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2010-09-07 22:06:17
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Paul Revere re: Slieve Carr
Hi Paul Revere. Your recently updated comment about being able to climb Slieve Carr in 2 ½ hours is as startling as it is interesting. Your local knowledge obviously stands to you as you must know the lanes, trails and paths through the forest and bogs that may not be shown on the map. Slieve Carr is widely held to be the most remote summit in Ireland, and most contributors describe approaching from the north or south along the Bangor Trail. These routes typically involve a full day 28km return hike, or an overnight stay in the remote bog. (See my post on Slieve Carr for the ‘little tin bothy’ story!).

All other contributors who have described their route to Slieve Carr have all used the Bangor Trail for approach, and have often climbed the two Nephin Beg summits en-route. In the absence of local knowledge we have to rely on what other contributors have posted before us. At the moment the only routes and directions available on MountainViews for Slieve Carr all involve the ‘long way’ in. If you can post a route or detailed directions for the 2 ½ hour climb it would be a fabulous resource for future walkers. This would indicate a return journey of 5 hours, which would vastly reduce the current 12-14 hour return walk that day trippers must endure. (Or at least offer a choice-some walkers want the long walk!)

Slieve Carr is indeed a very remote hill – from the north or south. But in fact travelling east or west from the summit one could reach a road or houses in about 7 kms. It has been the vast bogs and forestry to the east or west that have made these approaches impractical. If you do have a new, quicker, route it would be great to share it on MountainViews and make this fine mountain available to those for whom the full day hike is not possible. (Although there is a romantic quality to having a hard to reach mountain like Slieve Carr!)

On a separate but related note, sadly when I was on Slieve Carr three weeks ago I discovered that, remote as it is, it is not beyond the reaches of the graffiti artist. My photo shows how ‘Neary’ had proclaimed his/her presence sometime in 2010. Well done Neary. I hope you’re proud of your handiwork.
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Forum: General
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David-Guenot 12 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
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Pepe 2 days ago.
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 2 days ago.
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"Werewolf? There wolf."
BleckCra a day ago.
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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 2 days ago.
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Track
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melohara 3 days ago.
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Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 2 days ago.
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donalhunt 4 days ago.
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Season's Greetings from up The Chimney
BleckCra a week ago.
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