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Long ago and far a.. by jackill   (Show all posts)
Bleck Cra
2010-05-02 22:20:11
"Faha Horizon" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Faha Horizon (Contract pics)

SCAVVY 3
For those of us not up on the truly important events in the hillwalking calendar, may I present the “Scavvy Walk”. The Scavenger Walk was formed by Jackill in Spring 09, re-formed by myself Autumn 09; and on the occasion of May 1 2010, de-formed by Wicklore and Dbloke. The objective of the Scavenger Walk is to effect social intercourse between members of mountainviews dot ayeee twice a year, by way of predetermined walks somewhere in the oul sod. Thus, they remember why it is 6 months since they last met and wish it were longer. Scavvy 1 was a fine yomp on to Carrauntouhill joined by people we didn’t know or had ever heard of. Scavvy 2 was a bright saunter across 2 Mourne tops with a sound turnout of mviewers and partners. Scavvy 3, Saturday past, was an excellent clatter along the Faha Ridge in Dingle – visibilility on/off/on/off, scenery mindblowing, terrain medium to medium plus - and elicited attendances by 4 stalwarts: Jackill, Wicklore, Dbloke and myself. There could have been more, but Jackill couldn’t organize sheep trials in a Ballymena hoorhouse. Jackill’s tough, gritty hillwalking skills were soon offset by his debatable sense of direction (bad, bold GPS); Wicklore contributed characteristic effacement of his comprehensive capabilities and experience of things hills; and Dbloke, abiding amongst these delicious mountains contributed his endless knowledge of same and everything else – being English. We kicked off just South of the Faha Ridge, on to the lip of Brandon, thence to Mas an Tiompan, Faill an tSais and so to a tarmac return home which we hoped/thought would never end. A spectacular walk and many thanks to leader, the Jackill who is not impressed by unconstrained holiday-home erection in Dingle and banged on endlessly about ballcocks and manholes …….
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Summit Comment
Knockbwee: Summit Revealed
CaminoPat 2 hours ago.
From the south, parking available for only one car at W124 775. Proceed uphill from junction with local road in a NNW direction along a rough stone covered road until you come to a six bar field g...

  
Track
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jgfitz 8 hours ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
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simon3 18 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
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Colin Murphy a day ago.
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eamonoc
eamonoc 2 days ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill a day ago.
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Summit Comment
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Colin Murphy a day ago.
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Track
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strangeweaver 4 days ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 5 days ago.
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
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