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dhmiriam
2009-08-24 23:51:32
Corvus corax corax conversatio.
Or The scavvy way!
9.30 a.m. Sat 22nd Aug í09. Sun splitting the stones, oozed folk out of cars, vans, coaches, B & Bís, tents, hotels, arrangements, hangovers, housekeeping, and promises and into Donard Car Park. Sandblasted from previous two days rain, they came, shiny and bright eyed, (blue, brown, green, grey, crimson red), from Cork, Kerry, Dublin, Laois, Wicklow, Armagh, Belfast, and various outer reaches of credibility. Speaking two names, their given and their aka, out came the introductions, their spouses and partners having the more finesse, and the one good name. Adorned with limbs of various calibre, they came, long, lithe, elegant, economic, ergonomic, bionic, armed and disarming. Found them corralled by Cra and Jackill, this most splendid group of companionables, were tendered up, down and around as reported by more competent reports, by the equally competent tenders.

At the ice house, maclimber materializes, having raced the great race (before our breakfast) and indeed perhaps the human race to ground, tho fair to say it could be a tie between Ruth, his self and Cra. A most brimming plethora of data, flows forth, eloquent, undisputed, and served nonchalantly as a light dressing on my generous dish of humble pie. Once eager to find his jugular or windpipe, I know in hindsight his eye is faster than my brain, and before a mouthful of lunch passes my lips atop of Donard, I have subtle lessons in pleonastic and tautological redundancies, (my thinking he meant reference to such like: stupid idiot, rough estimates and actual facts), along with the biology of micturition, the good sense found in the geographic studies of E. Estyn Evans on Mourne Country, and the slight hint of pain he, maclimber, (not Evans), senses, as he traces out good humouredly and with surgical precision, the edge of his zygomatic arch and his mandible, where he claims (amazed) to have sourced a pain. But for our laughing, some could have happily cured the inflicted site with a numbing blow. There is every chance he will correct me on any of the above being inaccurate but there were only two involved on my disputing any of it on the day, little and none. Geography, history and folklore followed the walk back to the col before the prof. decided it a done deed and took a higher calling and I went with Cra, jackill, ahendroff, Una, Marie, and Tom to Commedagh and the Pots.
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Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 a day ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
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Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 a day ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
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Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the path makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for ex...

Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 5 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

  
Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 2 days ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 5 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
Forum: General
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
Track
Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 5 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Track
January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara 6 days ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Můna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...


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