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Bleck Cra
2010-09-26 23:17:38
"Slow Track" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Slow Track (Contract pics)

EASY GOING
People on the hill seem more interesting or is it that our year-end metabolisms go into stroll mode – and so we pay more attention? Anyway today’s route which I shall commend anon included encounters with much of Eastern Europe, a team of some impressively posh young English people, a top-end rockclimber I have been trying to identify and a Bio detective …dog. A route to commend particularly for walkers wanting to tick off big Mournes summits in a reasonably short time, includes 5 weighty tops over 700ms, being generous with Meelmore and also some magnificent scenery. Start with Donard from Newcastle’s Donard carpark, then to Commedagh, a broad ridge to Hare’s Gap, a juke ‘round the Polaphuca, up Meelmore, up Meelbeag (have you got the map out – go and get it!), a contour back to the col at Meelmore/Bearnagh, up Bearnagh, to Hare’s Gap encore, to the Donard/Commedagh saddle and back home down the Glen River. The Bio dog and its owner, who advised me its remit was to seek out germs, tracked me all the way down the Glen. A carbolic scrub when I got home.
Too many raybands for my sensibilities, cantilevered up from hairless temples; happy, comfortable 40 pluses, she winning the battle against time, he and the biscuits…., not.; gasping adolescents in runners and T-shirts; mellow campers; and low flying private planes. The expensive English, well wow! That accent that sounds like a bog roll with diamonds stuck up the nose hole, a la Zara Phillips – maybe a score of them, early 20s and completely beautiful – pouring like silk down the Brandy Pad: in their stocking soles worth anything from Ł100m. And the rockclimber – French, 40s, with an NI/Scottish twang, a hatch of small girl children. Any clues mountainviews? Great route. A must do.
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Summit Comment
Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 7 hours ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

  
Summit Comment
Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 7 hours ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
Summit Summary
Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 7 hours ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

Forum: General
The Spine Race
IainT 10 hours ago.
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in N England, run every January, often in vile conditions. Runners are unsupported but there are a few checkpoints where they can sleep or eat. ...

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 22 hours ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 22 hours ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

Track
Knocksink Wood to Glencullen and Stepaside
jgfitz 23 hours ago.
Knocksink Wood on the outskirts of Enniskerry is a lovely nature reserve. After an easy 2 km hiking, the remaining 2 km walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 578m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Slievenaglogh: Pleasant 90 Minute Stroll
Pepe 3 days ago.
A blanket of cloud covered the higher Cooleys from Foxe's Rock to Foye but Slievenagloch was in the clear - happy days! Lots of logging activity at 9.30 of a Monday morning, so no space to park at...

  
Summit Comment
Mangerton: The Lake District
TommyV 4 days ago.
Scapania's directions to the start are perfect. It's possible to make a looped walked taking in Stoompa and Mangerton which will allow for great views of so many lakes I won't list them. It's a fa...

Summit Comment
Naweeloge Top: Meh
magnumpig 4 days ago.
I followed Sandmans instructions - thanks for those - it's a bit of a time consuming and boring climb, and the views from the top arent great. I wouldnt prioritise it if you have time constraints ...

  
Track
Faroese High
mcrtchly 4 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Ben More: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a' Chroin in the distance
melohara a week ago.
Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a' Chroin in the distance from Ben More Crianlarich


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