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PIGGING OUT ON THE GALTEES
Aherlow Winter Walking Festival. If you’re thinking of going…. you will need a time machine. What we saw of it was splendid – and it was this weekend. So wake up dozey and catch the next one. The Saturday “A” walk was a murderous flying run at Lough Curra, Galtymore, Galtybeg and Cush. Eventually! Five of your Mountainviewers all badged up, in a stampede of hundreds. You will be delighted to know you were not embarrassed. I, me, Cra, him, was down with the v fast team. In quick succession behind, new mviews wannabe and bigtime potential challenge walker Sean Og; hard on his heels and flying, Mr dhmiriam, next handful in with another new mviewer, the craghopping Majella Moyles and speedily next dhmiriam herself and the great Jackill. Usual festival horsefair mayhem at registration – but well defended by the Galtees (I think) Club – then a surprise that the whole human race was up for this walk. A fairly hiccuppy start, but good when under steam. The day was fair and frost-hard which transformed the usual muckfest that is the Galtees into something fablious. On the tops, the razor teeth of unshiftable freezing mist cut wealds in unwary skin and sent us scurrying into rabbit holes. The "A"s and Challengers as usual, caused a whole fuss by ignoring instructions and being quite unmanageable. Seriously though this is a prob at all festival walks. We are no good with authority. My solution is to have a pre-nominated challenge hardcore leader to get us offside at the very earliest and away from normal requirements. That way no one else is effed about. Anyhoo – other than that ….. then there was a completely bunged Aherlow House Hotel, endless spuds and stew and great stuff. Thanks and all hail the Aherlow team.
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'Off-Grid' in Arctic Sweden: Trekking the Dag Hammarskjöldleden
mcrtchly less than an hour ago.
We first visited Arctic Sweden in September 2016 and walked the middle section of the Kungsleden trail (MV track 3332). walk, Len: 110.7km, Climb: 1726m, Area: Sweden, Norrbotten ()

  
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Spinans Hill SE Top: Brissels or Brussels
Bunsen7 18 hours ago.
Climbed both hills on 16/12/17, following the main route described by others here on MV.The forestry between the tops has thinned out a little (or so it seems by reference to previous comments) an...

  
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Glen o' the Downs Wood
jgfitz 14 hours ago.
This woodland track can be accessed directly from N11 heading South. After Exit 9, there is a road sign for Glen o' the walk, Len: 5.9km, Climb: 183m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Cloghnagaune: There must be an easier way!
Bunsen7 19 hours ago.
This is a rather painful hill to summit from the obvious parking spot at the forest entrance to the south east. Following where others have gone I found myself wading through head high gorse to at...

  
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IainMiller
IainMiller 2 days ago.
A rock climber, hillwalker and guidebook author living, working and playing on the sea cliffs, sea stacks, mountain ranges and uninhabited islands of County Donegal. http://uniqueascent.ie/sea_sta...

  
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Roaninish: Roan Inish
IainMiller 2 days ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

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Cloghnagaune Summit and Stone Circle
Bunsen7 19 hours ago.
This is a rather painful hill to summit from the obvious parking spot at the forest entrance to the south east. Follow... walk, Len: 4.0km, Climb: 144m, Area: Cloghnagaune, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) C

  
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Inishbarnog: Roan Inish
IainMiller 2 days ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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An Bhuidéal: Climbing An Bhuideal
IainMiller 2 days ago.
An Bhuideal (The Bottle) is an iconic 50 metre high twin headed sea stack living 300 meters out to sea at the base of 250 meter high sea cliffs. Its remote location and close proximity to the sker...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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Dún Briste: Climbing dun Briste
IainMiller 2 days ago.
The first ascent by rock climbers was in May 1990 by three UK climbers who climbed a groove system up the north facing seaward face of the stack. The stack then waited 26 years for another ascent ...


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