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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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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 a day ago.
It is this Saturday 28th April! Visiting some of the lesser know summits in the Galtees, including Temple Hill and Lyracappal. If you would like to join us please contact Liz at elizabethashton201...

  
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Galtybeg: One of those rare perfect days
jackill a day ago.
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from...

  
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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 2 days ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

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Lugduff: A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 a day ago.
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendal...

  
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derkelly274 2 days ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

  
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Camenabologue SE Top: Direct Route from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
Followed directions posted on MV to find the forest ride up from Glenmalure. See track 3766.The first section of forestry SW of the forest track has been felled, making the forest ride more obviou...

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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 6 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness 2 days ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 4 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 a week ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...

  
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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
derkelly274 2 days ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...


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