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simon3
2011-01-09 23:47:54
"Joss Lynam in 1999." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Joss Lynam in 1999. (Contract pics)

Death of great mountaineer, Joss Lynam
MountainViews has learnt of the death of Joss Lynam, mountaineer and friend after a short illness.
Through a long career of service to mountaineering and hillwalking he earned many friends and much respect.
Established MountainViewers will know that the list of Ireland's 600m summits that we use was originally developed by Joss with a contact of his, Rev CRP Vandeleur, long before such lists became common. Hence the "Vandeleur-Lynam" list. (At Joss's express request, the list we publish will continue with the same specification as to prominence - 15m.)
In the 1970's I assisted Joss create the reprint of Claude Wall's "Mountaineering in Ireland", at the time the only book setting out to describe all the hill areas of Ireland. His work in popularising that book was an inspiration for me and much later for this website.
I also fondly remember working with him on the first five colour orienteering maps, on the committee of AFAS and doing a number of the Challenge Walks such as the Reeks and the Maamturks.
The range of things that he achieved from the IMC, the FMCI, BOS, the Waymarked Ways, to the Mountain Log, CnaT and UIAA is truly amazing.
He will be sadly missed.
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Camaderry South East Top: Glenealo Valley and Miners Village
sev 22 hours ago.
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Camaderry South East Top: Glendalough Upper Lake
sev 22 hours ago.
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Seefin: "Megalithic Fallout Shelter"
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Skregmore: Incidental summit in the Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a day ago.
Much climbed but little remembered, Skregmore is a victim of its location. One of the highest summits in Ireland but adjacent to still higher tops, impressively rocky but still far less dramatic t...

  
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Near Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland)
Gus 3 days ago.
Tough ascent from the carpark, but once on the ridge is reasonably easy with an identifiable track. On the return kee... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 413m, Area: Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullio

  
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Cnoc an Bhráca: The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the...

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Wicklow: Cullentragh Mountain
Onzy a week ago.
Easiest route to an hill that is really just a point on the way to Mullacor and beyond ... run, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 185m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irela...

  
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Tievnabinnia: Bulky Sheeffrys summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 days ago.
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WalkinIreland 3 days ago.
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Maumtrasna: A steep-sided fortress in the West
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 4 days ago.
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A Postcard from the Edge
mcrtchly a week ago.
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Corn Hill: New Pathway around the Summit
TommyMc 6 days ago.
A new pathway around the summit has been installed over the summer. Walkers are now met with a locked gate within circa 50 yards of the masts and trig point, but a new and quite attractive pathway...


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