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simon3
2010-03-30 21:36:22
The Mountain Rescue of a dog.
Wicklows Mountain Rescue Teams responded this afternoon to a rather unusual request for assistance from the Spink Mountain in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Rescuers had been taking part in a technical rescue training exercise in Dalkey Quarry in South Dublin when the call for help came through from a young family after their dog fell a considerable distance on steep ground, leaving them gravely concerned for the animals welfare.

The owners were very keen to do whatever they could to help their pet, but agreed to wait for the Mountain Rescue team to arrive on scene, lest they themselves ended up in trouble.

The dog, a jack russell named Sally, had slipped over the edge of the cliff-top high above the upper lake in Glendalough and came to rest approximately 100 meters down from the top on very difficult terrain.

A technical rope rescue system was quickly put in place to allow some of the teams rope rescue specialists abseil (descend) down to Sally's location. They were then able to safely climb back up to the top with the animal where she was reunited with a very thankful owner. Incredibly, Sally was not badly injured in the fall.

We'd like to thank the agencies inviolved in this operation:

Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT
An Garda Siochana

Paul Gilbert (PRO)
Dublin & Wicklow MRT
087 9125835

Hugh McLindon (PR)
Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT
086 8520962


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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 16 hours ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 19 hours ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 19 hours ago.
View from the west.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 2 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 2 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 19 hours ago.
View from the east.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 2 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 20 hours ago.
Picture from the west.

Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 21 hours ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 22 hours ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.


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