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2005-05-04 09:56:29
If there were more Bleck Cra's
I wouldn't classify myself as either experienced or novice in the mountains, but one thing i have learnt is, listen to others on the mountainside! I always enjoy reading EVERYBODY'S comments, but I am wondering has Bleck Cra been published? If so, what's the title, and if not why not? One of the recent posts by our good friend was about some know it alls in the Mournes, and how they were not so happy about getting some advice! A few years ago, weather forecast was to be clear and sunny, I found myself struggling to find my way back down Bearnagh with visibility down to a few metres, the wall was a great help, but even more so, I met two "locals"who saw me down to Hares Gap, and after a shared coffee and some buns as a way of thank you, they continued on towards Donard, while I decided to head for home. I was a novice in those days, I have many mountains now under my feet, but as I spread my wings and walk through spectacular landscape on La Gomera in the Canaries, Serra de Tramantona in Mallorca, the West Highlands of Scotland, and very soon - the Bernese Oberland those two strangers I met in the Mournes always stick in my mind, they came out from the mist, guided me down to safety and then went on their way, I probably would have been fine, but for those few tense momments I was glad of the advice, it encouraged me to go further, and now on occasion I give advice when asked by strangers to my well trodden paths! Keep walking Bleck Cra, and keep giving advice, I certainly would welcome avdice in a place I didn't know!!
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Ski tour on Tonelagee
Dubwalker 7 hours ago.
March 2018. When the roads were finally cleared a second dusting of snow made for nice ski touring on Tonelagee. We star walk, Len: 2.9km, Climb: 251m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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jackill 9 hours ago.
I started hillwalking in mid 2003 after being pestered by a friend of mine to try it. The first walk was 10 km with a total climb of about 300 meters - and I nearly died! The funny thing was I kep...

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The Derryveagh Mountains to the sea.
jackill 9 hours ago.
On a blustery St.Patricks day Bleck Cra and I with a few old scavenger buddies headed up, and were almost blown off, Errigal.As it turns out though it gave some great opportunities to catch up esp...

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Black Hill: Against the Odds
Geansai a day ago.
After reading about it in the Ireland lonely planet walking guide ,did the second leg of the Antrim Hills way from the Larne- Ballymena road jump off point to Glenarm the day after the hurricane l...

Devil's Glen
jgfitz 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 409m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Sheegouna: Tipp of the iceberg #2
madfrankie 2 days ago.
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn

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Those thieving Cork Bas*#?&$ !
jackill 10 hours ago.
Apparently we may need to consider moving one of our mountains south a bit. Apparently an eagle eyed Donegal resident spotted this in a picture at Cork airport. And sure we've also stolen Rory Gal...

Near Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb a day ago.
walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 141m, Area: Galty Mountains (Ireland)

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie 2 days ago.
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff.

Dolmen Loop Lisvarrinane
mlmoroneybb a day ago.
Easy walk can be completed in 2.5 hours walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 281m, Area: Slievenamuck, Galty Mountains (Ireland) S...

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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes a week ago.
Pilgrimage : The Road To SantiagoFriday BBC2 9pmMountainViews Irish Mountain Gathering preferred MC of choice - Ed Byrne - can be seen as he walks with friends (kind of) on a three part travelogue...

Pigeon Rock Mountain & South Top
Trailtrekker a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 192m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ir...

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