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simon3
2010-11-25 14:09:48
Somebody's night to remember.
The Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team were this morning contacted by Gardaí to respond to a 999 call for Mountain Rescue. Two men who had set out for a day hillwalking at 11am yesterday morning, Wednesday 24th November 2010, had underestimated the time they would require to complete their intended route.
One of the men had experieced a reoccurance of a pre-exisiting medical condition which prevented him from covering any distance, and whilst they had not prepared or planned to spend the night on the hillside, they agreed to do so and make their way off the mountain in the morning. The men had ultimately found themselves in a situation where they had no torch or source of light with which to safely find a location from which to call for assistance - Mobile phone reception in the area is notoriously unreliable.
As the men had not packed a survival bag or other means of shelter they had to spend a night on mountainous terrain largely exposed to the elements. Early this morning shortly after sunrise the second walker managed to find a position with mobile phone reception from where a call was made requesting the Mountain Rescue services. The two mountain rescue teams responded to the general area and deployed search parties to cover the Glenmacnass Waterfall, Tonelagee, Scarr and Kanturk area. The informant, the walker who had phoned for help, was located in a wooded area north of Kanturk Mountain by rescuers and he was guided back to a waiting Mountain Rescue landrover. The Irish Coast Guard S61 Helicopter which had flown to Wicklow at the request of the Mountain Rescue teams successfully airlifted the casualty from his location on exposed hillside a short distance away.
Both men were uninjured after their unplanned overnight stay in Wicklow and the rescuers were 'stood down' at 12:25 this afternoon. We'd like to thank the agencies who took part in this operation:
Dublin & Wicklow MRT
Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Irish Coast Guard

Paul Gilbert Public Relations Officer Dublin & Wicklow MRT
087 6222481

Hugh McLindon PRO Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT
087 1798398


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Beinn Ghobhlach
Peter Walker 13 hours ago.
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Suilven
Peter Walker a day ago.
I first read about Suilven when I was about 11. It was in some British geographical gazetteer, a stern washed-out pict... walk, Len: 24.0km, Climb: 1029m, Area: Lochinver to Ullapool (Britain) Suilve

  
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Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 a day ago.
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Summit Comment
Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd 2 days ago.
While not very challenging, recent felling means the views along the way and from the summit are pleasant enough. A nice spot for a lunchtime walk.

  
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Maumtrasna Plateau via Dirkbeg and Buckaun Spurs
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route to the Mauntrasna plateau using the Dirkbeg spur for ascent and the Buckaun for descent. walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 535m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce C...

  
Forum: General
Lough Oular From Tonlagee
tomlug48 2 days ago.
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Summit Summary
Knocknabro East Top: Drought made difficult ground trek possible
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 4 days ago.
Knocknabro East Top is best climbed as part of a good loop walk, taking in the West and North-East tops of Knocknabro. This summit is best reached firstly via Knocknabro West Top and then onto the...

  
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Picos de Europa
peter1 3 days ago.
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Summit Summary
Knocknabro North-East Top: NE Top Revealed
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 4 days ago.
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Sail Mhor
Peter Walker 5 days ago.
After a week of blazing sunshine in the Peak District overwhelmingly spent swimming in the pool, lazing by the pool a... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 833m, Area: Sail Mhor, Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Bri

  
Forum: General
.Lough Oular from Tonlagee
tomlug48 2 days ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Brothers of the Lug.

  
Summit Comment
Knocknabro West Top: A Long Hard Slog
CaminoPat 4 days ago.
Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence heading north until W16029 84252. From there head acr...


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