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CaptainVertigo
2008-11-30 00:19:20
"Jim the Antrim Gully Man" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
Picture: Jim the Antrim Gully Man (Contract pics)
Mourne Traffic Chaos
I spent over an hour and a half sitting in an almost stationary car on the M1 just before the border this morning on my way to the Mournes. When movement came it was a miserable crawl.
I phoned Dundalk Garda station and was cheerfully informed that this was a regular occurrence due to a combination of road works near Newry and the massive influx of southern shoppers looking for bargains. I was a bit incensed to discover that by the time one came to an EXPECT DELAYS sign, one had already been trapped for ages, and that there was no possible escape..I have no doubt that there were thousands of cars stuck in that jam. Surely we should have been seeing warnings all the way along the road, thus alowing one to exit the M1 and head for Crossmaglen ( although the very name strikes terror in my heart) or some such place. Imagine if a woman had gone into labour! Anyway I eventually got through Newry and out to the Mournes. It was almost midday, instead of half nine. (SUGGESTION http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/254215)But conditions were awesome. Heavy frost, bright sunshine and wisps of fog. I intend to write up my trip to Doan and Crom, but meanwhile may I simply say that I met two other lone walkers at different times. Jim from Antrim emerged onto the summit of Doan as I was having my lunch on that exceptional peak in perfect conditions. We got chatting and walked over to Ben Crom. That's Jim in the photo. He casually mentioned that he had ascended the gully just to the left of the Crom summit previously. Later, when he had moved on, I peeped over the edge of the gully and almost defecated immediately. It was TERRIFYING. How could a human being subject themselves to such a horror? Here's to you Jim and I hope you followed my advice and looked up this site. Later I met David Gordon (originally from Cavan) at the saddle between Carn and S.Loughshannagh. We had a great chat as we descended the dangerously icy path towards the Ott Car Park in the gathering gloom. The company, in both cases, was most enjoyable. David proved a great help when I couldn't open my car door because the key wouldn't turn the frozen lock. He simply poured hot tea from his flask onto the unyielding metal!!


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Slieve Beg: Southern plunge
simon3 an hour ago.
The famous side of Slieve Beg is the NE, gashed by the Devils Coachroad. However the SE side also has its drama.Taken on a frosty slippy day from Cove.

  
Summit Comment
Chimney Rock Mountain: Rock, cloud and sea.
simon3 an hour ago.
Chimney Rock photographed from between Slievelamagan an Cove.

  
Track
Pic de Cresp
David-Guenot 18 hours ago.
walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 1190m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

Forum: General
James Forrest - VLs in 2 months man - talks
simon3 a day ago.
Date: 23rd/24th/25th January 2019Venue: 23rd Jan Dublin24th Jan Thurles25th Jan NewryDetails here: https://mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=2214The Vandeleur-Lynams, a list now maint...

  
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Dromderalough NE Top: VL Number 273 bagged....
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
My final Vandeleur-Lynam! Unfortunately No. 273 wasn't the most distinctive summit (when I came off Mangerton I couldn't even pick it out on the landscape) , but the views from the top are tremend...

  
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Dromderalough NE Top: Long route from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Not normally done in isolation, this top usually forms part of a walk involving Dromderalough itself or Mangerton. One approach is from the north, which has the advantage of a gently rising track ...

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Dromderalough NE Top: Odd-looking formations
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
On my approach to the summit I came across a large field of hundreds of these rather striking formations, which I think are are moss-covered boulders, but which looked like giant green ant-hills o...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 2 days ago.
Visited Mullaghdoo today, as part of a 16.4km tek over the Mullaghs, followed Onzy`s track 2570 and added on the walk out to Mullaghdoo and back from Mullaghclogha, much retracing of steps require...

  
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Mullaghdoo: Winter has arrived in the Sperrins
eamonoc 2 days ago.
View back over route taken from Mullaghclogha to Mullaghdoo

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Slievenaglogh: Pleasant 90 Minute Stroll
Pepe 5 days ago.
A blanket of cloud covered the higher Cooleys from Foxe's Rock to Foye but Slievenagloch was in the clear - happy days! Lots of logging activity at 9.30 of a Monday morning, so no space to park at...

  
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Mangerton: The Lake District
TommyV 6 days ago.
Scapania's directions to the start are perfect. It's possible to make a looped walked taking in Stoompa and Mangerton which will allow for great views of so many lakes I won't list them. It's a fa...

  
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Naweeloge Top: Meh
magnumpig 6 days ago.
I followed Sandmans instructions - thanks for those - it's a bit of a time consuming and boring climb, and the views from the top arent great. I wouldnt prioritise it if you have time constraints ...


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