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2007-01-30 12:53:51
Take those chains..
I completely agree with dmiriam. We need to get free of our compasses. Like him, I've walked in the hills of Southern Spain. I'd no compass, some scant instructions and a badly photocopied map. I was reasonably successful but got laughed at by Gill, who'd no idea where she was, for my obvious anxiety. What caused the anxiety? I'd got myself tied to the idea of a fixed route and deviation was just wrong. If we shed the artificial tools and stick to the principle of starting finishing and enjoying the journey, we'll be better off.

I can feel a challenge coming on. What about travelling from Clifden to Tourmakeady without aids. No map, no compass, no watch, no GPS, no use of public roads. I'm reaching here because I've not been East of the Maamturks but it looks like wilderness. Obviously you'd want to wait till the days were a little longer but it could be a giggle.

Incidentally while appreciating Cra's ovine ramblings, I did wonder if Irish shepherds resemble their Scottish equivalents. I'm convinced they get dubbed on TV because the ones I've encountered call the dogs with the sort of language that would cause sideways glances at a Leith dockers' soiree. More a sort of vagina monologue really.
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Ski tour on Tonelagee
Dubwalker 7 hours ago.
March 2018. When the roads were finally cleared a second dusting of snow made for nice ski touring on Tonelagee. We star walk, Len: 2.9km, Climb: 251m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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jackill 9 hours ago.
I started hillwalking in mid 2003 after being pestered by a friend of mine to try it. The first walk was 10 km with a total climb of about 300 meters - and I nearly died! The funny thing was I kep...

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The Derryveagh Mountains to the sea.
jackill 9 hours ago.
On a blustery St.Patricks day Bleck Cra and I with a few old scavenger buddies headed up, and were almost blown off, Errigal.As it turns out though it gave some great opportunities to catch up esp...

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Black Hill: Against the Odds
Geansai a day 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...

Devil's Glen
jgfitz 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 409m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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

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Those thieving Cork Bas*#?&$ !
jackill 10 hours ago.
Apparently we may need to consider moving one of our mountains south a bit. Apparently an eagle eyed Donegal resident spotted this in a picture at Cork airport. And sure we've also stolen Rory Gal...

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

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie 2 days 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.

Dolmen Loop Lisvarrinane
mlmoroneybb a day 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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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes a week ago.
Pilgrimage : The Road To SantiagoFriday BBC2 9pmMountainViews Irish Mountain Gathering preferred MC of choice - Ed Byrne - can be seen as he walks with friends (kind of) on a three part travelogue...

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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