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 on: May 02, 2019 
Started by RDeckard - Last post by NorthernSky
garmin eTrex touch here
they are quite expensive but you can pick them up used for around £100 on ebay
then you can use the free maps, like openstreetmap etc

 on: May 01, 2019 
Started by RDeckard - Last post by seanbranagh
You could pick up a cheap Android phone or even a second hand one just for Viewranger. It would be much less than a dedicated Garmin etc.

 on: April 29, 2019 
Started by RDeckard - Last post by RDeckard

I used viewranger on my android phone for a while and found it great, really user friendly but had to take it off eventually as my phone got older and memory was an issue. Would like to get back into using GPS again but not sure which set up to go for.

Looked at dedicated GPS units but are pricey, would like to go back to viewranger but my phone would die if i put it back on. What GPS set ups (if any) are you guys using?


 on: April 24, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by seanbranagh
That was a considerable chunk of the Mourne Wall you done on Sunday. You would be well fit for the Sevens even now if you are able to do that.
That is the kind of long hikes I am on currently also as I actually am doing the wall on May 5th too.

 on: April 24, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by AndrewC

Thanks for the reply’s. Will be increasing the mountains and miles with each walk. On Sunday went from Deers Meadow to Bloody Bridge, following the wall, over Slieve Muck, Meelbeg, Meelmore, Bearnagh, Comnadgah and Donard.

On the day of the event if you start at 7am how tight is it to make the cut off at Ben Crom at 2.30?

 on: April 24, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by seanbranagh
I have done it a few times and I am also signed up for it twice this year, both in August and also in June for Cancer Focus NI.

As for training there is no substitute for getting out into The Mournes themselves and building the distance up.
On the day take along a good friend for the craic although you will meet loads of great people along the route too.
Probably most importantly, go at the pace of the slowest person in your group. Never try to keep up with another persons pace if it is even just a little too fast for you. You won't make the distance if you do. Slow and steady wins the race as they say.
I would also advise bringing lots of small snacks to eat on the move as opposed to a big lunch.

 on: April 09, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by MG1
Done it myself a few years back. Its a tough but very enjoyable day out. Get into the hills as much as possible. Great people along the way.

 on: April 04, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by Fred
Definitely give it a go, you are no madder than the rest of us. If you can do it with some like minded friends, that's great for morale and motivation.

 on: April 04, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by AndrewC
Thanks Fred,

I am more than happy to drink from streams and can carry a sawyer water filter. I know its a huge day in the hills and the more I think about it the more I think I am mad!!!

 on: April 04, 2019 
Started by AndrewC - Last post by Fred
Hi Andrew
I done this about 15 years ago. Its certainly a big day out and shouldn't be underestimated but definitely worth doing.  In my opinion the best training is walking up hills, concentrate on endurance rather than speed. If you dont like drinking from the streams you should think carefully about hydration. Having said that, much of the route is away from streams as I remember.
Good luck

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