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dhmiriam
2014-01-21 00:14:36
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Scavvy # 10
Scavvy #10.
Jan 18th 2014.
Bhí sé fliuch. Or for the non Gaeilgoirs amongst us, (many had travelled from afar, Slovakia, Poland, Wales, Scotlandish, England, Cork, Kerry, Dublin, Kildare, Middle Earth) Vee Shay Fluck, It Was Wet/Rainy. All day, with variations and degrees of fluichness. The view was fliuch too. Heavy cloud sunk low over rising mist and layers of fog. There were apparitions of mountains, it is said, but given I thought I saw Moses parting water for a flock, (yes, a fliuch flock), when I had thought all was lost, anything was possible. Having a foot un-accommodated to walking on water, I took to driving the High Mournes Loop Drive while the miraculous ascended. It must be a fabulous drive as it is well sign posted. I may even have completed it twice.
I did get to read the manifest for this Scavvy prior to its departure and it was impressive on many levels but none so much as the 15min interval allotted for taking in nutrition. 15mins, total. And that was a reprieve given by thankfully someone who eats. So no carrot and stick mentality here. A Scavvy presents oneself committed. I mean that in the sweetest sense. To tell the most truth, the ones I felt sorry for were the ones who missed the thing. As Conor74 put it there is something to be said about the mountains when wrapped in mists and mystique, not to mention the wrap itself later in Newcastle. I imagine it’s a bit like the return from war. The idea of communal suffering, endurance and survival, tending to solidarity, or boasting rights, who had the most wet in the most. Stuff of classics really. Wives and fiancées waiting for the return of their men.
Onzy has posted a very sensible account of the B track route, kindly led by Cra. Muzag took the A Battalion, and Jackill the C, for which Scotchie and I would like to thank all three leaders for their time, generosity and great good humour. So nice to meet up again and to be given the opportunity to meet the newcomers, who delighted at every turn. There is no small effort made in organizing these cohesive Scavvy events, it seems the entire night previous is devoted to tidying up months of preparatory work and we must be grateful that there are still that ilk amongst us given the selfie world has grown so invasive. The troops turned out very well, full kits, impeccably presented, and on return, sodden and proven both. New boots were baptized. Old boots withstood. The dyed in the wool, softening in their complexions.


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Just Dooish !
pazapas 3 hours ago.
?The walk is a simple 24.5km loop all inside Glenveagh National Park. The entrance is free of charge.The route is made walk, Len: 24.5km, Climb: 898m, Area: Donegal NW (Ireland) Crockmulroney, Doo

  
Track
Lough Curra Circuit
Jim Holmes 19 hours ago.
A simple enough route, but very rewarding - from the Cush carpark, head upwards to Lough Curra. Then it's up to the mi... walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1011m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) G

  
Track
Croghan Kinsella
jgfitz a day ago.
This is a variation on track #3938, so I will avoid repeating the comments made there, with which I fully agree. This... walk, Len: 11.4km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan

Summit Comment
Cnoc na Boirne: Murren.....a little gem.
jsramsey1491 a day ago.
Last Thursday, 18/10/2018, a few friends and I did a recce on Murren Hill and the surrounding area. We have over the past twenty years or so covered most of the county but this was the first time ...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Binnian: Mind how you go on a route Not Recommended
Pepe 3 days ago.
Climbed this yesterday on the route leading from Brackenagh Bridge. Chose this route because I wanted to do Moolieve and the Wee Binnian on the way up. On a plus note a local farmer kindly let me ...

  
Track
Buckaun - Binnaw circuit.
simon3 3 days ago.
Hydro scheme at Lough Nadirkmore.The walk starts from a point high in an east facing coum of Maumtrasna. This road goes walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 368m, Area: Partry/Joyce Country (Ireland)

Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: A spectacular landscape
Damian120 3 days ago.
It's a seldom-visited area of County Mayo yet it boasts some of the most impressive coastal architecture in the entire country. After spending five years covering and exploring the landscape of th...

  
Forum: General
THE POWER OF WORDS
Pepe 2 days ago.
There I was scratching around on Slieve Binnian. Up top, I bumped into a couple out hillwalking for the day. Pleasantries were exchanged – which way did you come up, fabulous views, the weather – ...

  
Track
Knocknalougha South Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
Route to Knocknalougha South Top from Crow Hill carpark ... as outlined by melohara on the Hill Page... walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 430m, Area: Knocknalougha South Top, Knockmealdown Mo...

Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
Track
12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 6 days ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

  
Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous ...


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