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During recent preparations for an ascent of Carrauntoohil with my 15 year old son I had a careful look at the accident statistics, the Kerry Mountain Rescue website and so forth to help choose a safe route ( about which more anon). I was surprised to happen upon a YouTube link showing an actual helicopter rescue from Carrauntoohil. According to the supporting text a hillwalker dislocated his knee near the summit and had to be winched to safety. The "lead in" to the short film shows a University of Limerick Outdoor Pursuits Club banner, but who knows if some third party was making mischief? In any event, I presume that the large group appearing in the piece knew that their colleague's life was in no danger because a few of them were in rather good "form". Even so, I personally cringed that there should be such merriment while the rescue services were doing their dangerous work. Perhaps I have forgotten the many follies of my youth. Perhaps fear and excitement go together? I submit the link so that you, the viewer, can form your own judgment, and secondly, because I think that we might occasionally add a further dimension to this wonderful site by uploading our own little mountain movies on YouTube and link into them. Copy and paste this link (into the web address bar): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt2Mn2ucN6w The subject of the film is almost certainly the same incident as appears on the Kerry Mountain Rescue website: "19th NOV 2005. CARRAUNTOOHIL. RESCUE.Killarney Gardaí alerted the Team following a report that a walker had dislocated his knee on the ridge between Caher and Carrauntoohil, and a full callout was initiated. The Team requested the assistance of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter which was able to carry out a successful evacuation of the casualty." One last thought! If anyone reading this knows "Conor" - the young gentleman who was rescued - I would love to hear his personal account of the entire incident. Not too many walkers are winched from Carrauntoohil, and the film has been viewed nearly 12,000 times. His story could make history!
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High tour of Clare Island
simon3 15 hours ago.
walk, Len: 15.0km, Climb: 622m, Area: Knocknaveen, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Kno...

  
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Glencullin ridge to Ben Bury/Mweelrea
markwallace a day ago.
This route was suggested by the Grade 1 scramble up the Glencullin Ridge described in Alan Tees? Scrambles in Ulster ... walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Ben Bury, Mweelrea Mountains (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An unremarkable summit, worth the visit for the views.
David-Guenot a day ago.
The summit is unremarkable though easy to spot as it lies along the fence.

Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An easy stroll from Caherbarnagh.
David-Guenot a day ago.
There is a gate to cross when coming down from the cairn at the NE end of the main Caherbarnagh ridge (I found it was actually easier to cross the fence just right of the gate). There is a faint t...

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: A worthwhile addition.
David-Guenot a day ago.
This summit is easily reached from the main Caherbarnagh ridge and seems easy enough to get to from Curracahill as well. If coming from Caherbarnagh, best is to cross the fence just before the col...

  
Summit Comment
The Paps East: Two shapely hills.
TommyV 4 days ago.
There is a forestry road in the Clydagh Valley with parking at W12955 83343. Following this road will lead you out onto the open mountain. From here it's a steep pull up to spot height 562 metres ...

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Dart & Sawel
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
(Note: the time is bonkers, and the ascent isn't right either, but hey, at least the distance is correct. And it ende... walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 635m, Area: Dart Mountain, Sperrin Mountains (Irelan

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh: A mini horseshoe
TommyV 4 days ago.
I mostly followed Aidands directions. There is now a sign on the road marking the path for the Dulhallow Way at beside the bungalow mentioned by Aidand, and several more going through the private ...

  
Summit Comment
Musheramore: Follow the fence.
TommyV 4 days ago.
As mentioned in other comments the entrance to the Millstreet County Park is an ideal spot to approach Musheramore from. Over the stile across the road and simply hand rail the fence all the way t...

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MV Members Walk - Mournes, 06/04/2019
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
A fun time was had by all as we went up Donard by Thomas' Mountain, dropped down to the Brandy Pad before meandering ... walk, Len: 13.7km, Climb: 1191m, Area: Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains (Irelan

  
Summit Comment
Knockchree: A nice forest trail takes you up
Pepe 6 days ago.
Various scraps of metal litter the summit area: an old mast stay, plus various other bits and pieces. Perhaps they're the remnants of comms masts or maybe an old military watch station from back i...

  
Summit Comment
Scarr North-West Top: Bird's eye view
Colin Murphy 6 days ago.
The descent from Scarr NW affords fine views of the Glenmacnass Waterfall and the expansive valley below it, far better than you'll get when you're at road level.


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