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dhmiriam
2011-04-04 23:44:35
Scavvy Six
Hedonistic weather conditions worked themselves into a frenzy Saturday last, and fired off rain and hail of ballistic proportion mistaking the Magillicuddy Reeks for Poseidon’s realm. Levels of discomfort endured by those on the Scavvy Six explain why the dol unit was proved useless and dropped. Did it deter? Not in the least. Hill walkers, apparently, have some type of weird immunity to the detrimental; it must be down to due caution and necessity. Scotchie has no sensation in the tip of one finger two days later but the remaining ones still tingle with buzz sufficient to keep him fully digitalized. Hill walking endows folk with the strangest abilities. Deserved kudos goes to Jackill, dbloke and dBleck who led from the front, the middle and the rear. Caretaking twelve up, over, along and down this horseshow route, given the degrees of variance, brilliance, dalliance, and apparent flattening of the dome of the sky, is no mean feat. Given that they too got the weather from their zeniths to their horizons, no less than philosophy, numeracy (how many coats one could wear at any given time under a backpack, over a backpack, and across the Beenkeragh), fashion faux pas and risqué, (shorts, shorts no less, (No matter how fine the legs!) in Ireland in April in the Reeks!) and if I recall correctly snatches of Black Adder sketches re-incarnate was par for the day. For folk who operate on the scale of maglev, elders and newbies amongst them, sauntering is a patient art and am I glad they indulged. Thank you to all mountainviewers and friends for their splendid company and kindnesses day of Scavvy Six into night into day after, including the emergence of Captain Vertigo from the far side, and the fine dining and wining. Oh and all hallows to Mother Nature and our Kerry playground. The Reeks are poetry incarnate, from her little haikus to her greater works as terrifying in proportion as the nurse’s breast in Brobdingnag, poetry, pure poetry from beginning to the full stop.


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Track
Croghan Kinsella
jgfitz 10 hours ago.
This is a variation on track #3938, so I will avoid repeating the comments made there, with which I fully agree. This... walk, Len: 11.4km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan

  
Track
Knocknalougha South Top
Onzy 12 hours ago.
Route to Knocknalougha South Top from Crow Hill carpark ... as outlined by melohara on the Hill Page... walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 430m, Area: Knocknalougha South Top, Knockmealdown Mo...

  
Track
12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 2 days ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

Forum: General
Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
Peter Walker a day ago.
Hi daithi07The 'what's left to do in Ireland' article currently lives largely in my head rather than anywhere more tangible. It will see the light of day at some point in the next few months. I am...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous ...

  
Summit Summary
Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Pigeon Rock itself, but can be done in isolation if you want. Car park can be found at 234 278 A. Take the track directly across the road that follows the Rocky Ri...

Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Summit Comment
Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Approaching from Rocky Mountain summit requires a bit of up-and-down trekking, as it is necessary to first ascend Tornamrock and then drop down again to a the col to the south before ascending Wee...

  
Forum: General
Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07 6 days ago.
That sounds good Peter... I can't seem to find the article, is it on here somewhere? Big fan of the Bob Graham loop, etc. so would be on for anything really that involves running up, down and betw...


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