/ NEWS: Dave MacLeod in More Torridon Terror - New E8 & E9
Dave MacLeod has climbed two more new routes at Seanna Mheallan, Torridon, Kelvinator at E8 6c and Present Tense at E9 7a.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48328
wow! great effort and write up....also looks like he's got shock absorbers on those wires....must be marginal placements indeed!
The photos of Gaz comming off Firestone makes me shudder though...
Surprised how few reads this has got, suppose it's "only" Dave doing another E9 and "only" in scotland...
This news story has been read 1,434 times in about 5 hours. It will hit 2,000 by midnight, 3 to 4,000 in a few days.
Sorry Mick, shows as 465 on mine, vs 800+ for the accident story.
I stand corrected...
You sound like you're looking at forum thread reads and Mick is talking about News pages reads. It seems there is life beyond UKC forums after all!
> You sound like you're looking at forum thread reads and Mick is talking about News pages reads. It seems there is life beyond UKC forums after all!
I only ever go to the forums - thats where my link is to - occasionally to the home page or articles
People access the site via different pages. Some have certain pages bookmarked; news, forums, homepage....some actually google 'ukclimbing', some access via the newsletter.
To give you some insight: the forums latest page averages 2 million views a month, homepage (ukclimbing.com) around 400,000 times a month, the news page 160,000 times.
As regards page views: articles, news and gear have public page counters on them. However many won't see the actual views as when a page is visited by some browsers the page is cached so you will only see the page counter number that you saw originaly.
I admin we always see the true number of course.
As regard vies on forum topics, viewable on the forums page, I believe these auto refresh at regular intervals. Also the number of replies a topic gets doesn't reflect how popular an article or news item is.
Any stats for the percentage of non climbing related accesses (culture and pub especially) and do the 2 million views include mulitple threads and posts? I'm guess I'm getting old and cynical in not being surprised at seeing less than a 10th of traffic for your excellent news coverage compared to the usually less than excellent forums (fortunately with notable occasional exceptions). I look at both more often than not.
Meanwhile, back on topic...
Has anyone got any crag shots of Seanna Mheallan? I'd love to get an idea of what the whole crag looks like.
Thanks Colin and Chris.
Also I have a question
is it Seanna Mheallan or Seana Mheallan?
Google suggests the one n version (300+ hits versus 100+)
or does it not matter?
Single n on the Ordnance Survey map. I'm sure DonaldM or DougG could advise on the difference between the two.
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