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Bleck Cra
2010-01-17 23:10:58
"Meelbeg somewhere in there" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Meelbeg somewhere in there (Contract pics)

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Here, in the North, there is a question on everyones lips. No, its not will Obama pull Bushs invaders out of Afghanistan; neither is it will Iran reduce Israel to the dust that is Solomons temple; nor is it will the entire wealth of the world make the slightest difference to hated Haiti. The question that scorches the lips of pundits across this state is .. how does Irish Robinson like her sausages or something. While cackling hysterically through one of these dustbins calling itself a newspaper, I stumbled upon a piece relating the story of the Mourne Mountain Rescue scooping a caz off Meelbeg at the end of last week. Long beards on this website will recall the Cra once savaging the Mourne Rescue for what in his opinion was an imperfect operation. The Rescue defended itself vigorously and the matter sank into Dundrum Bay. My prob with the Mourne Rescue is I dont like them however if they are saving your life it hardly matters if you think they have lovely eyes. Anyway, implicit in the piece, some banana and his mate took his free-with-gravy garden tent up on to Meelbeg in the worse conditions Ireland has seen in decades and nearly died. It was dark, merciless winds reduced the tent to rags and sticks; then in some push for survival, he bust his leg and gave his mate the chance to do what he probably had been wanting to do for hours ie phone the Rescue. Up they come an hour and a half on to Meelbeg with full kit. Fab! Two hours off in unspeakably difficult conditions drifting, ice, a landscape of springs, holes, rocks and endless wet. Spectacular! For mountain rescues, this is as good as it gets and today MMR, you have my respect.
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Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 an hour ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
Track
Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 12 hours ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 13 hours ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the track makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for e...

Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT a day ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

  
Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
Summit Comment
Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 4 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

Forum: General
When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 4 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
Track
Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

Summit Comment
The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 4 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Bibliography
Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 4 days ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book Iíll hang on to knowing Iíll return to it again and again.I donít know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
Track
January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...


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