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First bivvy summit camp on Doan

On Easter Monday I decided to head to Doan in the Mournes for my first bivvy. It was also my first solo bivvy and first summit bivvy to boot, so was feeling pretty aprehensive about the whole idea. I kept worrying about all the things that could go wrong , in particular what I would […]

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Easter Camp in the Mournes

My son and I enjoyed an excellent easter Camp in the high Mournes and were awarded with some beautiful light for some photographs. On Monday we climbed Slieve Bearnagh before camping at the head of Ben Crom Reservoir. On Tuesday we climbed Slieve Commedagh. Some of you may have seen the Ben Crom image on […]

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Still hilly after all these years…

So, on Easter Monday I kept a promise to myself and my daughter home from university, and climbed into the Mournes for the first time in more than thirty years. We clambered up to the Hares Gap, and once we saw that that hadn’t killed us, we swung down to the edge of Ben Crom […]

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White and windy – Slievenaglogh Summit Camp

Keen to get out and enjoy the white stuff, last weekend I took myself off on a solo summit camp. Starting from Meelmore Lodge I headed off towards my planned destination of Slievenaglogh. With a fair coverage of snow on the ground I played it safe following the wall until it met the Trassey Track. […]

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Meelmore to Beg in the Snow

Some snaps from my quick trip on Saturday: Out from Meelmore Lodge (after a quick chat with the passing Liam), up the green line to the stile. Left at the wall towards Slievenaglogh. Snow starting to melt (or never settled) down in the Valley Dropped down before Commedagh Avoiding the half buried streams, you can […]

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Video : Slieve Donard in the Snow

I didn’t get any snow where I live so I thought I would go looking for it earlier today. I didn’t have to look very far, Slieve Donard. I found quite a bit of wind too!! It was an interesting day, glad I had the Gopro in my backpack! 12 December 2014 20 January 2015 […]

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Hares Gap Camp

Disgusted with myself for missing a few recent camps (well maybe not the Slievemoughanmore one ::) ) and spurred on with the purchase of a new bivvy tent and some fine weather I decided to do a summit camp on Bearnagh. The call was put out and Adam responded so it we were set for […]

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Halloween Camp

Halloween is a great time to do a bit of family camping. The summer is over, the midges are gone and the hills are much more peaceful but you don’t yet see the full cold or snow of winter. That said, even from a week ahead the weather forecast looked like the fickle finger of […]

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Slieve Binnian Village Hike

From word of mouth I was aware that there were structures of some sort on the Annalong Valley slopes of Slieve Binnian but I had never seen any solid information describing them. Still, the thought of people erecting buildings on the side of a mountain intrigued me and I reckoned it warranted some investigation. From the […]

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Meelmore Solo Overnighter

Over the weekend I had a small solo camp on the summit of Meelmore. I usually can only go camping when the car is packed with luxuries for the other half, but with things and the way it worked out, I was able to do a bit of proper camping 🙂 I paid for overnight […]

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