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wicklore
2011-07-14 22:45:12
Puffin and Scarriff Island trip 23rd July
On Saturday 23rd July a merry band of MountainViewers will be joined by members of Birdwatch Ireland to visit two Kerry Islands. These are Puffin and Scarriff Islands and both are listed on MountainViews as summits due to their prominence (both over 150 metres). Neither island has been claimed as climbed by any MountainViews members, so this specially arranged trip is a very rare opportunity to visit the islands and explore them. There are no scheduled sailings available to visit and land on these islands, so this really is a rare opportunity to make the pioneering journey out to climb these hills.

There are 3 places available at Ä75 per head. The trip is on Saturday 23rd July, departing Portmagee, Kerry at 9am. If the weather is too dangerous we donít go and we donít pay. But if it is just typical rainy/cloudy conditions we are committed to sailing and paying.

To book your place in the MountainViews history books, and for the chance to take part in a bit of modern day pioneering, email me at wicklore@gmail.com. Itís strictly first come first served, and if you book a place you have to come along. (The rest of us donít want to have to fork out the cost of your place!).
A total of 4 hours sailing to and from the islands, with about 2 hours spent landed on each. So grab your rain coat and the sea sickness tablets and off we go!
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Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 7 hours ago.
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Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 7 hours ago.
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Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 7 hours ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

Forum: General
The Spine Race
IainT 10 hours ago.
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in N England, run every January, often in vile conditions. Runners are unsupported but there are a few checkpoints where they can sleep or eat. ...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 22 hours ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 22 hours ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

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Knocksink Wood to Glencullen and Stepaside
jgfitz 23 hours ago.
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Pepe 3 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Mangerton: The Lake District
TommyV 4 days ago.
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Naweeloge Top: Meh
magnumpig 4 days ago.
I followed Sandmans instructions - thanks for those - it's a bit of a time consuming and boring climb, and the views from the top arent great. I wouldnt prioritise it if you have time constraints ...

  
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Faroese High
mcrtchly 4 days ago.
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Ben More: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a' Chroin in the distance
melohara a week ago.
Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a' Chroin in the distance from Ben More Crianlarich


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