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BleckCra
2013-07-01 21:18:46
""You never think it
Picture: "You never think it's that big until you're on top of it." (Contract pics)

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We made our guest appearances at the Mournes Walking Festival on Saturday.
The Saturday big walk, the Saturday big eat, the Saturday big drink and the Sunday big hangover.
The A route was that fabulous loop, Hen, to Eagle - Eagle to Rocky - and in different company, would allow me to tell the story about Cock Mountain - but Ah well ......
The Mourne International Festival seemed to be pretty well run, a good check in check out system, The Wee Binns Club playing a big part in walk leadership. We had its inimitable Challenge Leader Des McConville at the front of the ship - and none better. Details for and against seemed to balance out but where it fell down was in its immediate apres walk. All the big southern festivals feature serious cake eating and socialising after the walk - walkers network, we catch up on stories, plans, etc, flag up events blahdeblah, before we go into the pub next door and lose our faculties. Mournes Festival - nothing. Sign in, here's your free hat, go away. Not so good. Sandwiches, coffee? Not a whisper. But still the same registration fee.
T B Discussed I think.
... and so to the mountainviews website and its place in our hearts :-) does it have one? The Dark Lord Jackill kicked off the Scavenger Walks as a way of getting mviewers together, a format that has had its successes. Long standing member of the site and myself, after the Mournes Festival Walk, railed against this and that about the mountainviews site, but were aware that we and the rest of our bold band would never have met had it not been for mountainviews. Is there something else here TBD?
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 6 hours ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 10 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 10 hours ago.
View from the west.

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 10 hours ago.
View from the east.

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 10 hours ago.
Picture from the west.

  
Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 12 hours ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 12 hours ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.

  
Summit Summary
Buckaun East: Bump at the end of Buckaun ridge.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 12 hours ago.
This summit is almost an Arderin and almost a Carn. It makes a handy extra stop on the fringes of Maumtrasna, a place notoriously devoid of relief.

  
Summit Comment
Tievecrom: Ring of Hills
Bunsen7 a day ago.
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Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
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Summit Comment
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simon3 2 days ago.
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Track
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simon3 2 days ago.
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