MountainViews
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.

General Whatever you want to say that doesn't fit under the comments about places or another forum.
Sort by >

More controls

<< Prev page 1 .. 193 194 195 196 197 198 .. 392 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Contract pics)
Hi Patsy.
B.. by jackill   (Show all posts)
There's a pair of .. by simon3   (Show all posts)
...Been Hill, Drun.. by Conor74   (Show all posts)
Hi, i'm in dublin .. by lyt   (Show all posts)
Am hoping to make .. by Patsy   (Show all posts)
simon3
2011-08-02 13:40:17
"Helps find the top of a flattish summit: Abney Level." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Helps find the top of a flattish summit: Abney Level. (Contract pics)

Finding the top of flattish summit.
Many of us have sent in readings for the position of tops. It's an MV project that is going really well. However sometimes you may find it's really tricky to find the actual top when it's one of those flattish sometimes boggy places. There's rival tops and the rivals can be some tens or even hundreds of metres apart.

As mentioned before by our Projects Officer (jackill) you can use an Abney Level, the small gadget in the picture. It's simple Victorian technology, now relatively cheap and very easy to carry. Mainly used nowadays for finding the slope of land prior to putting in drains and suchlike.

So if you are one of the several who are "Amending" the position of summits, why not consider getting one of these. There's a couple of places on the internet that do them. The pictured one came from the UK, York Supply Centre.
madfrankie!He was .. by Conor74   (Show all posts)
Thanks redape99.. by simon3   (Show all posts)
Cupla dates for yo.. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
Wrestled with the .. by Conor74   (Show all posts)


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 29 Next page >>
Track
Fothair na Manach
Fergalo a day ago.
Fothair na Manach is one of the remotest, most spectacular & magical sites in Ireland and barely accessible. It lies jus walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland)

  
Summit Summary
Carran: Several approachs
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 and follow a track from W043 68...

  
Summit Comment
An Cheathr˙ Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell a day ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

Summit Summary
Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
The shortest approach to Carran S top is from Bealick. Starting from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran ...

  
Forum: General
No Green Card Required!
liz50 a day ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
Track
Near Brandon Group (Ireland)
Fergalo 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1112m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Piaras Mor thuai...

Summit Comment
Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV 2 days ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
Summit Comment
Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV 2 days ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
Summit Comment
Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV 2 days ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

Summit Comment
Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 3 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

  
Track
An Starraicin
Fergalo 2 days ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

  
Summit Comment
Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV 3 days ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 29 Next page >>