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Bleck Cra
2010-01-17 23:10:58
"Meelbeg somewhere in there" from Bleck Cra 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
Slieve Beg: Southern plunge
simon3 an hour ago.
The famous side of Slieve Beg is the NE, gashed by the Devils Coachroad. However the SE side also has its drama.Taken on a frosty slippy day from Cove.

  
Summit Comment
Chimney Rock Mountain: Rock, cloud and sea.
simon3 an hour ago.
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan an Cove.

  
Track
Pic de Cresp
David-Guenot 18 hours ago.
walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1190m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

Forum: General
James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
simon3 a day ago.
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin24th Jan Thurles25th Jan NewryDetails here: https://mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=2214The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maint...

  
Summit Comment
Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
Summit Summary
Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

Summit Comment
Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 2 days ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 2 days ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo

Summit Comment
Slievenaglogh: Pleasant 90 Minute Stroll
Pepe 5 days ago.
A blanket of cloud covered the higher Cooleys from Foxe's Rock to Foye but Slievenagloch was in the clear - happy days! Lots of logging activity at 9.30 of a Monday morning, so no space to park at...

  
Summit Comment
Mangerton: The Lake District
TommyV 6 days ago.
Scapania's directions to the start are perfect. It's possible to make a looped walked taking in Stoompa and Mangerton which will allow for great views of so many lakes I won't list them. It's a fa...

  
Summit Comment
Naweeloge Top: Meh
magnumpig 6 days ago.
I followed Sandmans instructions - thanks for those - it's a bit of a time consuming and boring climb, and the views from the top arent great. I wouldnt prioritise it if you have time constraints ...


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