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2005-06-28 11:08:29
A Swiss Snifter
With the use of trains, cablecars and Postbuses the Swiss Alps are accessable to all from 4 months in a pram, for those who are wheelcahir bound, and indeed I met a gentleman who was 84 years young on these trails! Meiringen is central to hundreds if not thousands of miles of waymarked trails, from steep scree slopes to a gentle contour path, from a cruise on the nearby lakes of Brienzersee and Thun, to a ridge walk at over 2250 metres with not much between you and 550 metres. Through summer snow and glacier walks to knee high meadows covered in gentians and orchids. The call of the Golden Eagle or Kite in the Gental to the swans swimming proudly with their clutch of 7 in Brienz. The complete silence of a highspeed train to the noisy cog and rack trains climbing ascents that trains shouldn't do? The gentle swinging of the cablecar as it brings you ever higher. The trickles from under the ice, the babbling streams and brooks, the roaring rivers churning beneath the bridge with no sides and a few boards, a river of 25metres in width being squeezed through a gap of one metre before continuing its roar at 25 plus metres again. The motor free towns and villages, supplies come in by helicopter, or why not experience the flight of a bird try paragliding? There's so much to do and see it's hard to fit everything in! But I'll be going back to the Hasliberg sometime hopefully soon!

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jackill an hour 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 an hour 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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Those thieving Cork Bas*#?&$ !
jackill 2 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...

Devil's Glen
jgfitz 3 hours ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 409m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Black Hill: Against the Odds
Geansai 19 hours 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...

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

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FrankMc1964 a day ago.
Navigate most of the mountains along the west................member of Limerick Climbing Club.....One of the founder members of Mountain Meitheal Southeast doing Path repair around the Galtees.

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

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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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.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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