Tag: County High Points

My Round of The County Tops: Dr Sharron P. Schwartz

I claimed some time ago that I was no summit bagger but having done many of the County Tops whilst completing various circuits, the MountainViews list began to create something of an itch that needed to be scratched. Simon Stewart and his infectious lists!! It became an irresistible challenge for my partner, Martin, and I to complete his County Tops list. On 16th November 2012, on a bitterly cold day with occasional hail showers, we assailed Slieve Beagh, our final summit in County Monaghan. Later Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: The Final Ascent of Galtymore

This entry is part 11 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
There is something very captivating about a photo of mist on the mountains. Add in a group of hill walkers disappearing into the mist and you have some great elements from which to compose a stunning mountain photograph. The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ fits certainly ticks all of these boxes. The shot comes courtesy of Paul Dunne of Irish Dew Photography.The photo was taken during the Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival on the final approach to the summit of Read more [...]

The Ireland County High Point Challenge

In the last ten years, County High-pointing has established itself as one of Ireland's most popular 'must-do' walking challenges. If you're planning to take up the challenge for yourself, you'll want to read this article by Kieron Gribbon, author of Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide. Introduction to the County High Points A County High Point (or CHP) is, quite simply, the place in a county which is higher than every other place in that same county. Some CHPs lying directly on county Read more [...]