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simon3
2013-02-08 09:46:37
Using a mobile in emergency.
This is a really good explanation of why and how you should use 112 in the hillwalking context.

Did you know it bypasses PIN codes on the phone to contact the emergency services? This means that you can use anyone else's phone. And it will use any carrier's mast, not just your own carriers'.

This is a detailed explanation of how to do it and several other advantages of 112.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZv_8dABfU

The video was based in Scotland but is relevant to most countries. In Ireland (Republic) it is possible to register your use of 112 for texting or SMS as suggested in the video. Not every mobile communications provider is participating in the texting service at present. emobile, Meteor, O2, Three and Vodafone currently work.

If you register your phone for 112 SMS usage (which you must do in the Republic and probably elsewhere) you can optionally provide additional information such as next of kin info.
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Forum: General
"Werewolf? There wolf."
BleckCra 9 hours ago.
Lycanthropus lycanthropus. Inverted pawprint. Slieve Commedagh. The Snow.None of which should be fecked with.

  
Summit Comment
Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile a day ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

  
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand a day ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book I’ll hang on to knowing I’ll return to it again and again.I don’t know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe a day ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
Forum: General
Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 a day ago.
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map...

  
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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe a day ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

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Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara 2 days ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...

  
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Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

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Carrauntoohil: Many routes to the top...
donalhunt 3 days ago.
Posting purely to share the photo which was taken from Cruach Mhór on 21 June 2014.Another source with additional routes indicated (e.g. via The Bone and Cruach Mhór) is available from http://www....

  
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Adding markers to descriptions
donalhunt a day ago.
In some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a summary of how to specify the...

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Season's Greetings from up The Chimney
BleckCra a week ago.
Lang may yer lum reek.


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