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Bleck Cra
2010-06-24 22:49:01
"The Big Bad Ben" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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WHATEVER YOUR BAG
A few words Wick if I might, ref the bagging/notbagging debate. When notbagging shouts “foul”, stick your fingers in your ears. Before the oul sod snaffled my thighs, my lungs, my heart and my soul, I was that bagger where bagging was born. Highland Scotland. High heather, wide bumble bees, low green hills and other such dandering pigeons were scattered by the devil wild cats of Glencoe. The first foray was the Aonach Eagach and by the time I was on the Belfast boat, I had a quarter of Scotland’s Munros pinned to the map; many of them several times over. The summit of Sciath Chuil I crawled to on my belly on foot-thick ice and a force 8. It is what bagging is about, which of course Wicklore you know only too well and for which your efforts cannot be commended enough. For those of us who don’t, here it is. The hills decide what they give us. We don’t. You may have your best day ever, eating scones at the foot of Benbulbin or hanging from an ice axe over the Big Gun. If you get it from bagging, go for it. My training was at the heels of one of the most impressive baggers in these islands, whose parents were told his life would be difficult, given walking was not really an option. By the time we got to his last Munro I was just about keeping up with him. “What are you going to do now,” I asked. “Well son,” he said “I’ll go back and have a look at them now.” Perhaps the most intense moments we will ever have is when bagging hills. Wick, you just keep doing it and best of all, reporting back.
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Quick ramble in the Galtys
jackill 9 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 520m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galtyb...

  
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Mike Rea......Outstanding !
jackill 10 hours ago.
He'd only just got out of the car and he got an award prior to commencing the Blackstairs Challenge.

  
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Mournes Bird Route
Onzy 22 hours ago.
Route from Leitrim Lodge carpark taking in Rocky Mountain, Hen, 2 Cocks, 2 Pigeons and Wee Slievemoughan walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 958m, Area: Rocky Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland...

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Near Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 7.4km, Climb: 181m, Area: Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland) ...

  
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Tonlagee via Stoney Top.
simon3 2 days ago.
Stoney Top view south.Annalecka BridgeThis walk starts from near Annalecka bridge where there is a limited amount of p... walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 659m, Area: Stoney Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) St

  
Summit Comment
Knocknamuck: Summit of the Slieveardagh Hills
Wilderness 6 days ago.
If you fancy a longer walk you can start at the car park just outside Grange at S309566. From here I walked clockwise round the Crag Forest Loop until I reached the Wellington Monument. I then joi...

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RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
muzag 4 days ago.
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/

  
Summit Comment
Slemish: tea at the top
Parts999 4 days ago.
great views my kids and i are going to as many mountian tops as we can, we call it tea at the topit great fun

  
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Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
Different finish on this year's challenge, adding some 3km over good forest tracks. Best weather conditions we could ... walk, Len: 34.2km, Climb: 1491m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mo

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Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
I had a mixed day weatherwise, with dark skies, rain and flat light one minute, and blue skies the next, but it only added to the spectacular views to be had from the summit. If anything, the view...

  
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Kenmare next week.
simon3 4 days ago.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie

  
Summit Comment
Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness 2 weeks ago.
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well ...


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