Peaks Mountaineering Club Notes 09.10.17

by admin on 09/10/2017

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Sunday was made for walking with light airs, dry underfoot conditions and convivial company. The early walk was led by John Morrissey subbing for Donal McNamara and john hit the Knockmealdowns just above Gotenbridge and headed for the Liam Lynch Monument. John had a team of nine climbers and once past Lima he headed for Knocknafallia and the Knocknagnauv circuit to Knockmealdown. Dropping down off the track before the ascent to the Sugarloaf John swung northwards onto Roche’s Hill and once across by the cairn he choose the steep descent to the forest fire break and the steady walk out to the cars on the forest roads The walk covered 17 kilometres with a height ascent of 1330 metres and all done in 6 hours.

Fiona Hegarty assisted by Sean Brackett led the 16 walkers on the noon walk. Fiona parked in a farmer’s yard with permission and started on the East Munster Way. Heading with her crew up Crohane and onto to Knockmeal where they had a lunch break. Fiona then changed direction and picked up the forest track which led back to the start everyone happy with the walk which covered 11 kilometres. It was a pleasant introduction to the local mountains for the new walkers.

All walks next week are on the Comeraghs and O.S map no 75 is the one to pack. The 10am walk will be led by Michael Tobin. The noon walk will be led by Anthony Doyle assisted by Nora O Donovan.

The Peaks Mountaineering Club invites interested walkers to avail of our policy of three free walks before committing to joining the club. This offer is for the noon walk only as the early walk is for experienced walkers.

More club details from club secretary Bernard on 0862937220 anytime.

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