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Conor74
2011-10-17 08:50:17
Big Gun and Howling Ridge...
First of all, I should say what an excellent pic by Jackill. So many pics I have seen of the Big Gun Ridge do not really take it in.

As for Big Gun v Howling, I should say Big Gun is not that hard. I think ridges like Faha Ridge up to Brandon are harder, as there are bands of rock to negotiate. It's very "airy", which of itself is no challenge except perhaps a psychologicical one. Was up Howling Ridge with Nathan Kingerlee earlier this year and the rock seem fairly solid, but the "airiness" is pretty incredible for a novice like me. Unlike Big Gun Ridge where you can clamber down to safety if you get knock kneed at any time, on Howling Ridge there is nowhere to go but keep pressing on, with drops on each side that were scary to me. And I guess there is always that huge sense of air behind you, you can't step back, there is a vast sky behind you, you can't move off it. Went up it with the idea that once I did it once, I could do it again on my own without ropes. I have heard of others doing it...but I wouldn't.


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Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 5 hours ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

  
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When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot a day ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 3 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 2 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

  
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 3 days ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book I’ll hang on to knowing I’ll return to it again and again.I don’t know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
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"Werewolf? There wolf."
BleckCra 2 days ago.
Lycanthropus lycanthropus. Inverted pawprint. Slieve Commedagh. The Snow.None of which should be fecked with.

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 3 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
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Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara 4 days ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...

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Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 2 days ago.
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map...

  
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Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

  
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Carrauntoohil: Many routes to the top...
donalhunt 4 days ago.
Posting purely to share the photo which was taken from Cruach Mhór on 21 June 2014.Another source with additional routes indicated (e.g. via The Bone and Cruach Mhór) is available from http://www....


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