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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.
simon3
2005-06-03 18:21:51
GPS corrections.
Context of comment:Note: Mountain Views now accepts GPS readings from users for mountain summits. The purpose of these is to correct the GPS information the site gives out.
If you are using GPS, take a reading for summits that you visit. Go to the page for the mountain and click on "Amend" beside the grid reference to enter your suggested position.
You will be doing your bit for everyone!
simon3
2005-03-17 23:45:10
Context of comment:Note to everyone
Message:I've altered the way various things work, yesterday 17 March. The main point is to introduce a Recent Contributions section to reflect all of the different sorts of contribution that can now be put in.
Let me known if there are any errors or things that you would like to suggest.-- Simon


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Summit Summary
Knockafeehane: Rewarding views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: paddyhillsbagger a day ago.
There is parking near the style at Q61478 02068 for 3 cars. Circular walk map board here also. Easy walk roughly North to top with rewarding views of Inch Strand and beyond.

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Binnian: Fine views on a pleasant October evening
wicklore 2 days ago.
A view north from Slieve Binnian, taken last Saturday evening. The panorama includes Slieve Binnian North Top (foreground, round hump on left) and North Tor (foreground rocky outcrop on right). Be...

  
Summit Comment
Thur Mountain: Approach from the north east
magnumpig 4 days ago.
An alternative (and possibly quicker) route to Mad Frankies is to take the side road signposted to Sean MacDiarmadas home on the road between Glenfarne and Kilty. On this side road take the first ...

Summit Comment
Fermoyle Hill: Wonderful Panarama at the top
Fergalh 6 days ago.
Parked at the gate on a minor road with room for one car at V43887153. I headed through heather, bog & scrub to the fence. I crossed this and shortly afterwards there is an old track that winds up...

  
Summit Summary
Great Sugar Loaf: An Iconic Mountain
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
The Great Sugar Loaf is a very distinctive hill that towers above the small village of Kilmacanogue on the N11 Dublin – Wexford road. Conical and pointed, it is the volcano that never was. (Many p...

  
Forum: General
Recent trip to Sierra Nevada Spain
eamonoc 4 days ago.
Trevenque

Summit Comment
Feede Mountain: Gorse brambles, bracken and heather at top
Fergalh a week ago.
Cross the motorway at Ravensdale bridge and drive towards the forest until you get to an entrance at J07965 14417. Park here and proceed up the track. At the junction turn left. Pass the first fal...

  
Track
Spanish Sierra Nevada: Veleta Circuit
Onzy 6 days ago.
Complex route centred around Veleta (3,396m) taking in four 3000m+ peaks. Veleta itself is very much a tourist mountain walk, Len: 20.5km, Climb: 2189m, Area: Spain, Andalusia () ||

  
Summit Comment
Table Mountain West Top: Pleasant walk to uninspiring summit
ewen a week ago.
Did this last Sunday on a beautiful day in between some stormy weather. I did it as a standalone from Imaal following safe route 1 and then forestry roads before the final steep pull to the top. S...

Track
Spanish Sierra Nevada: Trevenque
Onzy 6 days ago.
Route to Trevenque, an isolated peak in Sierra Nevada. walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 693m, Area: Spain, Andalusia () ||

  
Track
Spanish Sierra Nevada: The Caldera Peaks
Onzy 6 days ago.
Route in the Sierra Nevada circling the caldera to the west of Mulahacen. The route takes in three 3000m+ peaks, Puntal walk, Len: 20.1km, Climb: 904m, Area: Spain, Andalusia () ||

  
Summit Comment
Laghta Eighter Hill: Steep, slippy and short but great views
Fergalh a week ago.
I climbed from the east. There is room for one car parking at L86192 74706. Cross the ditch, then 100 metres of bog to the first ridge which leads to a small plateau. Cross this for the second cli...


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