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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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Croghan Hill
conormcbandon 11 hours ago.
Ignore the vehicular part of this route. It's only a 2 Km up and down with 100m of ascent. After crossing the gate as ... walk, Len: 2.0km, Climb: 105m, Area: Croghan Hill, North Midlands (Ireland) C

  
Summit Comment
Tonduff East Top: Dull top with panoramic views
Colin Murphy a day ago.
The view to the south west from the summit.

  
Track
Crotlieve
Peter Walker a day ago.
Room to park two, perhaps more cars at the start...although it's hard to imagine legions of walkers descending on... walk, Len: 0.9km, Climb: 134m, Area: Crotlieve Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ire|...

Summit Comment
Tonduff East Top: My final Local 100
Colin Murphy a day ago.
Not the most glamorous of summits, but of personal significance as it marked my 100th and last Local 100! Having spent the summer frantically bagging the smaller tops, it was nice to finish on a g...

  
Summit Summary
Tonduff East Top: Climbing east top in isolation
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Rarely done in isolation, this nondescript summit is usually climbed in conjunction with Tonduff itself or Maulin. But it can be done without visiting the nearby summits. Start at Crone Woods car ...

  
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Alt de Comapedrosa
David-Guenot a week ago.
Visiting Alt de Comapedrosa, the highpoint of Andorra at 2942m, with a friend from Wales. Actual total ascent ca. 1420m. walk, Len: 15.7km, Climb: 1558m, Area: Andorra, La Massana () ||

Forum: General
UK website for mountains
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
I'll second peter1...walkhighlands.co.uk is very good (specifically for Scotland, unsurprisingly).I'll even forgive the person on their forums (the forums are excellent, btw) whose response to 'is...

  
Summit Comment
Table Mountain West Top: Bird's eye view
Colin Murphy a day ago.
As I reached the summit of this top on a gorgeous September day, I could see about 5 dark birds circling above and swooping to the heather every now and then, so I assume they were birds of prey o...

  
Summit Summary
Table Mountain West Top: Unremarkable top with fine views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Lowbawn or Table Mt. itself, but can be completed relatively easily in isolation. parking for a few cars at a crossroads of sorts at S983 948. There is a barrier h...

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Devilsmother ridge from N59
Geo a week ago.
walk, Len: 10.1km, Climb: 695m, Area: Devilsmother Far North Top, Partry/Joyce ...

  
Summit Comment
Taghart South: Only one way up
TommyMc a day ago.
The only practical way to access this hill is from near the locked quarry gates on the road in front of it. I attempted it across the fields and scrub to the north via the adjacent masts, and the ...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Change to map layers. -Google +Bing
simon3 4 days ago.
As a result of various technical difficulties MV has moved to using Bing as a secondary map provider with global scope.You will see Bing Roads and Bing Aerial Hybrid offered as maplayers in the De...


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