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jackill
2011-03-31 09:22:12
Learning to Fly
MsMurty is faster than me so(speedwise and mentally too I suspect), it took me about 3 months of sweating and being slower than a funeral to "get it". Then one day about 2 months ago on a long uphill haul across bog I got it. I've stretched it to 23kms/1200 mts climb two weeks ago in 5 hours. Thats about a 25% improvement on my previous best on the same route.
Now I'm still not the fastest thing on two legs but I've completed 5 challenge walks (2008-2010)before taking the training and always was mid to lower upper in the finishing.
MsMurty you know my form as we've walked together so if I can do it, so can you.
I'm going to tackle 3 challenge walks this year finishing with the 7 Sevens which no matter how much I improve I suspect MsMurty will lap me on given her progress.

Now to the Mountainviews community, invest a little time in Bleck Cras course, the technique is strange but it works.
Yours sincerely, Jackill, Ministry of Silly Walks
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Tooreenbaha: Early on a sunny April morning
peter1 less than an hour ago.
Tooreenbaha, above the Rabach's Glen at the start (or finish!) of the circuit. Knockatee is the distinctive hill in the background.

  
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Knockowen: A view from the West
peter1 less than an hour ago.
A view of Knockowen from Tooreenbaha. The Healy Pass is the gap on the right of the picture and the road can be seen rising across the slopes.

  
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Buckoogh: Buckoo Bucks!
ckilm an hour ago.
Followed route suggested by Jackill from the east side of Buckoogh and found the nuisance clearfell has worsened over the years since that comment. Would not recommend it at all now. An easier alt...

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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 a day ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm a day ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

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Scrabo Hill: Hill with a tower on top
Wilderness 5 days ago.
The hill on its own is 160 meters high and the tower is 40 meters high. The tower is closed during the winter months.The hill can be climbed from the car park just below the Golf Clubhouse at J475...

  
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Bonscale Pike-Wether Hill Loop
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
A beautiful route which takes in 6 wainwrights (Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, Steel Knotts... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 948m, Area: Swarth Fell (Ullswater), Lake District -

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 4 days ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...

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Keelogyboy Mtn Far E Top: A small beautifully shaped mountain.
Wilderness 6 days ago.
This mountain is easy to recognise because of its shape. A good place to start is at Doon Lough car park at G794363. From here walk down the R278 towards Sligo and take the second country road on ...

  
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Divis: Great views
Wilderness 4 days ago.
The car park is quite high up on the west side of the mountain at J266741. There are a number of different trails to walk around on Divis and Black mountain. Divis is the highest point (478m), wi...

  
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Great Mell Fell
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 277m, Area: Great Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern F...


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