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wicklore
2010-08-17 23:26:17
Mountain Rescue - Glendalough
Wicklow Mountain Rescue performed a rescue of note on Saturday last, 14th August that will be of interest to those familiar with Glendalough or who plan to visit the remarkable valley. The popular Miner’s Track leads along the north side of the Upper Lake and brings the walker to the ruins of the Miners Village before climbing alongside the Glenealo River. This is the route taken by those going to or coming from a circuit of Glendalough along the Spink boardwalk. The rescue occurred amongst the crags and scree slopes of the northern cliffs which tower above the Miner’s Village. Mountain Rescue responded to a call for assistance from a woman who had informed the National Park staff and emergency services that her husband had become stuck in the crags (known as becoming ‘crag-fast’) while scrambling with his 20yr-old son.

Both Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team attended the scene. A rope rescue was put in place and a rescuer was lowered from above to secure the stranded man. Unable to move, the man in his 50's could have fallen to severe injury without the intervention of the rescue service. Once he was suitably roped and secured he was raised from his position to a secure area. From here another five rescuers were able to assist him back through the scree to the valley floor. Thankfully both the rescued and rescuers all made a safe descent.

As usual our appreciation and thanks should go to those Mountain Rescue team members who went into the hills to bring others to safety
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 6 hours ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 10 hours ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 10 hours ago.
View from the west.

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 10 hours ago.
View from the east.

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 10 hours ago.
Picture from the west.

  
Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 12 hours ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 12 hours ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.

  
Summit Summary
Buckaun East: Bump at the end of Buckaun ridge.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 12 hours ago.
This summit is almost an Arderin and almost a Carn. It makes a handy extra stop on the fringes of Maumtrasna, a place notoriously devoid of relief.

  
Summit Comment
Tievecrom: Ring of Hills
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Coming down off Slieve Gullion (Culann's Mtn) you get this lovely framed view of Forkhill sandwiched between Croslieve and Tievecrom. It's easy to understand how a village might pop up in such a n...

Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Summit Comment
Barr na Coilleadh: Shapely perhaps phallic tower.
simon3 2 days ago.
Barnacuillew and it's Irish Aviation Authority radome pictured from the north.

  
Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 2 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce


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