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BleckCra
2013-05-26 18:35:49
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
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STANDS WITH A FIST
A walking companion of mine, after a strenuous day in the Mournes complained about the final short ascent from the Brandy Pad track beneath Commedagh up on to the Saddle.
Well he won't ever have to do it again because the white bags of rocks, untimely ripped from somewhere else have been landed on the track.
We can expect fairy steps and painted handrails soon, wee powdered pink girls in pigtails and their fat, loud parents in tow.

It was never to do with ticking off summits; never to do with the mountain. It was always about Cowboys and Indians.
Soon in the Mourne Mountains there will be no Cowboys and Indians because there will be no place for them to hide; no crossing the Amazon because there will be a bridge; no scaling the Heights of Abraham because someone will have put steps in.

The magic of the Mourne Mountains is being dug, hammered and concreted out.
So they become a "resource", an "amenity" to be spoken of in the same breath as community centres - or the dump.
It must be what we want because it is what we have got.

"So Tonto, with your shell-like stuck in the builder's sand, what do you hear?"
"Palefaces Kemo Sabe - a thousand palefaces coming this way."
"When my faithful friend?"
"Every Saturday."


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Track
Croagh Patrick
Paul_Rooney 6 hours ago.
walk, Len: 7.7km, Climb: 709m, Area: Croagh Patrick, Croagh Patrick (Ireland) C...

  
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Near Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)
Paul_Rooney 6 hours ago.
walk, Len: 8.5km, Climb: 424m, Area: Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Trus...

  
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Ballyhoura 3 Tops
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 6.9km, Climb: 363m, Area: Seefin Mountain E Top, Ballyhoura Mountain...

Summit Comment
Aughinish: Clare Island
sandman 6 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Binn Mhairg: A well worthwhile but neglected scramble
IainT 6 days ago.
The quartzite slabs on the NE flank of Binn Mhairg make a good scramble, one of the best in the Maum Turks. They are reachable by traversing round from the Mam Ean track, pathless but largely gras...

  
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Moanlaur Ridge
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 754m, Area: Lack Mountain, Slieve Mish (Ireland) Lack...

Summit Comment
Scanlan's Island: Clare Island
sandman 6 days ago.
Access to the Island is via the gravel road/track located at M2575111537 .During low tide you have no problem driving on to the island and following the track to the left over concrete to within m...

  
Summit Comment
Lackabane: NE Spur
simon3 4 days ago.
The NE spur off Lackabane is something of a knife edge, descending steeply and with even steeper sides. Watch it on a poor day.

  
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Mount Brandon S Ridge from Conor Pass
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 22.4km, Climb: 1603m, Area: An Bhinn Dubh, Brandon Group (Ireland) A...

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Munnia Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 6 days ago.
Best to access this hill via the farm gate located on the the coastal side at M2929112163 in order to avoid the houses on the opposite side. Just a quick up and down over grazing land to begin and...

  
Forum: General
Local 100
wwwalker 3 weeks ago.
I just wanted to say well done on the change to the local 100 conditions. I was nearly there but the last 2 or 3 would have involved almost going through peoples gardens etc. so I abandoned trying...

  
Summit Comment
Knockvorneen: Coastal Hill
sandman 6 days ago.
Two 50cent Australian coins forever enjoying the view of Galway Bay.


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