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Harry Goodman
2010-04-09 21:22:55
Slieve Beagh SE Top Summit Co-ordinates
I have read Wicklore's comments on Slieve Beagh SE Top with great interest and would like to add the following comments. There is a difference between the OSNI Sheet 18 and the OSNI Sheet 28A both of which cover this top. Using Sheet 18 I agree with three5fourO's summit comments that the MV GR H532437 would leave the walker below the 370 contour and, in my view therein lies the problem. I think Sheet 18 is incorrect. On OSI Sheet 28A there is a distinct ring contour for 370m which extends further N than that on the OSNI Sheet 18. If you use OSI Sheet 28A then the MV co-ordinates fall just on the N tip of the contour and I assume, allowing for a margin of error, they could lie within same. When I was there at my second time of trying in August 2006 the weather was good and it was not difficult to find the peaty hummock that marked the high point. Indeed given a number of recent sorties in the Sperrins where some tops are so flat that a number of clumps of rushes could vie with each other as the highest point, this was not the case on Slieve Beagh SE Top. Even the most fastidious walker would not have to tramp around too much to satisfy her/himself that the high point had been covered. This said I agree fully with Wicklore that the need for an accurate grid reference is essential for this top in poor visibility, although I cannot imagine why anyone would want to be up there in such conditions, even in search of a county top! In my comments on Slieve Beagh SE Top I indicated that my GPS reading confirmed the accuracy of the MV reference. In this regard I would add that I was at the time newly fangled with same and was still very much depending on map and compass (as I know I always should be!!). I may therefore have read only the six digit reference from my GPS rather than the full ten digits. This said I have not the slighest doubt that all three of us three5fourO, Wicklore and myself have all stood on the highest point in Monaghan. Next person up there with a GPS can substantiate the accuracy of the GR. Given Wicklores comments I will make some adjustment to my original Summit Comments on this Top. As for his concerns about the mysterious footprints in the snow I would refer him to an article written around 1997 by Pat Lynch "Do you believe in ghosts,ghosts, ghosts....? a short report of walking the County Tops and at one time accessible from http:/www.mountaineering.ie//features/general/lynch.htm In this article he tells about how he encountered the ghost of Eshbrack...! Maybe Wicklore's wife is right and he has walked alone for long enough. I met him in Dublin at the talk given by Simon last month and found him an eminently sensible person. Maybe.............?
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