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simon3
2012-12-13 10:58:56
re Irish Mountain Log
Surely it's not up to MI to provide an online forum? Anyone could do this in a few hours for very little/no cost?

Reply >>> MI used to do this until 2005, when they stopped, making various claims about the difficulty of doing it. They attempted to reintroduce a forum at hillwalking.ie some months ago but abandoned it. Indeed anyone can introduce a forum for hillwalkers at low cost. Many have tried. MI should cooperate with those that succeed and think about future ways of developing appropriate media for the sports they claim to represent.

"too much contributor investment" sounds to me like people can't be arsed. They can't print article or photos they don't receive.

Reply >>>> Yes I agree sort of. I would rephrase it as individuals don't want to invest a lot of time in writing up relatively short trips to the hills in a formal magazine. However they do where it easy to make a quicker contribution. MI have continued to repeat the assertion that they can't get hillwalkers to contribute but don't reform the options for contributing.

I think the reason MI funded climbing guides was because there was no one privately producing them.
There has never been a shortage of walking guides so I suppose they didn't see a need to get invovled. And anyway the climbing guide are self funding.

>>>> Who can fault MI for subsidising climbing books? A great initiative However there a major difficulties for walkers in information about many places to walk which I don't believe will be filled by printed books, magazines or the very uneven standard of maps. Now is the time to consider some great, appropriate and inexpensive national initiatives for hillwalkers and walkers.

Is there a copy of the November newsletter online? Also could you provide a link to the 'government sponsored initiative' you mention? thanks.

>>>>> Take a look at Community | Newsletters or go to mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2012-11/


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Slieve Beg: Southern plunge
simon3 less than an hour ago.
The famous side of Slieve Beg is the NE, gashed by the Devils Coachroad. However the SE side also has its drama.Taken on a frosty slippy day from Cove.

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Rock, cloud and sea.
simon3 an hour ago.
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan an Cove.

  
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Pic de Cresp
David-Guenot 18 hours ago.
walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1190m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

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simon3 a day ago.
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Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
Summit Summary
Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

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Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 2 days ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 2 days ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo

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Slievenaglogh: Pleasant 90 Minute Stroll
Pepe 5 days ago.
A blanket of cloud covered the higher Cooleys from Foxe's Rock to Foye but Slievenagloch was in the clear - happy days! Lots of logging activity at 9.30 of a Monday morning, so no space to park at...

  
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Mangerton: The Lake District
TommyV 6 days ago.
Scapania's directions to the start are perfect. It's possible to make a looped walked taking in Stoompa and Mangerton which will allow for great views of so many lakes I won't list them. It's a fa...

  
Summit Comment
Naweeloge Top: Meh
magnumpig 6 days ago.
I followed Sandmans instructions - thanks for those - it's a bit of a time consuming and boring climb, and the views from the top arent great. I wouldnt prioritise it if you have time constraints ...


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