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simon3
2013-04-01 13:02:31
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A Guide to Irelands Mountain Summits
Context of comment:MountainViews first book available online and in many bookshops.

As members will know, for over a decade, Mountainviews.ie has been providing unique information to hillwalkers on all aspects of exploring and enjoying Ireland's upland areas. It's been a collaborative effort by over 1000 of you, and currently contains over 6000 comments on 1057 mountains and hills on the island of Ireland with around 500 tracks uploaded also. It is the first place to attempt to gather all of the information about Irelands summits in one place. As you know it provides a range of lists allowing users to set themselves goals of varying sorts of difficulty.

While we believe online resources are the backbone of walking information into the future, books aren't going away anytime soon. And this book compiles together a number of lists of Ireland's summits but also the different mountain areas on the island. There are background articles on the history of the lists, summiteering, using MountainViews etc

Specifically the book has the 269 Vandeleur-Lynams, the Arderins, the Hundred Highest and the County Highpoints. These lists include a handy box, which you can tick to indicate you have conquered a particular summit, as well as information on height, ranking, mountain area, county, OSI map and grid reference and prominence.

Collins Press came to us about this book last year. At that point we had already produced a draft version of the book and we were delighted to accept their suggestion that we publish through them.

MountainViews is a voluntary community and any returns from the book will be administered by the committee for the benefit of MountainViews and the sport of hillwalking in Ireland.

By buying the book you are supporting MountainViews. While we only expect realistic returns from this book, these are nevertheless important given that there is no membership fee for the website and no support from the government.

In fact, consider buying a number of books and selling them to your friends or to your club.

It is also possible to order from the publisher here: www.collinspress.ie/a-guide-to-irelands-mountain-summits.html
or Amazon here www.amazon.com/Guide-Irelands-Mountain-Summits-Vandeleur-Lynams/dp/1848891644

Buying this book helps keep MountainViews.ie going.
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Summit Summary
Maumtrasna: A steep-sided fortress in the West
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 10 hours ago.
Maumtrasna is one of the most singular mountains in Ireland, a monumental sprawl of plateau plunging away in viciously steep slopes around almost all of its perimeter; these slopes are themselves ...

  
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Corn Hill: New Pathway around the Summit
TommyMc 2 days ago.
A new pathway around the summit has been installed over the summer. Walkers are now met with a locked gate within circa 50 yards of the masts and trig point, but a new and quite attractive pathway...

  
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Berensheide
Berensheide 22 hours ago.
Paul Cullen KilmacudCounty Dublinnovice mountain walker

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Wickow: Cullentragh Mountain
Onzy 3 days ago.
Easiest route to an hill that is really just a point on the way to Mullacor and beyond ... run, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 185m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irela...

  
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Kells Mountain East Top: Great hike up Kells East
BillWatson 4 days ago.
Three of us climbed this. My nephew cooled off in Roads Lough on the way up. The weather was nearly perfect. It was steep but manageable. This is my first entry on MV.

  
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Whiddy Island: Short island visit.
TommyV a week ago.
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A Postcard from the Edge
mcrtchly 5 days ago.
This summer we spent 2 weeks in the Faroe Islands, a remote arrowhead-shaped archipelago of 18 basalt islands rising up walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 216m, Area: Faroe Islands, Nor?oyar ()

  
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Vinegar Hill: Steeped in history.
TommyV a week ago.
The history of this place takes precedence over the actual scenery but there are lovely views over the town of Enniscorthy.

  
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Croagh Patrick & Lugnademon
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 7.1km, Climb: 756m, Area: Lugnademon, Croagh Patrick (Ireland) Lugna...

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Tully Mountain: A gem on the fringes of Connemara.
TommyV a week ago.
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Truskmore: Sligo CHP and don't forget about Leitrim.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by simon3, the route follows a paved road all the way to the large mast at the summit. The trig point marking the Sligo county high point lies behind the mast. To take in the cairn ma...

  
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Bagging the Best View in Sweden
mcrtchly a week ago.
Two years ago our hearts sank when atrocious weather meant that we were unable to climb one of the most famous mountains walk, Len: 49.6km, Climb: 1063m, Area: Sweden, Norrbotten ()


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