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simon3
2017-05-12 10:09:26
Rockall - inevitably Rockall.
Yes it is true that so far we haven't included Rockall. Essentially the automatic system we have for checking and normalising data doesn't cope with a place of disputed or joint territory. And yes, I can write code for this one exception and when I have a few spare hours I will. Nevertheless there's 549 new islands included so we'll all have new options if we are interested.
Very probably the status of Rockall and discussions about it will become more difficult given that the UK is leaving the EU and its processes for harmonious resolution of the many such issues history has bequeathed our continent. No doubt we will find a way to include the place, if only because if becomes topical or because budding nationalists keep raising it. In the meanwhile for walkers there's a whole lot of islands that are reachable without boats or helicopters. A rough count suggests around 50, reachable by bridge, by public ferry or at low tide.
And if you are fortunate enough to be someone with a suitable boat we hope you find some value in being able to mark what you have reached, share gps tracks of how you went and write up what you found.
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Forum: General
More Mount Brandon
tomlug48 9 hours ago.
On the way to the summit

  
Summit Summary
Binn Charrach: NE finger from the Twelve Bens offers a way in.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 17 hours ago.
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversi...

  
Summit Summary
Bencorrbeg: Shapely outlier, serious scrambling.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 18 hours ago.
Bencorbeg dominates views from the mouth of the Gleninagh Valley. Although only 577m, the full extent of this height is seen when the mountain is viewed from north or east, as the mountain plunges...

Summit Comment
Inis Leacan: Island south of Roundstone.
simon3 3 days ago.
Inishlacken is a small island south of Roundstone. Here it is viewed from Inishnee.

  
Summit Comment
Oileán an Chlaí: Island in Bertraghboy Bay
simon3 3 days ago.
Oghly Island is around 250m from the driveable Inishnee island.

  
Track
Beast of Bencorrbeg tackled from the south.
simon3 3 days ago.
As many others have said Bencorrbeg is a serious scrambling challenge. This track was an attempt to reach it from the ... walk, Len: 14.0km, Climb: 669m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

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Lettershinna Hill: Grass top, distant heights.
simon3 3 days ago.
As paddyhillsbagger found, the Bens form a backdrop to the top of Lettershinna. This picture was taken during a generally mist covered period one May day.

  
Track
Wicklow: Glenmalure to Glendalough
Onzy 4 days ago.
Glenmalure to Glendalough viw Wicklow Way & the Spinc... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 540m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Track
The Heights of Malta
madfrankie 3 days ago.
When you're considering hiking trips abroad, Malta is not likely to be high on anyone's list. It's small and the human f walk, Len: 8.4km, Climb: 40m, Area: Malta, Dingli ()

Summit Summary
Benglenisky: Southern Bens easiest way up.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Driving towards Clifden along the N59, go 2km past the Benlettery Hostel and take the minor road on the right. I.5km along this, at point L750 499, there is a large space for parking on the right,...

  
Track
Waterfalls Galore
march-fixer 4 days ago.
There are two major waterfalls in Jamaica. Dunn's River Falls and Reach Falls. Reach Falls is by far the most beautiful walk, Len: 6.2km, Climb: 109m, Area: Jamaica, Portland ()

  
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Binn Bhriocáin: Rocky top from afar.
simon3 3 days ago.
The rocky top of Letterbreckaun viewed from Bencorrbeg in the Twelve Bens which is 4.5km away.


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