Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Site Feedback Site announcements, requests for features, bug reports about the software of the service.
Sort by >

More controls

1 2 3 .. 43 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Contract pics)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
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.
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)
Context of comment:   (Show all posts)


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 31 Next page >>
Summit Comment
Fan y Big: Unusual Summit name
Fergalh 8 hours ago.
Last Hill of Long horseshoe starting at Cwm Llwch and Taking in (Corn Du/ Pen Y Fan/ Cribyn/Fan Y Big)Another drop down to this summit. Which has the infamous diving board rock on it . Be very car...

  
Summit Summary
Cribyn: Don't miss this summit continue on from Pen Y Fan
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Fergalh 8 hours ago.
This is just as dramatic as Pen y Fan but it does not have the crowds

  
Summit Comment
Cribyn: Scramble up steep side for an interesting climb
Fergalh 8 hours ago.
Third Hill of Long horseshoe starting at Cwm Llwch and Taking in (Corn Du/ Pen Y Fan/ Cribyn/Fan Y Big) We continued along from Pen Y Fan along track towards Cribyn again there was a drop and at t...

Summit Summary
Corn Du: Parking issues
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Fergalh 9 hours ago.
As Pen Y Fan be careful where you park on the A470 preferably the car park

  
Forum: Suggestions
Spire of Lyod
Fergalh a day ago.
An addition to the Historical list. ?This Hill is in a community Park just outside Kells and is over 100 metres in Height, The tower at the summit is an 18th-century folly in the form of a Doric c...

  
Summit Comment
Corn Du: If going to Pen Y Fan don't miss this one....
Fergalh 9 hours ago.
First Hill of Long horseshoe starting at Cwm Llwch and Taking in (Corn Du/ Pen Y Fan/ Cribyn/Fan Y Big) There is plenty of parking at Cwm Llwch nborth of peak and the track out of valley leads you...

Track
Mountain of Iron 3 peaks A fine wilderness walk on a fine October day.
concorde 3 weeks ago.
walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 705m, Area: Knockacullion, Breifne (Ireland) Knockacu...

  
Summit Summary
Pen y Fan: Careful where you park
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Fergalh 9 hours ago.
Parking on The A470 on the gentle side can be problematic as it is busy here most weekends and the police regularlly ticket cars not in car park

  
Summit Comment
Pen y Fan: Gentle slope one side steep cliffs other side
Fergalh 9 hours ago.
Second Hill of Long horseshoe starting at Cwm Llwch and Taking in (Corn Du/ Pen Y Fan/ Cribyn/Fan Y Big) Straight forward track leads from Corn Du to Pern Y Fan and intersects with the main track ...

Summit Comment
Bwrdd Arthur: Arthur's Keen
Fergalh 15 hours ago.
Parked at small junction to South West. Initially footpath, then small path through short gorse to top, and then left along the top to trig pillar. Mountain name in English is Arthurs Keen

  
Summit Summary
Mynydd Bodafon [Yr Arwydd]: Mynydd Bofan from below
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Fergalh 15 hours ago.
There is a small series of tops here. Yr Arwydd (The Sign or Signal) is the highest point on the island of Angelsey and the lake nearby is said by legend to be bottomless

  
Track
Union Rock
Bunsen7 3 weeks ago.
A family friendly ramble along forest tracks and boardwalk to a diminutive summit area with 360-degree views.More detail walk, Len: 5.6km, Climb: 186m, Area: Ox Mountains (Ireland) ||


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 31 Next page >>