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CaptainVertigo
2011-10-31 22:30:07
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Chaff Inches
Dear Dr. Vertigo- I am a married man in my 50s. I've been hillwalking since my teens in all parts of Ireland, without any symptoms. Lately I've gained a little weight- not a whole lot - mostly around my tummy. Anyway I have begun to experience severe soreness on long wet walks up the far end of Trassey Tracks in the general area of Hare's Gap. A Casualty doctor mentioned the possibility of Groin Strain but, typically, he had practically no english and never even looked at the problem area. He seemed to ignore the fact that I was married - not romping around like one of those footballers. Can you help? (Please don't recommend homeopathic remedies as I am a practising Catholic.) DEAR "EXCRUCIATING" You have what is commonly known as chafing. Chafing is caused by repeated motion -- specifically, skin rubbing against loose fabric or other skin. Moisture, either from sweat or rain, can worsen chafing.Before long walks (you don't have to worry too much about chafing during your shorter walks), spread a thin layer of Vaseline on vulnerable areas. To prevent chafing, wear running attire made of synthetic materials that wick moisture away. Don't wear cotton clothing because once it gets wet, it stays wet. In addition, cotton is a rough material and when it's constantly moving against your skin, it can rub your skin raw. You need to get rid of those Y-fronts..wet Y-fronts will saw away at your upper thighs. Synthetic long johns are ideal. You may have increased the size of your upper thighs in recent years. This will have accentuated the risk of chafing.
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 4 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

  
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Slieve Foye: Not bad.
shanks a day ago.
Excellent if introduceing new walkers reasonably well signed but was a little overgrown in spots and path really close to wire fencing at others. Apart from that ☺

  
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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 4 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 4 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
Track
Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route from Pennycomequick Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by fi walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Track
La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 3 days ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 4 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

  
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 4 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
Track
Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

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Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

  
Track
The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()

  
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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...


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