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Conor74
2013-08-12 18:10:19
The Wicklow Round...
...after a few years of putting it on the long finger, finally took up mountain running this summer and ran 5 Irish Mountain Running Association races, including Carrauntoohil, Lugnaquilla and yesterday's end of season biggie, 5 summits in the Galtys. Have to say I've kinda caught the bug, as someone who loves hillwalking for perhaps the physical challenge maybe more than the flora and fauna and scenery. And hillwalking really translates neatly into mountain running, indeed fell running in the UK originated amongst shepherds and mountain guides. There is a big crossover both in the sports and in the people who do them; lots of hard hillwalking is great training for mountain running, whereas never really found it benefitted road running.

Anyway, not sure it's something I've seen here, but there are certain challenges that have taken on legendary status amongst hillwalkers and runners, in England they have the Bob Graham round which is a circuit of 42 summits in 24 hours in the Lake District (though the record for the original 42 now stands at under 14 hours, and indeed the 24 hour record is 77 peaks). Here in Ireland we have the Wicklow Round, 26 peaks and over 6,000m ascent in under 24 hours, complete with rules and regulations. Thought it might be of interest to anyone seeking a challenge...

https://www.imra.ie/wicklowround/
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Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 16 hours 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)

  
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La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy a day 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 ()

  
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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 2 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 2 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...

  
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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 2 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...

  
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 2 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...

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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...

  
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 2 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
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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 ...

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

  
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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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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...


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