Another busy week. On Saturday, eight members of Mid Tipp Hill Walkers went to the Mourne Mountains where Ollie Walsh, Dick Hennessey, Tom Cummins and Tom Lysaght climbed the Summit Gully on the slopes of Ben Crom above the reservoir in the beautiful Silent Valley.
They then returned to the car by crossing Binnian, the most spectacular mountain in the Mournes, with its series of rocky ‘tors’ on the summit. Meanwhile, Joan Quinn, Josephine Tobin, Eoin Wolahan and Dan Condren climbed Lamigan by way of FM Ridge, a challenging rock-climbing route. They then took time out to explore the Percy Bysshe Cave at the head of the Annalong Valley.
In lovely weather, both groups had a great day, topped off by seeing Tipperary beat Galway on the way home. Then, on last Sunday, Winnie Flynn led the high –level walk in the Galtees, taking in Knockstackeen, O’Loughlin’s castle, Greenane and Farbreaga.
Meanwhile, the Friday night walks and the Tuesday rock-climbing continue – anybody interested in trying out either of these will be very welcome and will be given an gentle introduction to the activities. This week also, Winnie Flynn and Bridge Browne head off to the Caucasus Mountains in Russia to climb Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak. We wish them well and look forward to their report when they return.
Also, on Friday this week, we have our camping night out in the Galtees. Here’s hoping for good weather.
Then, this coming Sunday, 13 July, the high-level and moderate-level walks will leave Cashel at 11am. New walkers welcome. Just bring boots or strong shoes, warm clothes and raingear. Also, a change of clothes and footwear for after the walk is a good idea.
For further details of all upcoming events, check our website at www.midtipphillwalkers.ie or call Dan Condren at 087 2273082.
Meanwhile, please note that for the month of August, the group will be visiting different parts of the country. As a result, for August only, there will be no regular Sunday walks from Cashel.