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CaptainVertigo
2010-10-01 21:42:19
Bleck is Bleck
I am currently preparing myself mentally and physically for the FIFTH SCAVENGER WALK which is to be held in Wicklow on Saturday 9th October 2010. To this end I have embarked on a program of research of the history of such walks on this site. My first task has been to re-read the entire content of Motley Views. It was a pleasure. As I write there are 145 pages of such views but the number grows larger from week to week. Oh how I wept as I read the first entry dated Christmas Eve 2004 (after midnight) as Djouce uttered the prescient words: "Maybe this could be used as a Noticeboard NW?". How Djouce managed to get his spoke in before Simon3 I know not. Maybe Djouce is some form of alter ego of the Great One? Simon3 didn't respond for over a month and it was February 17th 2005 before SDillmore managed the third contribution! From ugly ducklings such as these came the swan that flies before you.
It was always my intention to annotate the sources of my History of the MV Scavenger Walks (which will be published in a number of Volumes) in a way that would permit readers to check the authorities. Footnotes may seem tiresome now but in a few years you will thank me. In any event I have been stymied before "take off" on that score. You see the Motley pages never maintain the same number because the system is designed so that the most recent page is designated No.1 and so on! Consequently, if I refer to a contribution by Wicklore at Page 46 today that page will have a completely different number next week. Oh hell...Is there any point in me writing a half history? Perhaps I should pack it in?
But, since I have just re-read Motley Views there is something important to be said from those pages. Bleck Cra quite properly praised me to the heights in his recent contributions. Although others may find him a bit salty on occasion I have found him nothing but deferential, and he has the charming telephone manner of a SKY TV receptionist. Rarely has it been necessary to take him to task but when I have to, I have to, and in fairness, he accepts a reprimand rather stoicly. In the course of a recent piece praising my praise of Ahendroff , the poor Bleck betrayed a certain paranoia, even Zenophobia . He failed to embrace wholehearted my use of the phrase "one of our own" in relation to the worthy Hendroff. Now please understand that I unhesitatingly give the Cra-thur the Norn Iron "discount" in relation to such matters. But even so...even so...Does he not see that we are a Band of...Siblings? Does he not realise that no matter what divides us, we are bound together irrevocably in the pursuit of happiness on the hills? So when he speaks of the inevitable divergance of views so manifest amongst the members in this place, let him remember that what binds us together is far more powerful than what keeps us apart. Please, Bleck, no sulking. As my history will reveal it was you who convened the first Scavvy as far back as 2009-04-27 at 23:02:56 Simon Time
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Harry Goodman an hour ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

  
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Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 2 hours ago.
Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)...

  
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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

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Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy 11 hours ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy 12 hours ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

  
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Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 12 hours ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 2 days ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...

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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 4 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Corraun Hill: Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around L737 943. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over s...

  
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molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 3 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome


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