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2012-12-27 17:48:55
Yesterday, I saw someone fall...
...and it was a shocking sight.

What was as scary as the sight was the location. Was descending the lower reaches of Hungry Hill, on a grassy rocky gently sloping field, no cliffs, no obvious drop. And one of the party lost her footing. But instead of simply falling over, she started to slide on the wet grass, and gathered speed until she was bouncing into the air, spinning and screaming and hitting rocks and boulders, she fell 30m or so before landing in a rocky stream. Had a first aid kit, but even as I tried to get to her my footing went and I slid about 5m. Got to her, expecting the worst, but she was conscious and miraculously no broken limbs. Lots of blood from her gashed head, and swelling around the jaw, cheeks, eyes etc. One of the group was a very experienced Alpine climber who reacted very quickly. So apart from a few scars she came out of it remarkably well.

As I think about it, what was really sobering was the location, it looked so...harmless. A grassy field. I would have run down it without a thought. So please people, be careful out there.
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Sheegouna: Tipp of the iceberg #2
madfrankie 2 hours ago.
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn

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Sheegouna: The Tipp of the iceberg
madfrankie 2 hours ago.
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff.

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Kinnaveagh: Glenveagh
jackill a day ago.
A photo looking down the beautiful Lough Beagh in Glenveagh national park with Kinnaveagh on the left overlooking Glenveagh castle and the Saggartnadooish ridge on the right.

An abridged Sheeffrys route
peter1 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.0km, Climb: 763m, Area: Tievnabinnia South-East Top, Sheeffry Hil...

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Tievummera: Super Sheeffrys
peter1 2 days ago.
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Tievebaun and Truskmore SE Carn
peter1 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 585m, Area: Tievebaun, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Tiev...

Glenbeigh Loop
GSheehy a week ago.
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Tievebaun: A short, sharp cold snap
peter1 2 days ago.
Following Colin Murphy's clearly described route, I parked just off the road adjacent to open hillside. The going across from Tievebaun to Truskmore can be boggy in parts but today was frozen, due...

Fuerteventura: La Oliva to Lajares.
simon3 a week ago.
This walk starts in La Oliva, which is served by various bus routes including one that returns from the finish. Casa de walk, Len: 16.7km, Climb: 333m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

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Errigal: Donegal a High Point
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was first introduced to Donegal 20 years ago. It was the Donegal of Buncrana, Bundoran and Ardara; of kiss me quick tourist towns, warm beer, hiked up prices and bored part time pub staff.I saw ...

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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes 5 days ago.
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