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dhmiriam
2007-02-05 21:59:45
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How have I managed – (in an effort to cajole folk to stop squabbling about which is the best piece of orienteering equipment) – to instruct folk to go without any, up a strange mountain, (strange to them not strange as and of itself) which appears to them like a wilderness that they have not been to yet? And for a giggle!!
Just to refresh folk I did instruct to bring the lot, because the likelihood is one will require at least a map and compass at some point and maybe even a mobile phone, generally at the very point where one turns one’s ankle of a late evening with heavy fog falling on the already vacuous and it will be at that point that one will find out which piece of equipment suits them best, personally, ending the tiresome arguments, but only if they’ve gone equipped! The hidden key - an addendum only to those with map reading capabilities.
Sheep herding was never my forte, even on the hills I know like my own thumbprint, so to the tune BleckCra hums while pulling furballs from his backteeth, save the mountain rescue folk from fools, bring your navigation tools, the ones you prefer the best. Travel sensibly and educatedly. Save mountainview folk who would give their eye teeth to travel again the vistas you consume like one hour more on a treadmill, but who for one reason or another, illness injury or infirmity, are limited to website, the marvelous rendering of incline and effort one reads there, the breath taking steal of summit that some folk recreate and enthrall the rest of us with and you may understand the small tolerance for irritating squabbles.
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High tour of Clare Island
simon3 14 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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