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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
Carrigleitrim: Well, that is that done.
ewen 17 hours ago.
Parked at the Black Hill car park on the gap road and went up over Sorrell Hill and down to the pull up to Carrigleitrim. That was the straightforward part. Trying to find a way onto the open hill...

  
Forum: General
Topo UK and Ireland v8
chelman7 a day ago.
My Garmin handheld GPS uses the Topo UK and Ireland v6. I see that v8 is now available on the garmin website. Does anyone know if there is much difference between the versions?

  
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) ||

Summit Comment
Benbo: Nighthawk
magnumpig 4 days ago.
Just found the photo on my phone this morning! I took this photo at 3am one Saturday morning last June, struggling home from a few bevvies in Manorhamilton. Benbo dominates the view from my kitche...

  
Track
New York Highline
Onzy 6 days ago.
Underwhelming... run, Len: 2.4km, Climb: 11m, Area: United States, New York () ||

  
Summit Comment
Binn Gabhar: Bare rock and scrambles
simon3 6 days ago.
You may want to come off the ridge between Binn Gabhar (Bengower) and Ben Lettery, if you have left a car somewhere near Derryclare and have been doing the horseshoe. Below is a picture of the rid...

Track
Luggala & Knocknacloghoge Hiking
conororourke a week 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 week 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.

  
Forum: General
Irish Mountain Gathering 2020
Onzy 3 days ago.
Outline programme attached....Friday, 21st February 2020, 7.30 for 8pm. Don't miss it!

Track
Delightful Ridge Walk
osullivanm a week 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) ||

  
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 ...

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


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