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2017-08-24 16:01:04
Scrambling guide to Ulster and Connacht
Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen a mention of Alan Tees's recent guide fo scrambles and easy rock climbs in the northern half of Ireland (available as either a paper book or a download). Loads of good adventures in it, from things that are mainly walks (e.g. Fair Head) to Severe rock climbs (e.g. FM in the Mournes). The obvious classics such as Carrot Ridge, the north side of Mweelrea and the NW ridge of Errigal are included, but he has got well off the beaten track too, and there are some great coastal scrambles (Achill Head, Malin Head). Rock climbs get detailed descriptions, but on the scrambles you are left to find your own way to a fair extent. Alan is clear that the book is aimed at experienced mountaineers, but others might have liked a bit more info. I did the Lamagan Slabs route last week and only worked out how what I did related to his route afterwards (thoroughly enjoyed it though). Inevitably there are a few gaps - Alan is Donegal based so Connemara gets a bit short changed, with nothing in the Maum Turks, for instance (not even the B. Mhairg slabs). That said, there's lots of variety, nice pics to whet your appetite and enough to keep adventure seekers occupied for some time to come. It's certainly added quite a few things to my hitlist! Nice job Alan, now somebody needs to do a South-west one (Con Moriarty?).
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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes a day ago.
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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

Fuerteventura: La Oliva to Lajares.
simon3 5 days ago.
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Corn Hill: Nice Views Visible Again
TommyMc 3 days ago.
I visited Corn Hill on a sunny morning in March 2018 and was pleased to see that some of the forestry that had blighted the area near summit has been felled in recent years and as a result there a...

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Chimney Rock Mountain: Fine views in the NE Mournes
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Trailtrekker a week ago.
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Glenbeigh Loop
GSheehy 3 days ago.
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jgfitz a week ago.
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Aidy's "A" pic.
BleckCra 2 weeks ago.
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TommyMc a week ago.
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Lanzarote: Femes to Playa Blanco, Minor Woes
simon3 a week ago.
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Lugduff SE Top: Great views
ewen 2 weeks ago.
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Fuerteventura: Lobos Island
simon3 a week ago.
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