreteen, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) K||

  
Summit Summary
Muckish: Broad ridged summit with great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 weeks ago.
Muckish can be tackled by two main routes, by the Miner's track ( YouTube http://youtu.be/v51Wo2a8l0w ) or from Muckish Gap. For the Miner's track, turn left off the N56 about 2km north of Creeslo...

  
Track
GLANAROUGH HILL
David-Guenot a month ago.
An easy walk, but I cannot tell about the views (see comment)... There is only room for one small car where I par... walk, Len: 2.4km, Climb: 162m, Area: Glanarough Hill, Slieve Miskish (Ireland)|...

Summit Comment
Muckish: A summit postponed, but remembered
ochils_trekker 4 weeks ago.
I photographed the very attractive mountain of Muckish, along with its smaller neighbour Crocknalaragah, late last Summer. It was on a rare dry day of high winds and rapidly moving clouds, allowin...

  
Track
HUNGRY HILL LOOP
David-Guenot a month ago.
Did this walk in March 2014. Start at crossroads by R572. Climb up minor road, then after circa 1.5 km, veer right f... walk, Len: 17.0km, Climb: 985m, Area: Derryclancy, Caha Mountains (Ireland) D||

  
Summit Summary
Kilmichael Hill: Uninspiring summit, but pleasant walk in the woods.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a month ago.
There is parking to be had on the roadside outside Hollyfort Church. Walk west for about 100m to T11060 64189 where you'll see a narrow gap in the hedge on the left and a track leading into some w...

Track
GALTYMORE LOOP
David-Guenot a month ago.
Starting from the Black Road, a great walk under the sunshine, with some stunning views until around 12 when the ... walk, Len: 22.1km, Climb: 1381m, Area: Knockeenatoung, Galty Mountains (Irelan|...

  
Forum: General
Covid19 and Hillwalking
Colin Murphy 3 weeks ago.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805

  
Summit Comment
Errigal: Hiking in snow
Q35on a month ago.
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Track
SLIEVE SNAGHT LOOP
David-Guenot a month ago.
A classic route in the Derryveagh along the Slieve Snaght ridge, taking in 6 summits. Start by R254/Lough Barra. Wal... walk, Len: 15.5km, Climb: 972m, Area: Cnoc na Searrach, Donegal NW (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Camenabologue: As seen from Seskin
ceadeile a month ago.
Camenabologue from Seskin

  
Track
KNOCKOWEN-GLENKEEL LOOP
David-Guenot a month ago.
A fantastic walk in one of the most remote places I have visited in Ireland until now (did this walk in March 2014).... walk, Len: 20.8km, Climb: 1125m, Area: Knockowen, Caha Mountains (Ireland) Kn||


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