Archive | December 2010

Snow on Mt Leinster Dec 19th

Low temperatures keep snow and ice on Blackstairs. Access to Scullogue Gap good at the moment.

A note of advice to anyone buying Wicklow Discovery sheet 56 1:50,000. . . . make sure it is the 2010 version. Some inaccuracies in older versions came to light last wk end in the Glenmalure area.

'Window' in snowy fence

Sunset over Blackstairs

Moon over Blackrock


Sun 19th Dec : Mulled Wine Walk : Slí Charman : Rostoonstown to Kilrane

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Christmas Party Glenmalure Lodge 11th Dec

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Fergus’ Navigation Class Glenmalure 12th December

Photos awaited from Colette’s Navigation Class !

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Afraid of Heights?

(Just wait for cartoon intro to finish)

Navigation theory session postponed to Thurs Dec 9th 7.30.

Sorry all but there seems to be no let up on these dangerous road conditions. Looks better after Wed. Indoor session will be in preparation for hill session on Sun in Wicklow. Hopefully we’ll see many of you. Text Colette to confirm. Wicklow map, sheet 56, would be good to have but no worries if you do not have it. If considering buying a compass, a Silva type 4 compass is the most useful. Could ask for in Santa letter! No need for it for these 2 sessions, just bring a ruler for measuring. Hopefully it will happen this time. . . . .

Winter conditions on Comeraghs Dec 2010

Comeragh High Point

Lone mountaineer

Slievenaman in sea of freezing fog

Two v tall people casting LONG shadows!