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Bleck Cra
2010-12-02 22:11:30
ALL YOU NEED IS GLOVE
Conor. The glove question is good. First port of call might be McRichly 's Glove Emporium where you could probably buy 2 or 3 pairs of barely used (I write “barely used” because how often can he have worn them – in 1 lifetime?). Next perhaps you could buy into the reality that only a pakamac is completely waterproof and windproof and you have to be 90 and very slow moving to get the benefit. However if you are into cheap and also good you could try this. Walk past the hilly shop (yes I know, it is really difficult) and into the cycling or fishing or shooting shop and pick up some cheap Goretex (or some tex) overgloves or mitts – then a foray into Centra or the like and pick up some v cheapo wool/acrylic gloves to go underneath. This is very good because you only have to wash the inner gloves – but on the hill you get properly wicking gloves which generate heat and also keep it in. Incidentally mitts, cartoony as they are, are the preferred choice of the serious old boys on the Scottish Munros – the waxed wool ones. I have been at this game for 150 years and I have yet to find the perfect gloves but I have found one solution – which doesn’t really help you at the moment – and that is to buy jackets at least a size too big – the sleeves come down over your hands which means you can go without gloves sometimes and when you do put them on you get double warmth heaven.


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Ireland's Adventure Bucket List, Great Outdoor Experiences by Helen Fairbairn
aidand an hour ago.
This is an inspiring book. It is a great introduction to the wide range of outdoor activities we have on our door step. We tend to stick to our own sports be that hill walking, rock climbing, cano...

  
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Slievecoiltia: Access Closed During Drought
TommyMc 10 hours ago.
The road up Slievecoiltia, from the entrance opposite the JFK arboretum, is currently closed owing to the risk of fire arising from the current dry spell in the South East. Expect this to continue...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 3 days ago.
A stunning walk going up over Slieve Elva that you can begin and end end at Fanore Beach. Some great locations along the Caher River to stop and relax and watch the water gently flowing downstream...

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Suilven
Peter Walker 3 days 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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Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd 4 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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Beinn Ghobhlach
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Beinn Ghobhlach by evening lightWhen you're told that you can do a walk in the morning if you're quick because your o... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 739m, Area: Beinn Ghobhlach, Loch Maree to Loch Broo

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Maumtrasna Plateau via Dirkbeg and Buckaun Spurs
Onzy 4 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...

  
Summit Summary
Knocknabro East Top: Drought made difficult ground trek possible
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 6 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 5 days ago.
I can say with certainty three things: the ascent was not 3266m, given the peak is only 2503m; secondly, I will be back walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 3266m, Area: Spain, Cantabria ()

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Lough Ouler From Tonlagee
tomlug48 4 days ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Lugs .

  
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Sail Mhor
Peter Walker a week 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

  
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Knocknabro North-East Top: NE Top Revealed
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 6 days ago.
This summit is best reached via Knocknabro West Top. 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 ...


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