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ahendroff
2011-11-02 00:42:08
Are Irish hillwalkers meek?
Don't think so. We just don't have a big enough 'voice' as the UK. We're still playing catch up. However, saying that the lovely new bridges along the main route up Carrauntoohil from Cronin's got built...however that's understandable as its our highest mountain. As for Glenmacnass, I'm not sure. Is it so popular a route that it justifies a bridge? I can think of a good many rivers and streams in Beara, Donegal, Iveragh, Partry Mountains which could use a bridge but to me I think it takes away the wildness of the area. There are *loads* of areas with rivers/streams in the Scottish Highlands without bridges that are deadly to cross on wet days. I think people need to be aware how fast water levels rise and to watch the weather forecast, and should they get stuck, how to deal with it, or plan an escape route in the view that such an occurence may occur. The forecast the weekend when the 11 were rescued was *particularly* brutal with up to and over 40mm of rain expected. I also know a group of 15 or so hikers who had to detour a massive distance upstream to cross rampaging rivers below the Arts Cross area - they used all their expertise to get out of that mess without resorting to a call out in an epic 12-hour plus hike. I've also had memorable experiences too, from crossing a waist-high river to having to rig a rope across another to get an injured party across (both in Donegal incidentally). Avoidance of such areas on wet days would be one way to minimise such call-outs. Glenmacnass in particular is a notorious area and it isn't easy to cross the river even on a semi-wet day!
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