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2005-11-26 23:51:28
Um, What to Pack?
It's about what's appropriate. In Ireland on high ground away from roads, you need wet gear, change of clothing etc. Accidents don't happen very often, but they do happen. I have personally been at incidents from twisted ankles, broken legs, falls and a tragic fatality. On most of these occasions it usually involved hours waiting outside. Once I was near an accident on Mullaghanattin - broken leg. It took a day to get the patient down because of high winds and some of the party involved had to stay with the patient in the snow. So prepare. Bring extra clothing and first aid. Replace the first aid every 2 or 3 years where you don't use it because the plasters probably won't be sticky and the sterile pads probably aren't. Bring reserve food and drink. Bring a waterproofed map and compass and know how to use them without supervision. Start with a prepared idea of where you are going and how long all of your party are going to take. Bring a fully charged mobile phone but know you can't rely on it. Bring a torch with batteries you checked.

You will need at least a 45 litre rucksack to put this into.
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Black Hill: Against the Odds
Geansai 9 hours ago.
After reading about it in the Ireland lonely planet walking guide ,did the second leg of the Antrim Hills way from the Larne- Ballymena road jump off point to Glenarm the day after the hurricane l...

Near Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 141m, Area: Galty Mountains (Ireland)

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FrankMc1964 a day ago.
Navigate most of the mountains along the west................member of Limerick Climbing Club.....One of the founder members of Mountain Meitheal Southeast doing Path repair around the Galtees.

Dolmen Loop Lisvarrinane
mlmoroneybb 14 hours ago.
Easy walk can be completed in 2.5 hours walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 281m, Area: Slievenamuck, Galty Mountains (Ireland) S...

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Sheegouna: Tipp of the iceberg #2
madfrankie a day ago.
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn

Pigeon Rock Mountain & South Top
Trailtrekker a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 192m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ir...

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie a day ago.
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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Kinnaveagh: Glenveagh
jackill 2 days ago.
A photo looking down the beautiful Lough Beagh in Glenveagh national park with Kinnaveagh on the left overlooking Glenveagh castle and the Saggartnadooish ridge on the right.

Tievebaun and Truskmore SE Carn
peter1 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 585m, Area: Tievebaun, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Tiev...

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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 3 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

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Tievummera: Super Sheeffrys
peter1 3 days ago.
St. Patrick's Day, 2018. Halfway through this traverse I was listening to radio commentary as Ireland won a famous Grand Slam! I decided on an E-W traverse as it seems nicer to be walking towards ...

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