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Bleck Cra
2010-12-02 22:11:30
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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jackill an hour ago.
I started hillwalking in mid 2003 after being pestered by a friend of mine to try it. The first walk was 10 km with a total climb of about 300 meters - and I nearly died! The funny thing was I kep...

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The Derryveagh Mountains to the sea.
jackill an hour ago.
On a blustery St.Patricks day Bleck Cra and I with a few old scavenger buddies headed up, and were almost blown off, Errigal.As it turns out though it gave some great opportunities to catch up esp...

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Those thieving Cork Bas*#?&$ !
jackill 2 hours ago.
Apparently we may need to consider moving one of our mountains south a bit. Apparently an eagle eyed Donegal resident spotted this in a picture at Cork airport. And sure we've also stolen Rory Gal...

Devil's Glen
jgfitz 3 hours ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 409m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Black Hill: Against the Odds
Geansai 19 hours ago.
After reading about it in the Ireland lonely planet walking guide ,did the second leg of the Antrim Hills way from the Larne- Ballymena road jump off point to Glenarm the day after the hurricane l...

Near Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb a day ago.
walk, Len: 6.8km, Climb: 141m, Area: Galty Mountains (Ireland)

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FrankMc1964 a day ago.
Navigate most of the mountains along the west................member of Limerick Climbing Club.....One of the founder members of Mountain Meitheal Southeast doing Path repair around the Galtees.

Dolmen Loop Lisvarrinane
mlmoroneybb a day ago.
Easy walk can be completed in 2.5 hours walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 281m, Area: Slievenamuck, Galty Mountains (Ireland) S...

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Sheegouna: Tipp of the iceberg #2
madfrankie 2 days ago.
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn

Pigeon Rock Mountain & South Top
Trailtrekker a day ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 192m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ir...

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie 2 days ago.
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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