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Bleck Cra
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Just a note – that I have been offering technique training for challenge and competitive hillwalking free to members of this site. Not many have taken it up but those who have, have all benefitted, some wonderfully – and two, I estimate, have taken the basic techniques and are now applying them with their own take on it, from all reports, with monumental success. Two of my favourite people in any case, so a Win/Win.
The thing is based on competitive hillwalking techniques but is in no way extreme. Students so far have in the main been midlevel B walkers.
If you might be interested and want to know more, get me through the messaging service on this site.
Now a bit of help please. Mountainviewer, the mercurial mist-sprite msmurty, pressed me into providing some training of late.
She runs on high octane fuel – marathons, self-defence and stuff – so I felt a bit inadequate laying down the law about challenge hillwalking. I gave in and now she is making noises that the thing works but kinda doesn’t believe it.
After a few hours training she edged me on Commedagh in the Mournes at under 12 mins from Brandy Pad track to the summit. In my book, that is pretty impressive. Any fast movers on this site please could you just echo that sentiment.
She is heading for her first Ireland Challenge Walk – the Mournes 7X7s in August – and I think could use the support.
Thanks.
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 13 hours ago.
At Moate take road to the pretty village of Rosemount. Drive through village and turn left around west side of mountain. At quarry there is a sign for site of old church (N2401043352) proceed up t...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 days ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

  
Forum: General
MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 23 hours ago.
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 4 days ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Coastal Walk west of Mannin Bay
Onzy a day ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV 4 days ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 6 days ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

  
Track
Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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