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An Óige Ring of Imaal Marathon Walk 2008
Saturday 21st June 2008
Conditions of Entry
1. Participants are not to undertake this marathon walk if the following conditions prevail:
They have any known serious ailment and/or on any form of medication that could hinder their ability to undertake the walk safely with possible risk to health and wellbeing. If in any doubt this matter should be raised with an administration team prior to departure.
2. Participants must have commenced the walk between 7.00am - 8.15am
Safety should always be of paramount importance whilst we enjoy our potter ‘cross the hilltops and this is of even more importance during Challenge Walks.
Whilst it may seem repetitive and to be stating the obvious, the main basics should never be up for negotiation.
Please be sure to check out the compehensive article written by Michael Neary before attempting any Challenge Walk.
The following page has an interesting reference table on wind-chill. This is the perceived reduction in temperature caused by wind. If you take a typical day on the Irish hills as having a windspeed of 30 km/h then at an air temperature of 5 Celsius (very typical for winter uplands) you would perceive it to be around 0.
It seems that as the temperature drops and the wind rises the effect can be disproportionately greater. At an air temperature of -5 Celsius and wind speed of 50 km/h (only 30 mph in imperial) the perceived temperature is -15.
& General Hillwalking Mailing List.
Submitted by Newsroom on Wed, 13/02/2008 - 22:08.
www.mountainviews.ie has published this readable, opinionated article on Safety.
Submitted by hilladmin on Tue, 12/02/2008 - 16:20.
Did you ever wonder what the effect of vigorous exercise, typical of walking and hillwalking, had on your life expectancy?
Submitted by Newsroom on Sat, 26/01/2008 - 21:38.
A contributor ("Pazapas") to MountainViews has made available an improved map for Garmin GPS units. There have been various previous maps for Garmins. (These are maps that appear on the actual GPS unit and include contour, summit and other topographical map detail) There is one from the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) and a previous one all detailed in the resources section of MountainViews. There is also one coming from Garmin, probably in 2008.
Safety on the Maumturks Walk.
Art O' Neill WALK 2008
Tom Milligan Ph. 01-288 3312
Glover Walk 2010