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Bleck Cra
2006-01-05 21:12:08
"The right kit and you get this. Free." from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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Carry it off
What to carry ….. ? “I told the boy with the boat and him in the helicopter to hop it, because I put my faith in thee God. So how is it I now find myself before you, drenched to the gusset and dead as a kipper?” “Well stupid, who do you think sent the boat and the helicopter?” If you want God to be with you in the hills, use what he gives you - brains. Follows, a description of kit a la Cra. Abhorring cosmetic applications for men as I do, it came as a surprise (eons ago) to the local pharmacist to sell me a bottle of pheromone-loaded gloop. The free bum-bag therewith comprised my first ever hillwalking kit and I still wear one, for’d, to carry camera, binos, compass, foil blanket and flashable light; compass and light tied in. Balancing aft, a small, sound day sac with accessible pockets and enough straps to audition for late night C4 - and therein one oversized bombproof layer - perfect size keeps you in your modelling job; big size keeps you alive. Stuffed also into sac, waterproof over-trousers. In outside sac pockets, pair of waterproof gloves, waterproof hat and buff. Accessibility is key. Simple calorie-laden rations - to be plundered in extremis, like not enough gas to get home. If you want to eat dinner, eat it at a dinner table; if you want to walk the hills, walk the hills. C’est ca. Soft-framed shades that second as goggles. Waterproof map in a map pocket, on a lanyard to the sac. Rest of the kit? Wear it - including gaiters, discarding them only in the highest and driest of summers. Too much kit on: warm for a bit. Too little kit on: cold for eternity. 25 years to construct.
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Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 less than an hour ago.
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map...

  
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Adding markers to descriptions
donalhunt an hour ago.
In some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a summary of how to specify the...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 4 hours ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

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MV Annual Gathering & Awards night
Onzy 5 hours ago.
As many of you will know, once yearly MV present award certificates for completion of the various hill lists on the site. This years event will take place on 23rd February, (7.30 for 8pm) in the L...

  
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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 6 hours ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 7 hours ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

Bibliography
Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 8 hours ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book I’ll hang on to knowing I’ll return to it again and again.I don’t know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 8 hours ago.
This book is a travel guide to the west coast of Ireland. It has 224 pages and numerous photographs and outline maps.

  
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Hillwalking Talk GOING AHEAD tonight.
simon3 11 hours ago.
Currently the hillwalking talk as advertised here tonight Weds 17 Jan:https://mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2018-01/IS going ahead.In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed then...

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Skye video
David-Guenot 14 hours ago.
My latest video, "A beautiful, windy evening on Marsco" is on here:https://youtu.be/7ojYR2BF-RY

  
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Irish runners in the Spine Race
IainT 2 days ago.
Two Irish runners are doing well in the Montane Spine Race, which started on sunday morning. It's 268 miles up the Pennine Way, unsupported, in January, so a real toughie. Eoin Keith from Cork is ...

  
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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara a day ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...


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