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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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MV Members Walk - Eastern Reeks, 17/08/19
Peter Walker an hour ago.
walk, Len: 16.6km, Climb: 1177m, Area: Cruach Mh?r, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Irel...

  
Summit Comment
Brassel Mountain: A varied trip to this summit
kkendellen 11 hours ago.
Just back from a great weekend in the Reeks. A group of us decided to go for a few more challenging routes than our previous trips to the Kingdom, with as much scrambling potential as possible. Af...

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghareirk: Views not trees now...
Fergalh 18 hours ago.
Trees are now being harvested. Approach can still be via Jackill's directions. Good views now.

Track
Sorrell Hill, Carrigleitrim and Black Hill
ceadeile a day ago.
walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 878m, Area: Sorrel Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Sor...

  
Track
Burat-Bacanère Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 27.0km, Climb: 1828m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Summit Comment
Carrigleitrim: Obstacle course
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Followed the short summary directions, but the area after the track has now been replanted with saplings, although these were relatively easy to negotiate. The real problems started at the edge of...

Summit Comment
Lugnagun: Easier to access than previously
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Thanks to forest clearing, the approach to this top has been eased considerably. Walk along the forest track for about 1km to O007 121. One the left is a narrow but clearly visible track ascending...

  
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ewen
ewen 3 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
Summit Comment
Slieveroe: Take the long view
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Slieveroe may not be the most exciting of tops, (unless you call being torn to shreds by gorse exciting) but it does have one saving grace - it presents a wonderful view of the Blessington Lakes. ...

Track
Bod an Deamhain (Devil's Point), Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochain Uaine
billbaggins a week ago.
Used a mountain bike from Linn of Dee car park to Derry Lodge. walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 1400m, Area: Cairngorms (Britain) The Devil\'s Point,...

  
Summit Comment
Slieveboy: Did it fall or was it pushed?
Pepe 4 days ago.
This poor old trig has keeled over at the Slievboy mast compound. Did it fall or was it pushed? Who knows, perhaps the upside-down beer label (visible in the foreground of the picture) provides a ...

  
Summit Summary
Slieveroe: The Great Wall of Wicklow Gorse
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Park at N953 137, at the entrance to a small cul de sac. 100m along this on the left there is a gate, leading to a nettled track of sorts, although this is quite navigable. Cross a fence at the en...


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