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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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Forum: General
THE POWER OF WORDS
Pepe 9 hours ago.
There I was scratching around on Slieve Binnian. Up top, I bumped into a couple out hillwalking for the day. Pleasantries were exchanged – which way did you come up, fabulous views, the weather – ...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Binnian: Mind how you go on a route Not Recommended
Pepe 13 hours ago.
Climbed this yesterday on the route leading from Brackenagh Bridge. Chose this route because I wanted to do Moolieve and the Wee Binnian on the way up. On a plus note a local farmer kindly let me ...

  
Track
Buckaun - Binnaw circuit.
simon3 15 hours ago.
Hydro scheme at Lough Nadirkmore.The walk starts from a point high in an east facing coum of Maumtrasna. This road goes walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 368m, Area: Partry/Joyce Country (Ireland)

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An Bhinn Bhuí: A spectacular landscape
Damian120 14 hours ago.
It's a seldom-visited area of County Mayo yet it boasts some of the most impressive coastal architecture in the entire country. After spending five years covering and exploring the landscape of th...

  
Track
Croghan Kinsella
jgfitz a day ago.
This is a variation on track #3938, so I will avoid repeating the comments made there, with which I fully agree. This... walk, Len: 11.4km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan

  
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Knocknalougha South Top
Onzy a day ago.
Route to Knocknalougha South Top from Crow Hill carpark ... as outlined by melohara on the Hill Page... walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 430m, Area: Knocknalougha South Top, Knockmealdown Mo...

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Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
Track
12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 3 days ago.
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Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Forum: General
Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
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Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Pigeon Rock itself, but can be done in isolation if you want. Car park can be found at 234 278 A. Take the track directly across the road that follows the Rocky Ri...


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