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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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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell a day 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 a day ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 a day ago.
View from the west.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 3 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
View from the east.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
Picture from the west.

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

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 a day 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.


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