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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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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...

  
Summit Summary
Knockafeehane: Rewarding views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a month ago.
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peter1 3 weeks ago.
I would really encourage anyone interested in walking in this valley to keep it for a clear day. The views in and... walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1115m, Area: Buckaun East, Partry/Joyce Country (Ire|...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Binnian: Fine views on a pleasant October evening
wicklore a month ago.
A view north from Slieve Binnian, taken last Saturday evening. The panorama includes Slieve Binnian North Top (foreground, round hump on left) and North Tor (foreground rocky outcrop on right). Be...

  
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Thur Mountain: Approach from the north east
magnumpig a month ago.
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Carlingford Loop
Onzy 3 weeks ago.
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Forum: General
Newsletter comments on UK hill lists
IainT a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Fermoyle Hill: Wonderful Panarama at the top
Fergalh a month ago.
Parked at the gate on a minor road with room for one car at V43887153. I headed through heather, bog & scrub to the fence. I crossed this and shortly afterwards there is an old track that winds up...

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Ulster Mountain Pursuit Challenge
wicklore 4 weeks ago.
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Summit Summary
Great Sugar Loaf: An Iconic Mountain
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a month ago.
The Great Sugar Loaf is a very distinctive hill that towers above the small village of Kilmacanogue on the N11 Dublin – Wexford road. Conical and pointed, it is the volcano that never was. (Many p...

  
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Spanish Sierra Nevada: Trevenque
Onzy a month ago.
Route to Trevenque, an isolated peak in Sierra Nevada. walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 693m, Area: Spain, Andalusia () ||


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