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Peter Walker
2012-09-11 12:26:40
Blasket Cases
Conor is obviously being way too modest in terms of taking credit for the success of Saturday's voyage on the Blasket Princess: if he were a politician he'd be describing the contacting of a boatman, the collating of heads and the collection of money as 'having a vision'. Thanks too to Mick and his crew: splendid gents and no mistake.

Speaking of visions perhaps it's best that those of us present clear up any confusion that Simon's GPS track for the day may have created (mvtrack2047): yes, the man himself did indeed eschew the comforts of the boat and elected to swim between the islands. I'll never forget the sight of him on that chill autumn's morning on Ventry Pier, smearing himself with goosefat (over the top of his anorak and overtrousers, which I thought was an interesting tactic) before jumping into the bay and front crawling in the wake of the BP with an efficiency that made Michael Phelps look like Dana. Generally he kept pace with us effortlessly, apart from the odd occasion where he would pause and make an odd clicking sound, thereby summoning a humpback whale whose dorsal fin would provide a brief tow while he got his breath back. His ascents of Inis na Bró, Inis Tuaisceart and An Cró Mór were similarly impressive, although some might say his use of a large rocket to climb the first of them constitutes cheating.
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Forum: General
An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy a day ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

  
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Divis: Great views
Wilderness 2 days ago.
The car park is quite high up on the west side of the mountain at J266741. There are a number of different trails to walk around on Divis and Black mountain. Divis is the highest point (478m), wi...

  
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Scrabo Hill: Hill with a tower on top
Wilderness 3 days ago.
The hill on its own is 160 meters high and the tower is 40 meters high. The tower is closed during the winter months.The hill can be climbed from the car park just below the Golf Clubhouse at J475...

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Bonscale Pike-Wether Hill Loop
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
A beautiful route which takes in 6 wainwrights (Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, Steel Knotts... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 948m, Area: Swarth Fell (Ullswater), Lake District -

  
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Great Mell Fell
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 277m, Area: Great Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern F...

  
Forum: General
MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 2 days ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...

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Little Mell Fell
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.2km, Climb: 130m, Area: Little Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern ...

  
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Keelogyboy Mtn Far E Top: A small beautifully shaped mountain.
Wilderness 4 days ago.
This mountain is easy to recognise because of its shape. A good place to start is at Doon Lough car park at G794363. From here walk down the R278 towards Sligo and take the second country road on ...

  
Track
The Ullswater Way
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
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Cloghernagh: Snow Covered Plateau
davsheen a week ago.
Cloghernagh and Lug taken from Croghanmoira

  
Forum: General
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BleckCra 4 days ago.
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Pen y Fan South Loop Walk from Pontsticill
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 36.2km, Climb: 1386m, Area: Cefn yr Ystrad, Llandovery to Monmouth (...


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