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liz50
2012-11-07 17:55:21
The High and the Low of Ireland in a day Tara
The High and the Low of Ireland in a day Tara-untoohil style

On Friday night of the October Bank Holiday weekend 2012 a group of intrepid Tara Mines workers undertook a unique challenge.
The aim was to walk from the lowest point to the highest point on the island of Ireland..
The starting point for this adventure was at 920 metres below sea level, know as 0625 Dublin Bay which is the deepest part of the Tara Mines lead and zinc mine located in Navan Co. Meath.
The adventurers set off at 7.30pm in conditions that are quite different from a 'normal' Irish ascent i.e. diesel fumes, no wind, no rain and hot!. Covering a distance of approx 10 km along underground tunnels the surface which is at 50 metres above sea level was reached in a little under 3 1/2 hours making a total ascent of 970 metres.
After a shower and a quick bite to eat it was on to the bus and a drive through the night to Co. Kerry.
At 9am on Saturday morning the walkers set off in near perfect conditions for a straight forward ascent of Carrauntoohil reaching the summit at 1039 metres in 3 1/2 hours.
The purpose of the challenge was to raise funds for Temple Street children's hospital
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Forum: General
Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
Peter Walker 17 hours ago.
Hi daithi07The 'what's left to do in Ireland' article currently lives largely in my head rather than anywhere more tangible. It will see the light of day at some point in the next few months. I am...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Track
12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy a day ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous ...

  
Track
Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 381m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

  
Summit Summary
Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Pigeon Rock itself, but can be done in isolation if you want. Car park can be found at 234 278 A. Take the track directly across the road that follows the Rocky Ri...

Summit Comment
Knockroe: Where Summits relocate with No Plate Movement
CaminoPat 3 days ago.
Knockroe summit is listed as being located in County Cork. The correct location however is County Waterford. Déise abú.

  
Forum: General
Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07 5 days ago.
That sounds good Peter... I can't seem to find the article, is it on here somewhere? Big fan of the Bob Graham loop, etc. so would be on for anything really that involves running up, down and betw...

  
Summit Comment
Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Approaching from Rocky Mountain summit requires a bit of up-and-down trekking, as it is necessary to first ascend Tornamrock and then drop down again to a the col to the south before ascending Wee...


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