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Conor74
2014-01-16 11:46:45
Yep, we have avalanches...
...here's a report from Kerry Mountain Rescue on an incident in 1986 when a snow avalanche swept away 3 climbers in Carrauntoohil, who thankfully all survived a fall of 1000 feet with just a few breaks and stitches. In the very bad winters in recent years have seen people doing avalanche tests before entering the gullies on the same mountain, not sure if the concern was genuine or for show.

http://www.kerrymountainrescue.ie/team/articles/article6.html

We also have rockfalls and, not in the Reeks but in other areas, the peculiar phenomenon of bogburst which has caused a few tragedies - the link below cites an incident in Mayo where a village was engulfed and one in East Kerry in the 1890s when a whole family was killed. Unlike the 1986 incident above obviously not your classic mountain avalanche, granted.

http://books.google.ie/books?id=5TB9qI0joSUC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=bog+burst+rathmore&source=bl&ots=z-WY08zL4B&sig=GBt6u_iB8ZQMKR7XzohYzgkcu4g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QMbXUtaiOqnC7AaTsoHQAg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=bog%20burst%20rathmore&f=false

Finally, this site has noted landslides and rockfalls, like that in the Brandon range...

http://mountainviews.ie/summit/694/
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Near Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 7.4km, Climb: 181m, Area: Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland) ...

  
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Tonlagee via Stoney Top.
simon3 an hour ago.
Stoney Top view south.Annalecka BridgeThis walk starts from near Annalecka bridge where there is a limited amount of p... walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 659m, Area: Stoney Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) St

  
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RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
muzag a day ago.
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/

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Slemish: tea at the top
Parts999 2 days ago.
great views my kids and i are going to as many mountian tops as we can, we call it tea at the topit great fun

  
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Knocknamuck: Summit of the Slieveardagh Hills
Wilderness 3 days ago.
If you fancy a longer walk you can start at the car park just outside Grange at S309566. From here I walked clockwise round the Crag Forest Loop until I reached the Wellington Monument. I then joi...

  
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Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
I had a mixed day weatherwise, with dark skies, rain and flat light one minute, and blue skies the next, but it only added to the spectacular views to be had from the summit. If anything, the view...

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Kenmare next week.
simon3 a day ago.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie

  
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Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness a week ago.
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well ...

  
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Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
Different finish on this year's challenge, adding some 3km over good forest tracks. Best weather conditions we could ... walk, Len: 34.2km, Climb: 1491m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mo

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Dromderalough: Here we go again
peter1 2 weeks ago.
Ah yes...The Dromderaloughs...in cloud and rain...'climb me once, shame on me, climb me twice, shame on thee'.I had climbed Dromderalough some years ago in Autumn, in cloud and rain, using Paddy D...

  
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Re Morocco
simon3 a day ago.
spider28I walked in Morocco and the Atlas mountains some years ago.I didn't go to Toubkal but did visit various other places. One piece of advice. Be prepared for the heat and UV. And in particula...

  
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Glenbeigh Horseshoe, extended version
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
A peak-bagger's trip over the beautiful Glenbeigh Horseshoe, with plenty of time allowed for filming. walk, Len: 41.7km, Climb: 1906m, Area: Seefin, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Se...


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