PLANTS AND LICHENS OF THE IRISH UPLANDS

                                                                MAP LICHENThe map lichen is a species of lichen, Rhizocarpon geographicum, which grows on rocks in mountainous areas of low air pollution. Each lichen is a flat patch bordered…

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Guided “Howling Ridge” Ascents….

TITLE: Carrauntoohil by Howling Ridge.COMMENTS: One of the "Classic" Irish mountaineering routes.GRADE: Very Diff. to Severe rock climbingVarious options for our descent dependant on time.Steep, Committing and exhilarating!Some previous rock…

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Wildlife of the Irish Mountains and Uplands…

Spotted a "white" mountain hare in the Galty mountains over the weekend.Was led to believe that the Irish species didn't change colour..Interesting!!!Irish HareIrish name: GiorriaScientific name: Lepus timidus hibernicusThe Irish…

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Guided Ascent of Carrauntoohil by “Stumpa an tSaimh”(Hags tooth) ridge. February 13th 2011 from 8am-5:30pm

  This amazing scrambling route to the top of Carrauntoohil ,first takes us to the summit of Irelands second highest mountain,Beenkeragh(1010mtrs)....Otherwise known as the "Hags Tooth ridge",this climb gives us…

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