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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)

MORE SOCIAL CLIMBERS?
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?
Lists good - beer better? Oops here comes the indignation .........


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Slieve Foye: Not bad.
shanks 4 hours ago.
Excellent if introduceing new walkers reasonably well signed but was a little overgrown in spots and path really close to wire fencing at others. Apart from that ☺

  
Track
Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy a day ago.
Route from Pennycomelately Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by f walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Track
La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 2 days ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

Summit Comment
Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 3 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

  
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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 3 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
Summit Comment
Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 3 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

Summit Comment
Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 3 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

  
Forum: General
The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 3 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

Summit Comment
Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

  
Track
Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Comment
Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...


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