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Pepe
2017-06-13 08:29:47
Island Bagging?
I presume the 'climbed' button on MV was changed to a 'visited' button to facilitate the new islands now featured. But what exactly constitutes 'visiting'? In the case of some islands I think a flexible attitude is required. Take two examples; Rockabill off Skerries and Gull Island off Bunmahon. Landing on the Rock is discouraged, in fact there's usually a warden there, especially in breeding season, to prevent pleasure craft from landing. You can venture within yards of it but cannot set foot on it. So does circumnavigating it and waving to the warden constitute 'visiting'?

In the case of Gull Island you can paddle around it in your kayak but it is not possible to safely land and clamber up. This is because there is no safe place to get out of the kayak and secure it to the rock while you're gallivanting about up top! Certainly not at full tide anyway which is when I was fishing for mackerel around and about it. I've read of swimming groups and lone swimmers who have gone out to rocky islands. In their case, yes, they could climb up and 'bag' it in the classic sense but that has a touch of extreme sport about it. Besides, though I have a handsome face, I don't look well in swimming togs because the rest of me is quite revolting and causes a stampede as people, especially the ladies, run for miles.

Does sailing around Rockabill and paddling around Gull Island without setting foot on either constitute 'visiting'? I think it does because in the case of one, landing would've involved breaking the law and possible arrest. In the case of the other, serious injury and possible drowning might have resulted from a foolhardy attempt to gain a foothold. So have I clicked the 'visited' button for Rockabill and Gull Island? Yes I have, because I have visited them to the best of my ability without breaking the law and applying common sense so I won't break my neck on a lump of rock.


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Summit Comment
Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 13 hours ago.
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge s...

  
Summit Summary
Corraun Hill: Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Harry Goodman 13 hours ago.
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around L737 943. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over s...

  
Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver a day ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

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Kilfarrasy Hill: What Lies Beneath is better than What Lies Up Top
Pepe 2 days ago.
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Track
Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 a day ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Westtown Hill: The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Pepe 2 days ago.
Curiosity made me investigate Westown Hill, having blissfully passed within a hundred metres of its ‘summit’ many a time on walks, drives and cycles. The top lies up a tarmac road leading west off...

Track
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Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
Forum: General
Reviewers wanted.
simon3 3 days ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
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Puglia: Trajan Way to Ostuni
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 264m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
Summit Summary
Buckoogh: Somewhat separated peak, great sea views, boggy top.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
Currently the easiest route is from the SE. Park at the gate at G015 002 and follow the line of an old wall beside the forest up the hill. The route from the east starts by parking at G014 015 at ...

  
Forum: General
Morocco
spiider28 a week ago.
Thanks for the detailed advice @kernowclimber, really appreciate it


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