Archive | December 2014

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Ballybawn to Caher Roe’s Den

Today’s walk , graded “easy” took in the woods on White Mountain with a walk along the ridge down toCarrigalacken and up to Caher Roe’s Den for lunch ! ¬†Weather was quite mild , although visibility was limited but the effort made room for the turkey !


BOS Mountain Skills 1 wk end

The club ran a BOS MS1 course last wk end with 12 eager, enthusiastic and well experienced participants. All have many ‘hill miles’ done before getting to this point. Lots of calculations and debates indoors on Fri evening at Whitford in preparation for a full day in the Comeraghs on Sat. The weather was perfect, intermittent visibility but no rain! Sunday morning saw the group ‘back to the classroom’ in the community hall in Kiltealy followed by an afternoon studying the contour patterns on the slopes of Mt Leinster on foot. The weather was stunning with amazing, continually changing cloud/fog patterns draped over the hills.

The course was led by committee member Colette Mahon. Greg Kenny from the Peaks club (BOS MS Provider) and Helen Lawless (BOS MS Provider and also Access and Conservation Officer with MI) also instructed on the hills.DSCN0608 DSCN0611 DSCN0624 DSCN0629 MS1 via Erica

The group are now embarking on a busy 6 months of practice and building on previous experience, logging walks etc.

Good luck to all!