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Trailtrekker
2014-06-18 12:33:25
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You Don't Know Man you Weren't There!!
It is two years ago this month that it happened and I still wake up in a cold sweat with nightmares about those ten minutes in the Rhododendrons in the Knockmealdowns! Four young fit men following the east Munster way to the vee before heading on for the high summits. Somewhere along the way we overshot our turning point and ended up surrounded by the deadly vegetation. We had two choices, retrace our steps, or as stubborn men tend to do, beat our way forward. It must have taken us all of ten minutes to find that road and I was never as scared in all my life. The temptation was there to ring mountain rescue, but on this occasion we resisted!

As well as the rascally rhododendron we have another major threat to life as we know it on this island. Yes, temperatures are due to hit a massive 29 degree (maybe!) in the west today. This apparently is sufficient to warrant a met eireann weather warning! I can just imagine them all on Joe Duffy this afternoon with their tales of hardship. Maybe just as well that we didn't qualify for the world cup, if a temperature below 30 degree triggers a National Warning!

And now for something completely different..........
It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the well wishes for our wander around Leinster at the weekend. Thank you all, I am indeed one of the many on here who are not well in the head, we kind of sleep walked up Corn Hill, but to anyone who has been to it, they will know that we missed nothing! GPS track details now updated if you want to look, still dying to know has anyone done this before us?
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La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 3 hours ago.
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV a day ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

  
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The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy a day ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV a day ago.
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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV a day ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV a day ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

  
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV a day ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
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The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly a week ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()

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Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

  
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Drumnalifferny loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
Exploring Drumnalifferny as to bag the NE top. Fantastic views once the clouds lifted. I also spent some time to clim... walk, Len: 8.6km, Climb: 542m, Area: Drumnalifferny Mountain, Donegal NW (Irel


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