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Project Mountain Goat - Invitation
Many of you will be aware of Simon Byrne's efforts to climb the entire Vandeleur-Lynam and Arderin Lists in a year, a combined total of 454 hills. Well, 10 and a half months have passed since he began in early January and those of you who regularly consult the Summiteers Lists will have noted that a certain Simoburn has been jumping up those lists with a vengeance. For those that don't, as at today, he has completed 397 of the hills and has a mere 57 remaining. While 57 500m+ hills might represent a very good year for many, Simon has decided that these will be completed in the next 32 days and that he will finish with Mullaghcarn in the Sperrins on Saturday, December 27th.

This is a staggering achievement; to call it 'historic' could be stretching it, but we are not aware of anyone doing even either of the constituent lists in a year, let alone both [[Aargh! - sorry to pn_runner and friend who did do something like the VLs in a year!!]], so maybe 'historic' is the word. In addition Simon's quest has bequeathed a huge resource to MV, in that all his routes have been recorded on GPS and the resultant tracks all posted here and available to members. Beware though, Simon's idea of a 'walk' might be a tad ambitious for some; 9 of these tracks are over 40k and 13 have more that 2,000m of ascent!

Anyhow, in the 'Munro' tradition, a few of us hope to join Simon on Mullaghcarn for the final climb. Mullaghcarn is an easy walk up a mast road; 7k return with an ascent of 300m. We will begin from the B48 at H494 830; December 27th, meeting at 11am and starting out at 11.30am. Anyone who has a couple of hours to spare and wants to see history being made is welcome!
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Lackagh Mountain: Holy Boley
TommyV 8 hours ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
Track
Brandon point to Sas Creek to Araglen
Fergalo 12 hours ago.
Brandon point to Sas Creek to Araglen returning to Brandon point be Teer bog road walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 554m, Area: Faill an tS?is, Brandon Group (Ireland) F...

  
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Mountainviews Walk in the Mournes
BleckCra 13 hours ago.
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Summit Comment
Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV 8 hours ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV 8 hours ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

  
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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally a day ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

Track
Dingle to Cloghane
Fergalo 12 hours ago.
Challenge walk from Dingle to Cloghane over the dingle way. walk, Len: 45.7km, Climb: 1592m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Brandon, Brandon...

  
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Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV a day ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...

  
Summit Comment
Carricktriss Gorse: Looking for a trig in the trees.
TommyV a day ago.
Followed the directions provided by wicklore and jackhil. Happy to report that there is no sign of the rottweiler but the house does have a beware of the dog sign. Just to mention it's possible to...

Summit Comment
Knocknamuck: Usain Bolt.
TommyV a day ago.
This is purely for a quick bag. Accessed via the road mentioned in other comments. The area is now a small windfarm and there are signs at the access gate stating no unauthorized personnel. As the...

  
Track
An Starraicin
Fergalo 12 hours ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

  
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Clomantagh Hill: The Kilkenny Burren.
TommyV a day ago.
Eamonoc's directions are spot on on but there is an obvious track made by a tractor so following this will also take you close to the summit. It's a lovely little walk but very obviously on farmla...


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