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CaptainVertigo
2014-02-10 09:06:42
Two Men Missing on Sheep's Head
The Irish Independent reports this morning: A land and sea search is underway in Co Cork for two Dutch men who disappeared after going out walking on Saturday. The two men, aged 31 and 33, who are regular visitors to the area and know it well, have not been seen since Saturday afternoon. They arrived in Ireland last Wednesday and were staying in a holiday home that belongs to the mother of one of the men.
They told her they would go walking along Sheep’s Head at lunchtime but never returned.
The alarm was raised at 11.30pm last night by a neighbour when concerns for the men’s safety grew. It is feared that the men may have been walking near the coast when high winds were blowing high waves onto the rocks near the lighthouse.
The Shannon rescue helicopter searched both sides of the peninsula in the early hours of this morning using searchlights. It re-fuelled in Castletownbere this morning before resuming the search. The Castletownbere and Goleen coastguards also launched a coastal search this morning Gardai say one of the men’s mobile phones is ringing but not being answered, and the man’s wallets are at the holiday home and a car they were using is parked outside.
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12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 20 hours 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

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

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
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Summit Comment
Knockroe: Where Summits relocate with No Plate Movement
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
Knockroe summit is listed as being located in County Cork. The correct location however is County Waterford. Déise abú.

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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Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 381m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

Summit Comment
Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Greek Islands: Kalymnos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 1.8km, Climb: 183m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

  
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Rocky Mountain: Pony express
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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