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The Summit
 

Monthly newsletter of MountainViews.ie for guestuser

August 2012

NEWS - INFORMATION - RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS - FEATURES - FORUMS

PIC OF THE MONTH

Highlights:

EAST, WEST, NORTH and SOUTH Reports on summits and tracks for all areas.

When is a summit actually bagged?

Mournes Trip Sat 18th August. Kerry island trip firming up.

Website revamp, book preparations - photos wanted.

Upcoming: MOUNTAINVIEWS - WALKERS ASSOCIATION - and MORE


SCAVENGER WALK 9 - SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST 2012 - MOURNES
Member organised walk for members.

Ninth of these popular twice-yearly walks and social get-togethers for mountainviews members and friends. Classic Walk in the Mournes - at B-pace to suit most regular walkers, followed by informal meal and an evening of craic and ceol in local pub. Based in Newcastle Co Down - 120 mins from Dublin. Arrange your own accommodation, insurance etc. Walk is Free of Charge.

Start (Finish) Carricklittle beneath Slieve Binnian - 9.30am
Evening venue - O'Hare's, Newcastle.

Scavenger Walk is named after your 2 Walk Leaders, Bleck Cra and Jackill.

Join the "Scavvies" old and new, at this great, not-to-be-missed event.See here for details.


Possible trip to the Blaskets
A date has now been proposed for this. As with other events organised by members there is no suggestion that the people organising or MountainViews are holding ourselves out as experts or guides. These are simply activities facilitated by members who are not taking responsibility for other members coming along.
Conor74 on Trip to the Blaskets - 8th September?
Not arranged yet, but just throwing it out there. Rang the proposed boat owner, and he checked tides and reckoned Saturday the 8th September is a good bet. The following weekend it will be trickier to land on one or two of them. Left a message with Sean Haughey, as obviously their permission will be needed to land on their island. Not sure how to contact Conor or Ciarán, so anyone with any ... Click here



MI

Helping the Hills is a two-day conference on the management of upland path erosion, hosted by Mountaineering Ireland and taking place at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow on Thursday 13th – Friday 14th September 2012.

Many of Ireland’s mountains are suffering from the effects of erosion, whether through natural processes, or recreational use, or indeed a combination of these. As most mountain areas have a high conservation value this is a cause for concern.

Given the continued growth in the number of recreational users on our hills, there is need for a broader knowledge base amongst land managers, event organisers and the recreation community as to how to manage erosion effectively and the most appropriate techniques to use.

Helping the Hills will bring together a number of high-profile speakers from Britain and Ireland to share lessons from their experience in recreation and erosion management. The event will also include site visits to look at erosion and path work that has been carried out in the Wicklow Mountains.

Please put this event in your diary now for 13-14 September. See MI website for more detail.


WALKERS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

The Walkers Association are interested in taking on new people for their committee to help run their successful events series.

More here: www.walkersassociation.ie

For a full list of Challenge Walks, visit here.


WAI Photo Gallery - They would like you to upload some of your pictures (Ireland or abroad) to this?



FUTURE MOUNTAIN MEITHEAL WORK DAYS THE FOLLOWING ARE THE WORK DAYS FOR 2012:

12/08/2012 25/08/2012 09/09/2012
22/09/2012 07/10/2012 20/10/2012
04/11/2012 17/11/2012
More information at www.pathsavers.org



Croaghanmoira Pillar
This is a view taking in the trig pillar on Croaghanmoira (Wicklow) under a gorgeous sky with a smattering of the rag-tag collection that comprise the hills of South Wicklow/ North Wexford. Sometimes the best picture ideas really are the simplest. Picture: paulocon

Regions: MOUNTAIN COMMENTS - TRIP REPORTS - SUMMARIES
In short: Discovery

NORTH: If you want blood...
wicklore has posted a previous unmentioned route to Cnoc Fola (Bloody Foreland) from the south. This top is one of the most disproportionately brilliant (in terms of effort required) viewpoints in Ireland, and a trip up here for the sunrise or sunset is highly recommended: the round trip is less than an hour’s walking.
wicklore on Quick ascent of Bloody Foreland
This is a quick route that can be done in the evening to get walk, Length:2.8km, Climb: 207m, Area: Cnoc Fola, Donegal NW (Ireland) Cnoc Fola Click here


WEST: A devil of a view
A fourteen year-old mystery solved by simon3, left after he ascended Lissoughter in the Maamturks in 1998 and finally identifies it through the keyhole (Maumochoige) in 2012.
simon3 on Cnoc Lios Uachtair: The Devil
Lissoughter provides a magnificent view of much of the Maamturks and the Bens. One aspect of the view of the former is a fascinating keyhole through the Turks at Maamochoige, familiar to any that have done the Maamturks Walk as the second lake. Through this keyhole lies a summit visible on a good day as seen in Exhibit A to the left on the photo taken in 1998. But what is the top? The shape ... Click here


WEST: Rocks, grass, lakes, views
patmoran has provided a fascinating-looking route to an even less frequented group of hills out in the West. He has taken in the tops of BenBeg and Bunnacunneen and the shores of Lough Nafooey, an area of intriguing geology (apparently) and fine vistas of the nearby higher hills. It should be noted that starting from the next valley south of Finny would allow the extra tops of Lugnabrick to be added.
patmoran on Joyce Country Challenge, B Walk
Started in Finny and climbed BenBeg and Bunnacunneen. Return walk, Length:20.4km, Climb: 889m, Area: Partry/Joyce Country (Ireland) Ben Beg, Bunnacun Click here


WEST: Clearly a popular climb in Mayo?
In the space of a week, Tawny Rower in the Sheeffry Hills merits an updated summary and separate comments on different approaches. Must be worth the effort…
group on Tawny Rower: Easy of access, great of views.
One easy way to get up this starts from the south on the road at L91989 69717. Follow the Western Way for which a variant (as of 2012) leaves the road at this point, going NW. You will come upon Western Way signs which should be followed until you reach the col at around L 914711 Head NE to the summit which has a small cairn. See Track 1860. The view from here has to be rated as one of the ... Click here


WEST: ‘Satan? Your tea’s ready!’
Simon3 indulges in some ‘proper’ mountain walking in the West, his track taking in the two tops of Devilsmother via some seriously steep slopes and precise navigation. This is another area in this part of the country that deserves to be much more frequented, and this route could be adapted to take in the multiple summits of the awesome Maumtrasna massif.
simon3 on Very steep start to fine ridge with two summits.
Start on the N59 around 2km NE along the N59. The track sho walk, Length:9.5km, Climb: 683m, Area: Devilsmother North Top, Partry/Joyce Country (Irel Click here


SOUTH: Great views (unless you've fallen down a boghole)
Member lackmt ascended his namesake (Lack Mt) on the way to Moanlaur, dodging swathes of bogginess to be rewarded with great views of the Slieve Mish mountains in Kerry.
group on Moanlaur
Click here


SOUTH: At large in the Galtys
jackill has uploaded a track adding sundry extra tops to the standard route to the high Galtys from the south via the Black Road to create a fine middling mountain day. This range very much lends itself to this approach, with it being relatively straightforward to reach your further targets without that much (or indeed any) backtracking and re-ascent, and the views are vast on a clear day.
jackill on A circuit from the Black road
a peakbaggers selection in the Galtys walk, Length:13.6km, Climb: 964m, Area: Knockeenatoung, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Knockeenatoung, Galtybeg, Gal Click here


SOUTH: The best view in Cork?
For a return of just an hour's walking (up & down), Mullaghmesha Hill in Shehy/Knockboy offers arguably Cork's greatest vista.
thomas_g on Mullaghmesha: Big view - short climb
Parked at Jackill's W10378 51710 which doesn't look like a forest entrance from the gate, but it is. It's a short walk to the top which was boggy in July (not surprising considering the rain we've had). You could be up and down in an hour, but trust me once you see the view, you'll want to spend some time at the top. I agree with Bernice: this is possibly the best view in Cork for the effort. You ... Click here


SOUTH: Torc-ing ‘bout a revolution...
wicklore has also followed the throngs up Torc Mountain near Killarney. The main summit scarcely needs any navigational aids (‘follow the signposts and the railway sleepers’ generally suffices) but he has also taken in the pathless detour to the West Top. Whatever one’s views of the ‘made’ path to the top, most would agree that this is a fine outing for anyone new to hillwalking.
wicklore on Torc summits - busy tourist route and unvisited W Top
This route follows the tourist route to the top of Torc Moun walk, Length:7.9km, Climb: 456m, Area: Torc Mountain, Mangerton (Ireland) Torc Mountain, Click here


EAST: A worthwhile climb
A comprehensive, detailed summary of the approach to Keadeen Mountain in Wicklow, courtesy of the much-travelled Harry Goodman.
group on Keadeen Mountain: A worthwhile climb.
Park at the Dwyer/Mc Allister cottage car park S9663491281 and walk NW along the road for some 350m to a track on the left. Follow this along to S9567491347 where a narrower forestry track leads off left (S) steeply uphill. Some way along this track, at a fork, keep right and follow the track straight ahead and alongside the line of an old moss covered stone ditch (on the right). This leads up to ... Click here


EAST: Mulicber does it again!
Quite the sadist, Mulciber knocks off another 23.7Km and over 900m climb in just over 4.5 hours. A very interesting route that starts in Glenmalure and heads WSW and up north of Clonkeen to Lug before returning SE over Carrawaystick Mountain to the Glenmalure Crossroads. It is a bit of a road slog back north to the car-park but otherwise a nice mixture of open mountain, forest track with 3Km of road thrown in for good measure. Beware, only masochists need apply!
Mulciber on Hill and Road
This route is in two parts a quick climb to Lug and a slow r walk, Length:23.7km, Climb: 921m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Cloghernag Click here


EAST: Pure bull in Wicklow
Member Dessie1 almost regrets wearing a red T-shirt as he ascended Baltinglass Hill and has a close encounter with a bull, and a nice encounter with some foxglove.
Dessie1 on Baltinglass Hill: Bull-tinglass Hill!
Park at graveyard and follow track with graveyard wall on your left all the way to a gate.Then follow grazing fields (2/3 fields)which contain a very large bull(Beware!!) all the way to the summit.I kept beside the wall which leads up through the grazing fields as I was wearing a red t-shirt and would prefer to have a large amount of concrete between me and the bull if he took offence to my intrus ... Click here


EAST: Oh pioneer...
There’s a lot of satisfaction to be had from trying to sort out a decent route up an little-documented hill using just a map and your hill sense to build upon otherwise limited information, and our contributor has been at it on Cooneen Hill in the Shannon area (although he feels his solution is far from definitive). Followers in his footsteps would do well to heed the advice about long trousers: take note of the experiences of noted shorts-wearer jackill within the summit comments on this top...
simon3 on An exploration of possible routes on Cooneen Hill.
There may not be one obvious route up Cooneen which is surpr walk, Length:5.1km, Climb: 222m, Area: Cooneen Hill, Shannon (Ireland) Cooneen Hill Click here


EAST: Night Owls 2012
Quite a change from last year's walk where we started at Kilbride Army Camp (see Track 1823 start point). However, part of that section tended to be very wet and boggy. This year it started from the access gate on the military road above Lough Tay Upper and made its way up to Kippure. Not for the faint hearted as the slog down the back of Kippure over bog hags can sap ones energy. The rest of the walk is most enjoyable except, in my opinion, the section from Prince William's Seat towards Tibradden. Good on you Tim for and putting in the effort and supporting Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue. Pity the weather did not behave itself for this trek.
Tim_Crooks on WALK THE LINE 2012
I haven't spotted this on line so i thought many people migh walk, Length:29.7km, Climb: 805m, Area: Kippure, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Kippure, Glend Click here


EAST: Beating the bounds of Kilbride Army Camp
Being this close to Dublin, it can be attempted at short notice by a large sector of the population. If approached from the northern end you pass through a lovely secluded glen. While two cars are advisable, it can be walked in either direction or turned into a circuit with a bit of road walking. It essentially it tracks the boundary of Kilbride Army Camp. The views from either of the four tops is most enjoyable. From the southern pair there are panoramic views over west Wicklow and east Kildare, while from the northern pair, the beautiful sweeping view down over south County Dublin opens out and entices you to pin-point well known locations in the far distance. Beware, that depending on the prevailing conditions, the saddles are prone to being more or less soggy.
jackill on A quick circuit of 4
A car split faciltated a quick run between these tops measur walk, Length:8.4km, Climb: 517m, Area: Seefin, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Seefin, Seefinga Click here


Sorry if we didn't mention what you posted .. there's a list of all contributors for the month later.

FURTHER NEWS

Tracking down the rebels' lair
Trailtrekker follows in the footsteps of rebels of the past as he locates the often-elusive Rebel Cave in Wicklow.
Trailtrekker on Dangerous Rebel Cave
Thanks for the advice and the accurate GPS reading for the Rebel Cave. We parked up at T08096 92775 and made a direct ascent of Mullacor, mainly along the forest tracks, this was all fine, even the stretch of open country after the forest, the only boggy patch was the summit itself. Nothing too untoward or unexpected from here to Lugduff, from where we took a pretty direct route towards the Rebel ... Click here


Helipad on Croagh Patrick

simon3 on Heli-pad on Croagh Patrick
I heard about the helipad proposal this morning 30 Jul 2012 on RTE. Supposedly it would be to airlift casualties from the top. However from the programme I gather Mayo Mountain Rescue has come out against. While I haven't seen their statement, with a moment's consideration it is possible to see obvious difficulties with the helipad for rescue. How many accidents actually occur on or near to t ... Click here


Ramblings in mindspace

CaptainVertigo on The Romantic Tradition
I remain convinced that the apparently anti-intellectual nature of this site is but a clever pose. Hill folk such as ourselves are incontrovertibly philosophical Romantics with a capital "R". There isn't one among us who doesn't dip into Rousseau, Keats, Shelley or MacFarlane as we munch our grub atop the sacred heights. But should a kindred spirit approach the much loved script is shoved into th ... Click here


Us versus them tribalism going too far?
Surely this isn't the right way to deal with the situation, particularly in a place where there actually is some systematic management for mixed use?
Conor74 on Earth to weird guy...
PLEASE STOP SPREADING BROKEN GLASS ON TRAILS! http://www.offroadcyclingireland.ie/wordpress/2012/07/30/danger-3rock-rockdropper-threatens-safety-of-cyclists/ Apparently on Ticknock/3 Rock, someone has taken to dragging boulders and branches onto trails and spreading glass nearby, apparently to catch out cyclists. It has caused injury to a few. Now, I am no fan of mountain bikers and have ... Click here


Getting a sinking feeling?
People should be generally well prepared for dealing with different eventualities in the hills and one form of preparation is to know what others have experienced recently .. so here is some news that people should be aware of.
wicklore on Dangerous bog conditions
I received this interesting email from a MountainViews member, advising of dangerous bog conditions in Turlough Hill in Wicklow. With all this rain the peril posed by deep bog increases. Be warned!
Hello,
Yesterday we finished our circular walk at Turlough Hill. We had started at Turlough Hill and gone over to Lugduff, then out as far as Conavalla, over to Lough Firib and back to Turloug ... Click here


Also, Scavvy 9, a trip to the Mournes organised by another member has been announced for Sat August 18th More details here:
Bleck Cra on SCAVENGER WALK 9 – FOR THE DIARY
Saturday August 18th Mourne Mountains Co Down The ninth of these popular weekend walks, open to everyone and in particular mountainviews.ie members and friends. Based in Newcastle Co Down, we meet on the Saturday morning for a day’s hike in the beautiful Mourne Mountains including at least 1 of the highest tops in the North of Ireland. This is a 6 to 7 hour trek - and requires a reasonable le ... Click here

SITE NEWS

The MV Book Project needs photos - your chance at immortality.

As mentioned previously MountainViews is producing a book, provisionally entitled "The Vandeleur-Lynams and the Arderins" which will contain lists, photos and articles about the Irish summits and summiteering.
Some of you may have seen a draft copy of the book which we had on display at our annual public talk in February. We are on the lookout for high quality pictures of summits for the book. At this point we do have pictures for most areas however we are always interested in outstanding views.

  • The Bluestacks
  • Wicklow / Dublin
  • Iveragh NW
  • Excellent pictures of anywhere

Send pictures to admin@mountainviews.ie with a caption explaining the picture and your name.

The book is making good progress and we hope to have it out in Spring 2013.

New release coming

Last month we mentioned our first reconstruction of the website's summit page in 10 years is on the way and we appealed for testers - glad to say we have some 19 testers on the job now, including for the first time 3 from Britain. The mapping has been totally updated and tracks are now shown integrated with summits. We hope to get this publicly released in the next few weeks.

Call for photos for the heading of this newsletter and the website

Last month we appealed for pictures for the heading of this newsletter and got replies from two members. Thanks! We will start with a stunning picture of Benbulbin, very suitable for summer from member muzag. We would hope to change to others over time. More welcome.

and while we are at it: Picture for website heading? Would anyone have any suitable headings for the website? You need to find something that looks good in this challenging shape, which has an extreme "letterbox" format of around 900 pixels X 90 pixels.

GEAR REVIEWS

BUFF

The Buff has been around a while, but it probably does require description for those who have resisted developments in outdoor clothing. The original Buff is a cylindrical piece of micro-fibre — laser cut and laser stitched to make it more comfortable. And - well, that is it! Amazingly simple Buffs come in all manner of patterns and have now evolved into versions made out of fleece or wool and sizes for babies or dogs.

But, the original Buff is probably still the best and most versatile. The fleece or wool versions may be warmer (and, in the case of fleece, bulkier) and I neither have a baby or a dog. There are lots of different ways you can wear a Buff, but I find myself using them in a few very simple ways. It is most often useful as a neck gaiter and stretches up over nose and mouth on those rough winter days. As a double layer hat it is perfect when sweating lots and looking for a very breathable top layer. Or, when warmer, it is good worn single layer (pirate style) to keep the sun off your head. Both of these options are great if you're wearing a helmet as the Buff is extremely low bulk. In fact, if wearing a helmet while doing wintry stuff I'll often wear 1 Buff as a neck gaiter and another under my helmet.

A Buff is an indispensable piece of hill kit. It is so light that I don't notice it is there until I need it and I have Buffs in jacket and rucksack pockets all over the place. And so, comes the only flaw with the Buff. Being so small and light it is easily lost or mislaid in an obscure pocket. The Buff really is the ultimate in lightweight multi-functional hill kit.

-- Tom Sweeney (MV Member)

SUMMITEERS CORNER
A place for those interested in Summiteering, Bagging or Highpointing.

Sport of Hillwalking: Discipline of Summiteering.
A discussion on rules

There was a conversation about what exactly constitutes the bagging part of summiteering during the month, prompted by the comment below. If anyone would like to write up a proposed rule for the discipline, you would be doing us all a service.
wwwalker on When is a summit actually bagged?
Do you have to physically touch the trig pillar or cairn on the exact summit in order to claim it climbed? Or can it be claimed if you succeed in being in the general area of the summit? What prompts the question is I have just had an excellent week-end doing the Joyce Country challenge. Perfect walking conditions, great walk, great hospitality, I’d highly recommend it to everyone for next year ... Click here



This month.
Kudos to our contributors.

We welcome the following new members who enrolled this month. aengusm, alanbyrne, andyldsaed, Angeles, bosc, brendan-obrien, Brennane, Brian_Byrne, brokerdp, bstepecki, capthl99, clarepaws, Cliff-Reid, Colemaj, coutainville, cpn, croghanman, crowleybweeng, daithiobeag, daniel1234, darraghKS, dave-beowoulf, daves, davide, dermus, dublinguitarist, eddielenehan, Edel020, elika_fr, emmanuelkavanagh, feralkittyn, fharnden, finbar2012, floydph, galfit, gerryhol, gerrytighe, giller, GMac, gmccusker, guideanna, gvkuper, idleboy1959, irtimbolo, Iyuptala, j37surfboards, j437, jconway21, JeanBarden, jimmyread, jim_davey, john3536, juliette, kirk, krujman, Lancewales, ldoherty744, lizcullen, Lorri, macangabhann, macgiols, macgiols01, maddeb, Marbrady, Marco_vanRatman, MarkHughes, Mason, mechan, mnolan09, Moysie, mroshea, nesa1206, noranice, npbk, opmichaelphelps, pakie, patachula, paulinebradley, peter73, PeterB, petinga, pguinane, piotrbator, pivory, PollyM, prunch, Puca, rabbitborough, rebeccarigney, richards, Roconaill, ron, ronald, sallins35, Sambox, Sandy123, saz, sazz, Sevans3379, sirayh, SirNigel, stefanschnebelt, Stephanie, stephen1958, Summ1t, tabbe2, takestan, Taytoclan, Teejay, Teresa, TomHutton, Tonyandthewhale, tphase, trishaj, twhytock, Waldemar, whogan, wolle, Ymcg (119)

Our contributors to all threads this month: Bleck Cra (5), CaptainVertigo (2), Colin Murphy (3), Conor74 (4), Cweed101 (1), Dessie1 (6), Donard850 (1), Garmin (1), Geo (2), Harry Goodman (3), Mulciber (2), Natasha (1), Pazapas (1), Phahie (2), Tim_Crooks (5), Trailtrekker (2), Welder (1), Wildcat (1), bogtrotter (1), brenno (1), csd (1), gerrym (4), Communal summary entries (34), jackill (5), kernowclimber (1), kissanepat1 (1), lackmt (2), mcrtchly (1), paddyhillsbagger (1), patd (1), patmoran (2), sandman (5), simon3 (28), thomas_g (5), tmsr (3), trekker (1), wicklore (9), wwwalker (2)
For a fuller list view Community | Recent Contributors

There were comments on the following summits , Altnapaste, An Bhinn Láir, An Corrán, Baltinglass Hill, Barcam, Binn Bhriocáin, Brandon, Broaghnabinnia, Carrigleitrim, Carrignagower, Cnoc Lios Uachtair, Cnoc na hUilleann, Croghan Kinsella, Devilsmother North Top, Galtymore, Keadeen Mountain, Knockaghaleague, Knockastanna, Knockeenatoung, Knocklaur, Knockroe, Loughermore, Loughsalt Mountain, Maumakeogh, Moanlaur, Mount Leinster, Mullaghmesha, Nareera, Nowen Hill Far W Top, Sceilg Mhichíl, Shehy More, Slievenaglogh, Sugarloaf Mtn West Top, Taur, Tawny Rower, Tinoran Hill
and these tracks Ballincurra Hill, Shannon Ireland, Baltinglass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Ben Nevis, Fort William to Loch Treig and Loch Leven Britain, Binn Chaonaigh, Maamturks Ireland, Binn Chaonaigh, Maamturks Ireland, Binn Doire Chláir, Twelve Bens Ireland, Brandon, Brandon Group Ireland, Carran Far North Top, Shehy/Knockboy Ireland, Caunoge, Glenbeigh Horseshoe Ireland, Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Cnoc Breasail, Dunkerron Mountains Ireland, Cnoc Fola, Donegal NW Ireland, Cnoc na hUilleann, Maamturks Ireland, Cooneen Hill, Shannon Ireland, Crohaun, Comeragh Mountains Ireland, Devilsmother North Top, Partry/Joyce Country Ireland, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Keadeen Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Kippure, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Kippure, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Knockadigeen Hill, Shannon Ireland, Knockeenatoung, Galty Mountains Ireland, Knocknacusha, Dunkerron Mountains Ireland, Knocknadobar North Top, Iveragh NW Ireland, Knockreagh, Caha Mountains Ireland, Macklaun, Glenbeigh Horseshoe Ireland, Partry/Joyce Country Ireland, Seefin, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Slieve Gallion NE Top, Sperrin Mountains Ireland, Slievemeel, Mourne Mountains Ireland, Slievenalargy, Mourne Mountains Ireland, Spinans Hill, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Tara Hill, North Wexford Ireland, Tawny Rower, Sheeffry Hills Ireland, Tibradden Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland, Torc Mountain, Mangerton Ireland tracks and these walks were created Seven Sheeffry's

Thanks to all 1016 who have ever contributed summits or routes info and forums.

For a full list view Community | Contributors Hall of Fame

Summary. MountainViews now has 5853 comments about 1012 different hills & mountains out of the total in our current full list (1057). We need more comments, better comments and more balance for every summit as our rate for "data completion" now that the 150m summits have been added is currently around 49% There's plenty (45) of opportunities for you to be the first to comment on a summit. Listing summits in "Lists & Logs" (tick MV completion information) allows you to see what information we need to get more even coverage.

NOTICES

Notices
  • If you are contributing, please be careful to respect the interests of landowners. Suggest access routes well away from houses, gardens or that could conceivably impact farming activities. When walking, keep away from gardens or farm buildings. Use stiles or gates wherever possible. Never do anything that could allow animals to roam where the farmer did not intend. Ask permission where appropriate.
  • If you hear of a problem area or route, write it up in MountainViews which does everyone a service.
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  • If you have climbed some of the less well known places, we would appreciate a summit rating.We could use your help in making ratings for the unrated mountains which you have climbed, such as: Inis na Bró, Knockaghaleague, Bunmore, Knocknascollop NW Top, Cruach Leac Chonaill, Lettertrask, An Bheann Mhór, Cró Bheithe, Cnoc na Deirce Bige, Cashlaundrumlahan and some 6 others. and also GPS readings for summits.
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Track reviews: Tom Condon, Peter Walker
Gear reviews: Tom Sweeney
Book reviews: Conor Murphy, Aidan Dillon, Peter Walker
Graphics design advice: madfrankie
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