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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 Summary
Dromavally Mountain: Large bump on ridge surrounded by five different valleys
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Colin Murphy a day ago.
A southern start is at Q 614 053, where there are a number of houses and space to park by the side of the road. You will see a track behind an iron gate leading north, beside a farmhouse. A friend...

  
Track
Luggala & Knocknacloghoge Hiking
conororourke 22 hours ago.
Nice loop of Luggala & Knocknacloghoge - route as per Helen Fairbairn's 'Best Walks' book taking in both... walk, Len: 15.1km, Climb: 946m, Area: Luggala, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Lugga||

  
Summit Comment
Brandon Hill: Great conditions on a crisp, winter day.
Aidy a day ago.
First day on the hills of 2020, and my penultimate county high point. Lucky to get good conditions after the long drive down to Co Kilkenny.

Summit Comment
Carrauntoohil: Brocken Spectre
Lauranna a day ago.
Brocken Spectre from Summit of Carrauntoohil in Winter Conditions

  
Track
Delightful Ridge Walk
osullivanm a day ago.
This involved a car split with cars left at V563699 and V602699 .The initial ascent is easy along the Kerry Way then... walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 644m, Area: Glanbeg, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Knockmulanane West Top: Central Dingle views.
simon3 a day ago.
While Knockmulanane W is nothing special to look at, views from it are great. Here is the view north towards two nearby lakes. The one to the left is Loch Thuairin Mhárta 378m while on the skyline...

Track
Short, steep visit to both Knockmulananes
simon3 a day ago.
This route starts from the carpark beside Lough Annascaul.Lough Annascaul. Knockmulanane to the left, cliff off Drom... walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 406m, Area: Knockmulanane, Central Dingle (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Summary
Knockmulanane West Top: Low ridge bump with good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Can be approached from the East after passing over Knockmulanane main top having started at Anascaul lake car park. A steep ascent up a gully at Q58312 04887 which could be slippy in wet condition...

  
Track
Carrigaline to Crosshaven Greenway
markwallace a day ago.
A walk along the Carrigaline to Crosshaven Greenway. Carrigaline is very easily reached from Cork City by the frequent B walk, Len: 7.4km, Climb: 24m, Area: South Cork (Ireland) ||

Forum: Suggestions
Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
simon3 a month ago.
MountainViews has been describing "Coastal Hills" for the island of Ireland. They are places which typically overlook the sea and may form part of coastal walks. They are defined as being within ...

  
Forum: General
POSTPONED: MountainViews Knockmealdown Walk S
liz50 a week ago.
Due to the adverse weather forecast for this Saturday we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Knockmealdown walk and rescedule it for Saturday 8th February.

  
Track
Binn Mhór to Corcogemore
spailpin a day ago.
walk, Len: 11.0km, Climb: 952m, Area: Binn Mh?r, Maamturks (Ireland) Binn Mhr,...


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