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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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Summit Comment
Ross-Behy West: Three in a row
Geo 3 hours ago.
See my comment for East top for detailsWill do a short summary later.

  
Summit Comment
Ross-Behy East: Middleman summit
Geo 3 hours ago.
Followed the instructions for Curra Hill.Did the three summits, East to West, then continued the loop around the northern flank by road. At V643 907 where I expected to continue NE down to take th...

  
Summit Comment
Brassel Mountain: Interesting view.
simon3 16 hours ago.
Brassel presents an interesting shape brought out by cloud shadow in this picture taken from Knocknagapple.Behind it is Cnoc an Chuillinn on the Reeks and in front is Crossderry.

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Geo
Geo 21 hours ago.
August 2020, I am a walker with the Navan Trekkers club.I completed the original 100 highest summits list in 2015, and on Monday 10th August 2020 I finished my last of the present HH on Knocknadob...

  
Summit Comment
Lettershinna Hill: Simple ascent , tremendous views, bring insect repellant.
Colin Murphy a day ago.
Parking available at at L 83197 43862. Open hillside to the east - a gentle climb over rocky/grassy terrain. A mere 95m ascent will see you at the summit, which is marked by a cairn and presents t...

  
Track
Burren: Ballyvaghan Woods Loop
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 132m, Area: West Clare (Ireland) ||

Forum: General
3 lists completed by 2 Mountainviewers in 1 w
liz50 a day ago.
On a perfect August day in Kerry we undertook a momentous walk encompassing both Kells mountain summits and the 2 Knocknadobars. Millsd1 completed the VL list on Kells mountain and Geo completed b...

  
Summit Comment
Garraun South Top: Great scenery, top nothing to write home about
Colin Murphy a day ago.
The summit itself is unremarkable - grassy mound with a few stones, but the surrounding views are tremendous, especially of Doughruagh.

  
Track
Burren: Black Head Ramble
Onzy 2 days ago.
Burren fauna ramble in the company of the entertaining and knowledgeable Shane Connolly. walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 253m, Area: West Clare (Ireland) ||

Summit Comment
Meall Cheo: Small is beautiful
Colin Murphy a day ago.
This is officially an Arderin Beg, but to be honest it is barely visible as a separate entity and the 'summit' consists of a small cairn of sorts perched precariously on the edge of a low peat hag...

  
Track
Gibbs Island
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Strangford Lough is the largest sea inlet in these islands, bound into County Down by the long Ards Peninsula. It al... walk, Len: 1.5km, Climb: 17m, Area: Gibbs Island, Down Islands (Ireland) Gibb||

  
Summit Summary
Meall Cheo: Middle of a good ridge walk
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
See comments for Leenaun Far North top for an approach via Bucán.


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