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simon3
2020-08-01 08:45:35
Recognition for the Arderins
Context of comment:The Arderins, the list of Irish Mountains of 500m with a prominence of 30m has now been recognised as a premier list providing a lifetime challenge.
Message:In a joint announcement Mountaineering Ireland and MountainViews have described the vision, nature and objectives of the list. See
https://mountainviews.ie/resourceitem/announcements/ArderinsAnnouncementFinal.pdf

The joint announcement reflects agreement between Mountaineering Ireland's new hillwalking committee and MountainViews.
Additional points:The Arderins list in its current form was put together by MountainViews in 2009. The list was originally based on work by Joss Lynam and also Myrdyyn Philips/ Michael Dewey. Hundreds of people have contributed to the list or the data associated with it. The specification for the list is that summits must be at least 500m above sea level with a prominence of at least 30m. Currently there are 406 such summits recognised, however the number is expected to change as more refined surveying takes place. For example in Nov 2019 it was discovered that Common Mountain in Donegal SW forrmerly thought to be an Arderin misses out because surveying shows that its height is 499.7m, just under the minimum required.

Comment from MountainViews

We are delighted with this agreement and we hope it encourages hillwalkers to try the delights of the very very varied Arderins. We have not lost track however that ultimately the success of lists is in how hillwalkers view them and participate in them.
Fergalh
2020-05-23 11:46:00
"Map of Hill" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: Map of Hill (Contract pics)

Uisneach Hill
Context of comment:An addition to the historical Hills
Message:Usineach (Cnoc Uisnigh) is situated near the hamlet of Kilare in County Westmeath and is steeped in history, It is the burial site of the Earth Goddess Ériu & the Sun God Lugh and as such was regarded as sacred ground. It is also the seat of the original High Kings of Ireland (and not the trio who sing now). St Patrick visited there and preached to the multitudes as did Daniel O'Connell and Padraig Pearse and Develera (Eamon not Rocky). Other famous visitors have been Fionn Mac Cumhaill and various other heros of Celtic Mythology (Not the football team but way before their time). At the time of Tara it was equal in importance with an ancient royal palace on the slopes and is as worthy if not more worthy to be included in the historical hills list. Its height is 182 Metres...and there are guided tours on the hill.

here are some links to the Hill....

http://uisneach.ie/history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Uisneach

https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/discover/stories/featured-stories/hill-of-uisneach
Fergalh
2020-04-14 18:16:54
"The summit of one of the tops" from Fergalh Contract pics
Picture: The summit of one of the tops (Contract pics)

Barrangeahy
Context of comment:There are 5 hills 4 of which have cairns east of Barranageahy…They are 427 metres, 443 metres, 467 metres, 482 metres and 502 metres
Message:4 of these have cairns on them..they do not fit into the cultural or historical category but perhaps on the local list. There is a significant drop than climb on most of them but again all seem to be close to 30 metres. Maybe one of them could be added to the local list ? For those that have climbed from the east any thoughts on this ?
simon3
2020-04-08 13:56:03
April 20 Quiz Answers.
Context of comment:The answers for the two quizzes are now at the end of the online version of the newsletter.

Go to MountainViews.ie | New | Newsletters | April 2020

(or direct to mountainviews.ie/newsletters/month/2020-04/#quizanswers )
Message:You did try the quizzes before you looked, didn't you? :-)
Geraldo
2020-04-05 11:09:47
Track uploading failure
Context of comment:I've just recently joined and attempted to add a few tracks I have created via Garmin and Basecamp. However the upload fails reporting no valid date in file. However when I check the file in notepad it does have date and time, can anyone advise ?. I've tried attaching one of the files but the validation wont allow the upload even when ext renamed to jpg. I've attempted to try and show just the xml line instead with angle brackets removed see (Principle Issue).
Message:time>2020-03-28T18:47:11Z
simon3
2020-04-03 08:17:57
Creative Commons and material sharing on MV
Context of comment:Creative Commons provides a legal way to share material with conditions. They say "Our licenses enable collaboration, growth, and generosity in a variety of media." and you can see their website at https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/
Message:MountainViews currently offers sharing under a somewhat similar regime to Creative Commons as outlined at https://mountainviews.ie/conditions/

The website proposes in outline to more fully embrace the Creative Commons approach, specifically the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA licence.
Additional points:We are interested in comments on this proposal.
simon3
2020-04-01 12:34:58
Re Kanturk
Context of comment:It's definetely on the website.
Note. Mountainviews added some places to Paul's list.
https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/
Message:You are welcome to propose additional names etc using the Propose Places Database Change button on the page mentioned above.
jgfitz
2020-04-01 12:07:09
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
Context of comment:This is an excellent resource, and delighted to see that it has been updated. I just happened to check Kanturk/Kanturch/Brown Mountain to see how it was named. From what I can see, it's not listed! I have checked under its various names and its co-ordinates, but nothing shows up.
simon3
2020-03-26 09:40:31
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
Context of comment:Many of the placenames and Irish forms for names in MountainViews came from the work of Paul Tempan, a qualified scholar in the area.
He has issued a revised document with various changes and improvements and this is available here:

https://mountainviews.ie/resourceitem/names/List2019/IrishLandscapeNames2019.pdf or through the Resources page of the website:

https://mountainviews.ie/resources/
Message:It has been around 9 years since the last such update from Paul and we would like to thank him for his work.
The revised list makes a start on some coastal features and on area names as well as many detail changes.
Additional points:MountainViews is interested in correcting names as best it can so we would like to incorporate changes in the document into our online database. We invite assistance in doing this from volunteers.

Perhaps something to do in the current Covid unpleasantness.
simon3
2020-03-11 09:31:03
"Example track elevation profile." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Example track elevation profile. (Contract pics)

New elevation display for shared tracks.
Context of comment:When a track is displayed it can be useful to see a representation of the ascents and descents.
Message:MountainViews now includes a graph or outline of the height that a track reaches at different points along the track.
The "Elevation Profile" shows the points on the track. The main source of information about the height a track reaches at different points comes from the GPS unit. While often this works well, sometimes the GPS unit or mobile app creating the track is not accurate for a variety of reasons.
For comparison in Ireland we also show the height derived from a digital elevation model. This data came from a NASA survey of much of the earth in 2001 known as the Shuttle Radio Topography Mission, hence its name "SRTM" This has its own advantages and difficulties however it is independent of the GPS derived heights and serves as a useful comparison.
Additional points:As always with new features, let us know if there are issues or bugs at admin - at - mountainviews.ie


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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 16 hours ago.
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Fair Mountain: Spiky forest
simon3 4 days ago.
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Track
Cliff top loop from Carrowteige
markwallace a day ago.
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Summit Summary
Fair Mountain: Flattish spur south of the Wicklow Gap, cliffy to the north.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Broaghnabinnia: Lung bursting ascent of Broaghnabinnia
glencree 4 days ago.
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Carrauntoohil: A Night Climb of Carrauntoohill
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simon3 4 days ago.
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Summit Comment
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eamonoc a week ago.
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Summit Comment
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simon3 a week ago.
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Meall nan Eun: Gentle slopes lead to this Munro
eamonoc a week ago.
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The mighty Slioch (The Spear)
eamonoc a week ago.
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