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Hi IainT,There was.. by Peter Walker   (Show all posts)
IainT
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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WalkinIreland 2 days ago.
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