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    This thread is dedicated to the full range of sports and activities that people get up to in the mountains of Ireland and farther afield. I mainly mountain climb and hike myself, but I'd love to hear about all the other goings on, such as hill running, rock climbing, mountain biking etc.

    Feel free to share routes, loops (I do love a good mountain loop) and specific areas for the activity you do. People are always on the lookout for locations they have never tried before.

    With the inherent dangers associated with going into mountain areas, if people want to post experiences where they have got lost, got into dangerous situations etc. Any examples would be helpful for beginners to avoid problematic situations and for more experienced practitioners who can just as easily get into trouble from time to time.

    I believe it is not too far off the hill running season, so if people want to post information about competitions for it and all other mountain sports, by all means do.


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    Good idea well done.

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    Dadaist, where's that wonderful photo from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    Good idea well done.
    Your avatar needs to change his attitude for this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FakeViking View Post
    Dadaist, where's that wonderful photo from?
    It's Pierce's Castle, in the Mourne Mountains, overlooking Co. Down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadaist View Post
    Your avatar needs to change his attitude for this thread.
    He went 20 km on his bike this morning, pot holes and all.

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    There's a book called "The upper lakes of County Wicklow". Probably out of print now, but back in the 90's I made it a mission to go to each one of them. Sturdy boots, a flask of tea and a box of hang sangwidges. Bliss.
    "It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them." - Thomas Sowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadaist View Post
    It's Pierce's Castle, in the Mourne Mountains, overlooking Co. Down.
    brings back memories!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Parlon View Post
    There's a book called "The upper lakes of County Wicklow". Probably out of print now, but back in the 90's I made it a mission to go to each one of them. Sturdy boots, a flask of tea and a box of hang sangwidges. Bliss.
    Bliss indeed. Funny, I am about 60/70% through my present mission of climbing every peak in Wicklow. I have a day off tomorrow and I'm going to try and hit Lugnaquilla in the sun. I have never seen the plateaux on a clear day, without any thick cloud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUrJokingMeRight View Post
    brings back memories!
    Donard is the only climb I've done in the Mourne's. I must plan a weekend up there. It's my brothers favourite range of it's size.

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