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2010-01-04 21:59:35
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THE POWER OF ZERO
Some time-n-spacemen, aver that zero has a value: too much time-n-space on their hands. You forgot to buy your partner a present at Christmas. But Darling, zero has a value. Suddenly a ringing noise in your ears, a warm drip from your nose and the sound of a slamming door. So I hesitate to propose that it is without fear of contradiction that today I heard absolutely nothing. I mean zero itself. A small but perfectly formed Noreasterly did circus tricks in Dundrum Bay, whipping black snow squalls across solstice sunbursts and steaming up bifocals from the Black Stairs to Blaeberry. Underfoot, creamy snow swirls gripped like glue then suddenly, ice traps hungry for your soul, on its return from the rocks below. A black dog scoured white Donard for its invisible human, unhinged by this monochrome world. Children squealed primate squeals across ancient valleys and a fool with crampons failed to escape my sarcasm. Kit of every colour but today, only black against this postcard white. Commedagh never fails to surprise. We trudge on to her, expecting little and float off, our heads full of magic sparkles. I have noted before in this organ the merits of low level walking at this time of year and do so again: North off Commedagh takes you into a disused fire chute now inhabited by faeries. A tunnel of dark moss, boulders and mushrooms, wherein there will be a theft. Your heart. Actually today I thought it was my ears. I have never not heard anything before, quite the way that I not heard anything there today. You get the picture which never also have I seen so not moving. Boy was it still. This winter, forego the excitement of a fractured femur beneath some heathen crag and go for zero instead.
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Fothair na Manach
Fergalo a day ago.
Fothair na Manach is one of the remotest, most spectacular & magical sites in Ireland and barely accessible. It lies jus walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland)

  
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Carran: Several approachs
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 and follow a track from W043 68...

  
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An Cheathr˙ Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell a day ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

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Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
The shortest approach to Carran S top is from Bealick. Starting from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran ...

  
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No Green Card Required!
liz50 a day ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
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Near Brandon Group (Ireland)
Fergalo 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1112m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Piaras Mor thuai...

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Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV 2 days ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV 2 days ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV 2 days ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 3 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

  
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An Starraicin
Fergalo 2 days ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

  
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Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV 3 days ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...


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