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Practicing for the 4 Peaks Challenge

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Fraughan Rock Glen, Glenmalure, County Wicklow

April 11th 2015: Practicing for the 4 Peaks Challenge on Lugnaquilla

Excellent practice with a mix of weather and some suitably challenging terrain.

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Sunny day on two of Ulster’s giants

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Mourne Mountains, August 4th 2015

April 8th 2015: Slieve Donard, County Down

Route Summary: Donard Park, Tollymore Forest Park, Shan Slieve, SLieve Commedagh, Slieve Donard, Glen River, Donard Park

Distance: 15K    Duration: 6 hours    Height gain: 950 m    Max height: 853 m

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Images from the Galty Mountains

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O’Loughlin’s Castle, Galtymore, County Waterford, February 6th 2011

The Galty Mountains, straddling Counties Limerick and Tipperary provide some excellent walking

Temple Hill, Knockaterriff, Lyracappul, Carrignabinnia, Slievecushnabinnia, Galytmore, Galtybeg, Cush, O’Loughlins Castle, Greenane

Cnoc na Teampaill, Ladhar an Chapaill, Carrig na Binne, Sliabh Chois na Binne, Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte, An Griannán

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2 seasons on Lugnaquillia

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Summit of Lugnaquilla in the snow, March 4th 2015

March 4th 2015: Lugnaquillia, County Wicklow

Route Summary: Glenmalure, Barrivore – Fraughan Rock Glen – Britas Brook – Lugnaquillia

Distance: 13K    Duration: 6 hours    Height gain: 650 m    Max height: 931 m

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A gem in County Carlow

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Mount Leinster, County Carlow

November 13th 2010: Mount Leinster, County Carlow

Route Summary: Black Rock Mountain, Mount Leinster, Knockroe, Ballycrystal

Distance: 13K    Duration: 5 hours    Height gain: 925 m    Max height: 795 m

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Winters day in the Mournes

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Snow and ice at Slieve Commedagh, Mourne Mountains, December 8th 2010

December 8th 2010: Recent photos of winters days on the hills reminded me of this walk when we had exceptionally cold weather, it got down to minus 10 C that night.      Check it out on Facebook and “like” Explore More.

Route Summary: Donard Park – Tipperary Wood – slopes of Slievenabrock – across coll between Slievenabrock and Shan Slieve – down by Tullybrannigan River – by track back to Donard Park

Distance: 10K     Duration: 5 hours    Height gain: 500m     Max height: 500m

Cruchán, alone on the Wicklow – Wexford border

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Croghan Kinsella, spanning Wexford and Wicklow, December 30th 2014

December 30th 2014:    Croghan Kinsella – Cruachán

An easy walk with a forest track almost to the top.    Distance: 8K    Duration: 2.5 hours    Height gain: 300m    Max height: 606m

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A Crispy day on Lugnaquillia

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A frosty Lugnaquila, County Wicklow, February 2nd 2013

February 2nd 2013: As the weather turns to snow on high ground I am reminded of a crispy day on Lugnaquillia, County Wicklow.

Highest peak in County Wicklow, highest peak in Leinster.

Top of Lugnaquillia via Camarrahill    Distance: 13K    Duration: 5 hours    Height gain:700m    Max height: 925m

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