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Bleck Cra
2010-12-13 13:40:11
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IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
I spied him with his map. She hung on his every word as his presentation panned from one peak to another, connecting each to its whorly namesake on the paper.
“Worked them all out?”
“Oh yes. Indeed …….” he assured..
“Good good,” I rejoined, pointlessly.
“Up here much?” I added. “Oh yes - yes.”
“Good good” again from me, still pointlessly.
She fixed me expectantly. I obliged. “So where are you heading?”
“Up Rocky” and with a sweeping gesture, he directed our surprised gazes to ….. Chimneyrock Mountain.
Ordinarily, rocky-schmocky-chimneyrocky – no big deal. But it was the context that got him..
Take this postcard. The magical Peloponnese, in whose glittering waters, the butchery of a thousand Athenians gave birth to our Western World. Today, the heady aromas of fresh ground coffee, bitter goats cheese and ….. drat – elf in the keyboard! Not the Peloponnese but Ulster in midwinter. So now the smell of what? Burning tyres, cordite and cheap shoes. Context.
The road from Mayobridge to Hilltown is merciless in winter, particularly in a rush to catch the Mournes before sundown. There is a death-defying dip into darkness just outside Hilltown. Cresting it, I slowed down to prevent a costly happenstance and Dozy behind me hit the brakes, slid past me sideways, did a full 360 degree turn and continued on his traumatised way. Context.
Our small green island. Balmy summers. Generous winters. Has anybody got it yet that in one direction the next stop is Greenland, another Newfoundland and a couple of hopscotches later, where Santy is defrosting the reindeer? Context, Pity help us in our T- shirts and chemises (whatever they are); bare legs from the gym and brains from Poundland. We live in the North Atlantic. Look at the map! I know a man who has one.
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Fothair na Manach
Fergalo 16 hours ago.
Fothair na Manach is one of the remotest, most spectacular & magical sites in Ireland and barely accessible. It lies jus walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland)

  
Summit Summary
Carran: Several approachs
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 and follow a track from W043 68...

  
Summit Comment
An Cheathrú Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell a day ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

Summit Summary
Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
The shortest approach to Carran S top is from Bealick. Starting from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran ...

  
Forum: General
No Green Card Required!
liz50 a day ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
Track
Near Brandon Group (Ireland)
Fergalo a day ago.
walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1112m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Piaras Mor thuai...

Summit Comment
Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV 2 days ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV 2 days ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV 2 days ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 3 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

  
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An Starraicin
Fergalo a day ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

  
Summit Comment
Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV 3 days ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...


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