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Hi All,Any reports.. by decmccormac   (Show all posts)
simon3
2010-01-12 23:01:19
Satnav - don't you love it.
You really must resist schadenfreude on this one.

Last night, volunteers from the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team went to the assistance of a stranded motorist and his passengers in a remote mountain pass near Aughavannagh, Co Wicklow. The passengers of the vehicle were a film crew from SKY news who were in Ireland to interiew some high profile Irish authors. After completing an interview with a famous Irish author near Moyne in South Wicklow they attempted to travel back to Dublin. They made use of a satnav system installed in the rental vehicle, unfortunately the route chosen by the satnav sent them on a picturesque tour of the back roads and mountain passes of South Wicklow. It lead them from Aughavannagh up the steep incline to Slievemann - a mountain pass which leads down into the Glenmalure valley. Once they got into difficulty in the deep snow they sensibly alerted the Gardai, who requested the help of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team. Team members questioned the driver about the exact location and with some effort managed to get to them around 6pm last night, The occupants were evacuated to safety and spent a more comfortable evening in the Woodenbridge Hotel. A Team member helped the crew retrieve their vehicle this morning.

Ann Fitzpatrick (PR)
Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT
086 3874147

Mountain Rescue is a registered charity
GOIMRT - Charity No. : CHY 3950
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eamonoc
eamonoc 8 hours ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 2 days ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...

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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 3 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Corraun Hill: Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around L737 943. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over s...

  
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molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 2 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

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Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
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Kilfarrasy Hill: What Lies Beneath is better than What Lies Up Top
Pepe 3 days ago.
You can drive over this. A very minor public road connects Kilfarassy with the R675 northeast of Annestown. This road crests the exact top of Kilfarassy Hill. A much better way of doing it is to p...

  
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Puglia: Trajan Way to Ostuni
Onzy 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 264m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

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Reviewers wanted.
simon3 4 days ago.
Interested in reviewing either of two new books?Mourne and Cooley Mountains is by Adrian HendroffThe Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown and Slieve Bloom is from John G. O’Dwyer. Let us know at admin@...

  
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Westtown Hill: The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Pepe 3 days ago.
Curiosity made me investigate Westown Hill, having blissfully passed within a hundred metres of its ‘summit’ many a time on walks, drives and cycles. The top lies up a tarmac road leading west off...

  
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spiider28 2 weeks ago.
Thanks for the detailed advice @kernowclimber, really appreciate it


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