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jackill
2012-02-15 22:04:06
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Finding Carrigshouk
And so it falls to me to confirm what the eagle eyed Geo has already spotted, Carrigshouk has been found and promoted to the Arderins. Also did anyone spot that Beenabrack in the Brandon group has been moved to the east and increased in height by eight meters?
A little bit of history in summiteering in Ireland.
But how did we get here?
Last year a small band of dedicated MViewers got together and hatched a number of plans.
One of these went something like "wouldn't it be nice to accurately correct and verify the summits on our lists". We went through many options from the Abney level to a Total station surveying apparatus(think modern theodolite). At the end of last year we managed to secure a Trimble GeoXH differential gps.This is an amazing piece of equipment which records position and altitude to an accuracy of 0.1 mtrs using its own readings which are then crossreferenced with data recorded by OSI at online base stations throughout the country.
It takes these readings usually in under a minute.
This allows Mountainviews to verify the lists it publishes and maintains.
It also allows us to apply corrections with authority, something that has been up to now all but impossible to Irish list makers.
We have already surveyed nine summits since January and we will work our way through a list of summits and members queries in the next year or two.
It is an exciting time for summitteering in Ireland and we will be updating this site regularly with our findings.
I will be at the talk in Dublin on Friday , if anyone would like more information on this project or a look at the unit please feel free to ask at the event.
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Summit Comment
Knockbwee: Summit Revealed
CaminoPat 15 hours ago.
From the south, parking available for only one car at W124 775. Proceed uphill from junction with local road in a NNW direction along a rough stone covered road until you come to a six bar field g...

  
Track
Slieveboy Loop
jgfitz 20 hours ago.
We followed the official National Loop Walk, Loop 106C, which is the purple trail. We took one small shortcut, but add... walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 424m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie

  
Summit Summary
Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

Track
Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 a day ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland

  
Summit Comment
Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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eamonoc
eamonoc 2 days ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

Track
Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

  
Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

  
Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 5 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

Summit Summary
Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

  
Track
Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 5 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
Summit Summary
Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...


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