Peaks Mountaineering Club Notes 20.11.17

by admin on 20/11/2017

Website www.peaksmcclonmel.ie

We have had a busy weekend with the Peaks Club Mountain Skills course on Saturday and Sunday. The weather could have been kinder but the tutors Greg and Michael have an excellent course designed and bad weather is part of being out on our mountains. There will be further weekend training before assessment by Mountaineering Ireland and we will update you on progress.  

Birthday Boy

There was a surprise party in Eldon’s on Saturday night for Jim O Flaherty to mark his seventieth birthday. The party was a big surprise for Jim but everyone else in the Peaks Club knew all about it. The birthday boy was for once in his life stuck for words and the huge gathering of his club members is testimony to the high standing of Jim. The birthday cake, sandwiches and lots of hot food really gave the night a party feeling. The club secretary Bernard gave Jim a this is your life booklet of photos of Jim’s adventures in the club trip to New Zealand many years ago.

Last week’s walks report

The walk started at the bottom of Glenary hill near the Ball Alley cross and the leader Flann Real led his group up onto Canon hill. The next stop for the fifteen walkers was the holy Year Cross and then a smart turn southwards towards the old farm yard. Lunch was taken in the sun and afterwards they set off eastwards towards long hill which is aptly named. Swinging southwards again Flan picked up the Glenary stream which is the source of much of the town of Clonmel’s water and headed for the new concrete bridge. Crossing the bridge the next way point was the old Glenary road bridge through forest tracks before the final road section and the cars after a very enjoyable day on the local  mountain.

Walks for Sunday 26th November

All walks next Sunday the 26th November are on the Knockmealdown range and you need map no 74. Also make sure the head torch works and full all weather gear must be packed at all times as this is the winter and four seasons in one day are the norm. The 10am walk is led by Ray Prendergast and the noon walk by Sean Brackett assisted by Fiona Hegarty. All walks start from Eldon’s at the given time and if you are a new walker with the club have your details handy for the leaders list.

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