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roscorrocket
2009-09-11 14:59:00
"No 209 The impressive bulk of Hungry Hill post ascent" from roscorrocket Contract pics
Picture: No 209 The impressive bulk of Hungry Hill post ascent (Contract pics)

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Just complete the 212 2000foot summits as listed by Paddy Dillon 'the Mountains of Ireland' (1992) with an ascent of Masatiompan in a gale on 20th August. It all started with a trip up Cuilcagh on 1st August 1998, the first hill walking i'd done since my PE training a decade before. Soon I'd caught the bug and when a colleague (thanks a lot Phil) gave me a copy of Dillon's book, a quest which took me to every corner of this little wet island, and up more than a few dodgy 'roads' was underway. Apart from the challanges of the climbs, what a way to see the country and meet the welcoming people of Ireland (only one unfriendly incident in over 150 days of walking) as every summer the VW pointed West or South for another day or week of boot bashing. The 'fabulous' summers of '07 '08 and '09 ensured things slowed to a crawl in the Maumturks and Beara after summit 200 was climbed in 2006, but we got there in the end. Now to go back and do the best ones all over again, maybe on a clear day now the bagging fever has been sated, and I would love to hear from other Mountain Views members who have completed the summits from Dillon's list on their experiences and thoughts on this particular challenge.


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Forum: General
Lough Ouler From Tonlagee
tomlug48 3 days ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Lugs .

  
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Beinn Ghobhlach
Peter Walker a day ago.
Beinn Ghobhlach by evening lightWhen you're told that you can do a walk in the morning if you're quick because your o... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 739m, Area: Beinn Ghobhlach, Loch Maree to Loch Broo

  
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Suilven
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
I first read about Suilven when I was about 11. It was in some British geographical gazetteer, a stern washed-out pict... walk, Len: 24.0km, Climb: 1029m, Area: Lochinver to Ullapool (Britain) Suilve

Summit Comment
Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 2 days ago.
A stunning walk going up over Slieve Elva that you can begin and end end at Fanore Beach. Some great locations along the Caher River to stop and relax and watch the water gently flowing downstream...

  
Summit Comment
Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd 3 days ago.
While not very challenging, recent felling means the views along the way and from the summit are pleasant enough. A nice spot for a lunchtime walk.

  
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Maumtrasna Plateau via Dirkbeg and Buckaun Spurs
Onzy 3 days ago.
Route to the Mauntrasna plateau using the Dirkbeg spur for ascent and the Buckaun for descent. walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 535m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce C...

Summit Summary
Knocknabro East Top: Drought made difficult ground trek possible
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 4 days ago.
Knocknabro East Top is best climbed as part of a good loop walk, taking in the West and North-East tops of Knocknabro. This summit is best reached firstly via Knocknabro West Top and then onto the...

  
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Picos de Europa
peter1 4 days ago.
I can say with certainty three things: the ascent was not 3266m, given the peak is only 2503m; secondly, I will be back walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 3266m, Area: Spain, Cantabria ()

  
Summit Summary
Knocknabro North-East Top: NE Top Revealed
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 4 days ago.
This summit is best reached via Knocknabro West Top. Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence ...

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Sail Mhor
Peter Walker 6 days ago.
After a week of blazing sunshine in the Peak District overwhelmingly spent swimming in the pool, lazing by the pool a... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 833m, Area: Sail Mhor, Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Bri

  
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Knocknabro West Top: A Long Hard Slog
CaminoPat 4 days ago.
Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence heading north until W16029 84252. From there head acr...

  
Track
Coastal Dublin - Donabate to Malahide
Onzy 6 days ago.
Circuit of Broadmeadows Estuary from Donabate to Malahide walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 115m, Area: Dublin Islands (Ireland)


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