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What is a group of Giraffes called?
A very enjoyable night was had at the Walkers Association of Ireland quiz held Wednesday night in aid of Irish Mountain Rescue Association. A team was cobbled together to carry the Mountainviews flag. We came a respectable third place against stiff opposition. (and yes there were more than three teams!)

There was a healthy mixture of hillwalking related questions, general knowledge and obscure trivia. An appropriate amount of heckling and booing took place at the organisers when they insisted the number 9 occurs 19 times between 1 and 100. (We got the correct answer - can you work it out?) Also what is the collective term for a group of giraffes? Or which Irish racecouse has all the vowels in its name? How about who rode on a horse naked through the streets of Coventry?

Here are a few of the hillwalking related questions also. How would you do?

In which mountain range is Lyracappul?

What is the height of Carrauntoohil in metres?

What is the lake to the south of Cloghernagh in Wicklow?

In which mountain range is Wolftrap Mountain?

What is the name of the lake on the north east side of Tonelagee in Wicklow?

In which mountain range is the Big Gun?

In which county would you find Derryclare and the Derryclare Horseshoe?

Think these are easy? Well watch out for the next quiz and pit youself against some like-minded souls! If you require the answer to any of these questions feel free to post the request! And always remember - a group of owls is called a parliament of owls!
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12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy an hour ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

  
Summit Comment
Knockroe: Where Summits relocate with No Plate Movement
CaminoPat a day ago.
Knockroe summit is listed as being located in County Cork. The correct location however is County Waterford. Déise abú.

  
Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin 6 days 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!

Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous ...

  
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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...

  
Summit Comment
Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Approaching from Rocky Mountain summit requires a bit of up-and-down trekking, as it is necessary to first ascend Tornamrock and then drop down again to a the col to the south before ascending Wee...

Forum: General
Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07 3 days ago.
That sounds good Peter... I can't seem to find the article, is it on here somewhere? Big fan of the Bob Graham loop, etc. so would be on for anything really that involves running up, down and betw...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 381m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

Summit Comment
Rocky Mountain: Pony express
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Seeing a group of about 7 or 8 ponies at the top of a mountain was a first for me. I did a little research and apparently these animals are wild, (according to a NI veterinarian group.) I also dis...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greek Islands: Kalymnos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 1.8km, Climb: 183m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()


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