Archive | February 2011

Glenmalure Weekend 12-13 February 2011

Saturday’s walk was from The  Glen of Imaal up on to Table Mountain and back to overnight accommodation at Glenmalure Lodge. Sunday’s more leisurely walk took in part of the Wicklow Way leading up towards Mullacor , down to the Shay Elliot monument and back to the Lodge.

Participants on the weekend were conscious of a mountain rescue drama continuing for much of Saturday night and early Sunday morning from the ambulance waiting outside Glenmalure Lodge with blue light flashing continuously and mountain rescue personnel on standby for the return of their colleagues with the injured party.  Details of the rescue HERE

Heading towards Table Mountain in bright sunshine

Quick Lunch at top of Lug!

 

Pausing for breath!

Pausing for breath!

Climbing Mullacor

Shay Elliot : short rest before final descent

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Navigation training and BOS Mountain Skills course

Many club members have been busy recently getting to grips with the basics of map reading and navigation. An introductory group did 2 indoor and 2 outdoor sessions. 11 members are going ahead with the full official BOS MS1 & 2. The MS1 was run on Jan 28/29/30. Weather in the Comeraghs and Blackstairs was perfect for feature recognition. Now the group is eagerly awaiting some more difficult weather conditions so that they can really put their new found skills to the test!  MS2 will be held Mar 5/6.