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Bleck Cra
2010-08-06 00:21:27
"Bridge that Gap with Cadbury
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“ist” is bad: rac-ist, sex-ist, age-ist, ameth-yst. ….and fat-ist …? Apparently the mantra is “we choose to be fat”. I doubt we do. We choose to eat too much cake, the corollary of which is to be fat – which is also bad. Boy, were there some big ones in the Mournes on Sunday. Unusually so. Or is it just that girth has become inevitable? But the fact that fatbum and his/her wobbly spouse is in the Mournes is good enough for me. Whether for their health, an aspiration for Twiggy-like dimensions or the craic, I welcome them to these magical mountains and to my bosom, inadequate as it is by comparison.
Anyway, that’s not why I am on. Thumbnail maps. They should all have a health warning. On Sunday I met the bearer of one on the way up and another at the same spot, on the way down. Both stood befuddled and undecided – undecided if they should press on to their death or ask for help. The second was a photocopy of a reasonable attempt: author, the boyfriend who was running up and down mountains somewhere and said map would keep herself happy. I gathered this from her melancholic tone. The first was buried in a beautiful little hardback book: comprising 4 dots joined up on an A7 page and a few words of encouragement. Ridiculous when you consider these mountains will kill you stone dead if you screw up. He was nodding and smiling; she was all biz – and adrift. The map had encouraged her and then it had abandoned her – and how much use is that? A fat lot. So … buy the lovely book and read it in front of a roaring log fire. For the mountains, a 1:25,000 is a much better idea.
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Forum: General
More Mount Brandon
tomlug48 8 hours ago.
On the way to the summit

  
Summit Summary
Binn Charrach: NE finger from the Twelve Bens offers a way in.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 16 hours ago.
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversi...

  
Summit Summary
Bencorrbeg: Shapely outlier, serious scrambling.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 18 hours ago.
Bencorbeg dominates views from the mouth of the Gleninagh Valley. Although only 577m, the full extent of this height is seen when the mountain is viewed from north or east, as the mountain plunges...

Summit Comment
Inis Leacan: Island south of Roundstone.
simon3 3 days ago.
Inishlacken is a small island south of Roundstone. Here it is viewed from Inishnee.

  
Summit Comment
Oileán an Chlaí: Island in Bertraghboy Bay
simon3 3 days ago.
Oghly Island is around 250m from the driveable Inishnee island.

  
Track
Beast of Bencorrbeg tackled from the south.
simon3 3 days ago.
As many others have said Bencorrbeg is a serious scrambling challenge. This track was an attempt to reach it from the ... walk, Len: 14.0km, Climb: 669m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

Summit Comment
Lettershinna Hill: Grass top, distant heights.
simon3 3 days ago.
As paddyhillsbagger found, the Bens form a backdrop to the top of Lettershinna. This picture was taken during a generally mist covered period one May day.

  
Track
Wicklow: Glenmalure to Glendalough
Onzy 4 days ago.
Glenmalure to Glendalough viw Wicklow Way & the Spinc... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 540m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Track
The Heights of Malta
madfrankie 3 days ago.
When you're considering hiking trips abroad, Malta is not likely to be high on anyone's list. It's small and the human f walk, Len: 8.4km, Climb: 40m, Area: Malta, Dingli ()

Summit Summary
Benglenisky: Southern Bens easiest way up.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Driving towards Clifden along the N59, go 2km past the Benlettery Hostel and take the minor road on the right. I.5km along this, at point L750 499, there is a large space for parking on the right,...

  
Track
Waterfalls Galore
march-fixer 4 days ago.
There are two major waterfalls in Jamaica. Dunn's River Falls and Reach Falls. Reach Falls is by far the most beautiful walk, Len: 6.2km, Climb: 109m, Area: Jamaica, Portland ()

  
Summit Comment
Binn Bhriocáin: Rocky top from afar.
simon3 3 days ago.
The rocky top of Letterbreckaun viewed from Bencorrbeg in the Twelve Bens which is 4.5km away.


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