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simon3
2006-05-31 14:31:38
Change to list of mountains.
Context of comment:MountainViews uses a list of summits of at least 500m. The list is in need of improvement and here is our first revision.
Message:One accidentally included summit has been deleted and three extra summits have been added (Knocknahunna, Mullaghcarbatagh and Ott). The area names have been significantly renamed. For example there is now the area of Breifne which includes Cuilcagh and neighbouring summits. Previously these were illogically grouped with mountains in Sligo.

Various summit names have been changed for a whole variety of reasons ranging from correcting typos to using more correct forms. An example of the latter is the change from Ahinkeen to Caoinkeen. However the previous names used in MV have been recorded where relevant.

For many summits there is now extra information on the origin of the name and notes about it.

The name of the county / counties that the summit is in is now recorded for the first time.
The database has been amended to include the name in both English and Irish where available and in future versions of the software these will both appear.
Most of these changes have been made by Paul Tempan who will be writing a document describing the list. Far too often names have appeared on lists and maps without discussion. Paul's document is intended to allow consultation about the list.
Additional points:Many of these changes (Ott for example) have been put in at the request of members and MV relies on the members to look at the revised list and point out any errors or omissions.
simon3
2006-05-20 20:23:12
"Sample view of GPS map." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Sample view of GPS map. (Contract pics)
GPS for Ireland, article, download.
Context of comment:Currently MV provides GPS information in the form of waypoints that indicate the summit positions of all of the mountains in our list. While better than nothing this still does not use the full potential of GPS units . Essentially these can show maps and points of interest. There is no commercial product for GPS units at present, however we are pleased to announce the results of various community projects.

Message:Building on earlier work by member Pazapas and from data provided by the SMC (Scottish Mountaineering Club) briank has put together a really interesting article on what is available.
There is a link to the version produced by Pazapas and also links to other versions and other information. See Resources | All About maps for GPS in Ireland

Additional points:Getting the data onto your GPS requires the use of various tools and a PC, however it is perfectly feasible. We hope that this article will stimulate further interest in this area and also that we can find further sources of information to put onto maps.
Fionnán
2006-03-16 02:02:46
So Much choice...Any suggestions?
Context of comment:Hi! I've been surfing on this site for a while. I cannot find a general discussion forum so feel free to move this if you have one. The list of every mountain in Ireland over 500m in particular is a useful guide to all the challenges ahead. Thanks for that. My girlfriend and I have climbed two mountains so far, they being Cruach Phádraig at 764m and Lugduff at 652m (assuming it is Lugduff and not Camderry which is on the left of the Upper Lake in Glendalough). We are in Dublin and want to get out for Saturday. Kerry and West Cork, along with Galway, Mayo and Donegal are too far. Other than these where on the island would you recommend for the best climb/walk for 4-7 hours? Wherever we are going we will stay overnight. If there were a hurling match on Sunday I'd just go to the nearest mountain range to wherever it was so this question wouldn't arise:-). Thanks in anticipation.
Message:My suggestion, as unusual as it might seem to car drivers, would be to have a list of the nearest train stations to the different mountain ranges, and how to get there. We don't all have cars, unfortunately. I had initially planned on getting the train but the difficulty in finding out how far the respective mountains were to the nearest train station has me bringing my Dad's car. The Iarnród Éireann network map is here: http://tinyurl.com/zbnlf but it was hard to find out the nearest towns to the respective mountain ranges (I was looking in particular at the Galtees). PS: Your frontpage photos are fantastic. I had never heard of Hungry Hill or even the Caha Mountains, but what a picture! Excellent job allowing us to see where the photos were taken just by moving the mouse.
jackill
2006-01-25 15:23:13
"The Summit" from jackill Contract pics
Picture: The Summit (Contract pics)

New 500 mtr Summit?
Context of comment:I was intrigued by John_desmonds suggestion that Knockahunna could be above 500 meters. Looking at the map it certainly seems so.I set out last Sunday with my gps and an altimeter.
The summit is marked by a carin topped with a small concrete structure which must have been used for"bouncing" tv signals some years ago. Standing on the ground next to the cairn my gps was reading 502 meters whereas standing on the cairn next to the hut it was reading 504 meters. Accuracy was 5 meters for both. The Altimeter was reading 511 meters(Iusually find this could vary by as much as 20 meters from the gps reading). I then continued on to what I judged to be the highest point on the col to Slievenamon. I took readings there of 454 meters with 6 meters accuracy.
Message:promote Knockahunna!
tsunami
2006-01-24 22:00:33
New Summits
Context of comment:Just to echo the comments of john_desmond, I've often wondered why Finlieve in the Western Mournes wasn't in the database despite being well over 500m. It merely gets forgotten about in the shadow of Shanlieve - perhaps it could be included also.
Message:Update datebase
john_desmond
2005-12-31 19:50:58
Add new 500m summit
Context of comment:New 500m Summit?
During a walk last weekend around Slievenamon in Co. Tipp, I also took in a small seperate summit to the NNE called Knockahunna. Looking at the OS map, the summit (S 3031 3276) is inside a 500m contour and is at least 40m above the nearest saddle. Assuming it qualifies, it would be a new summit for the database of summits on the mountainviews website.
Message:Update database
simon3
2005-12-13 13:57:56
"User grid refs on OS map." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: User grid refs on OS map. (Contract pics)

User grid refs and maps.
Context of comment:Finding User Gridrefs. Where there is a grid reference in the comment for a mountain, the system will now find it. It will then be highlighted and put onto any maps that are visible as a red triangle.

This is very handy if you want to illustrate where you started from and other points of interest. If you want to see the feature in use have a look at for example "Knockmeal" on which there are three user grid refs. As well as showing the user grid refs on the small lower navigation map (at the left) it will also show them on the OSI map (not yet Northern Ireland). Note that it is possible to move the middle of the OS map to wherever you click on it.

The following sorts of grid reference will be accepted:
R123123, R 123123, 123123 and other small variations

R1234512345, R 1234512345, 1234512345 and other small variations

When a letter is not given then the system will guess what you mean from the mountain area you are posting in. However it is always preferable to put the letter in.
simon3
2005-11-07 11:47:25
New Ordnance Survey map.
Context of comment:Take a look at the recently added Ordnance Survey mapping.
Select Set Area Map On in the summits page (apologies, Republic only so far) The map presented is a cut-down Ordnance Survey 1:50000. Unlike the full map it does not include height information such as spot heights, contours or hill shading. It also does not include Waymarked Ways

However it it useful because it allows you see the roads, lakes and rivers near the summits we feature. This will often include the access points.

The features of this map display are in development and suggestions are welcome. We would consider for example putting markers for grid references people mention in their comments onto the map.
conorob
2005-07-31 11:32:07
Bencorrbeg --> Binn an Choire Bhig
Context of comment:Should Bencorrbeg mountain not be called by its correct name "Binn an Choire Bhig" as it is in the Gaeltacht. The Irish name means something, the English version does not.
Message:Change Bencorrbeg to Binn an Choire Bhig
simon3
2005-07-18 08:26:53
Mountains climbed area diagram.
Context of comment:Emerging feature.
Message:There's a new feature to help you locate what you have climbed or not climbed in any area -- a colour topographical map.

Go to My View | Climbed Log

Change "No map" to "Selected Points" and click on "have not climbed"

Click on New List.

A map should appear.

This is working well enough to be useful, however there are some obvious improvements. You are welcome to make suggestions.


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Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen: A short reward
TommyV 5 hours ago.
I tackled Bunnacunneen from the West which is a short, steep, direct climb to the summit.There is room to park at L92734 58016 for one car. From here hop the fence and handrail the stream for the ...

  
Summit Comment
Clondermot Hill: Now doing B&B
m0jla 17 hours ago.
20/05/2019 We followed the suggestion from jimmyread and asked permission at Walsh's farm. Mrs Walsh is now doing Air B&B.

  
Summit Comment
Slievekirk: Wind Farm completed
m0jla 17 hours ago.
20/05/2019 The wind farm appears to be complete. Lots of parking space at point G (NW of summit) and a good road to follow until close to the summit.

Summit Comment
Crockdooish: Barbed wire proliferates
m0jla 17 hours ago.
17/05/2019 Several of the barbed wire fences have been (or are still being) replaced with higher, double strand barbed wire tops.

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghash: Well hidden Sweat House
m0jla 20 hours ago.
16/05/2019 We found this much easier than expected. Parked, with permission, in the yard of the cottage by the sign to the Sweat House and followed the path to the display panel. Failed to find an...

  
Track
Slieve League
conormcbandon 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 783m, Area: Cnoc Ramhar, Donegal SW (Ireland) Cnoc Ra...

Summit Comment
Donald's Hill: Steep but good going
m0jla 20 hours ago.
15/05/2019 We used the route from the SW. Apart from being steep it is an excellent route and gives fine views of King's Fort which we visited on descent . Delightful at bluebell time.

  
Track
Circling a turquoise gem: Lago de Braies in the Dolomites.
simon3 4 days ago.
More to come walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 682m, Area: Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige () ||

  
Track
The Faha Ridge
conormcbandon 6 days ago.
I have been putting off the Faha Ridge for years having previously backed out in almost ideal conditions due to the ... walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 1138m, Area: Benagh, Brandon Group (Ireland) Benagh||

Summit Comment
Loughermore: The shorter route
m0jla 20 hours ago.
17/05/2-19 We used the route suggested by Peter Walker. Very pleasant apart from the drizzle which limited views where the forest allowed them

  
Forum: General
The gender gap...a sobering tale
Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Hi folksThose of you who know me in real life will know I generally try to find the humour in the outdoors (to an annoying degree for some). But what follows is serious; the points I'm raising are...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Traffic Jam Groaghmoyle
eamonoc 5 days ago.
Visited Croaghmoyle on Wed 12th, plodded up the mast access road in very windy conditions to be greeted by a burnt out Fiesta. Great views from here in all directions if you ignore the Fiesta.


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