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BleckCra
2018-03-31 17:19:19
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No Challenge
After many years of lusting after the poisoned chalice that is a Mourne Seven Sevens entry form and also drinking deeply from it over the years, challenge childer and mountainviewers Roberto and yours truly, the Cra recently took mountainviewer Jackill's advice to go and get paralytic on the head of bagging Errigal but as much to catch the last set of the Six Nations.
I cannot speak for the rest but I certainly can't be sure about a period between noon on the Saturday and somewhere around Omagh on the Sunday.
During these out of body hours the Robert and I resolved to have one last lash at by far the best Challenge walk in Ireland and as we planned the preamble with the enthusiasm of 20 year olds it occurred to me that we weren't. The prospect of all that training when I could be setting beans or thinning out leeks or drinking wine.
Couple of days ago we are all advised that the Sevens are off this year. No one able to take it on. Genuinely very sorry to hear that and the Spartans club efforts over the years ... magnificent and really appreciated.
Thing is, no point in training now.
Is that greenfly on the roses?


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12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy 16 hours ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 237m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Summit Comment
Knockroe: Where Summits relocate with No Plate Movement
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
Knockroe summit is listed as being located in County Cork. The correct location however is County Waterford. Déise abú.

Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous ...

  
Summit Summary
Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Pigeon Rock itself, but can be done in isolation if you want. Car park can be found at 234 278 A. Take the track directly across the road that follows the Rocky Ri...

  
Track
Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 381m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

Summit Comment
Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Approaching from Rocky Mountain summit requires a bit of up-and-down trekking, as it is necessary to first ascend Tornamrock and then drop down again to a the col to the south before ascending Wee...

  
Track
Greek Islands: Kalymnos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 1.8km, Climb: 183m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

  
Summit Comment
Rocky Mountain: Pony express
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Seeing a group of about 7 or 8 ponies at the top of a mountain was a first for me. I did a little research and apparently these animals are wild, (according to a NI veterinarian group.) I also dis...


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