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Author Topic: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10  (Read 22527 times)

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Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« on: August 25, 2010 »

Leaving Carrick Little Car Park lateish Saturday afternoon (4ish probably) we'll scale the dizzying heights of Northern Irelands 3rd highest peak and have a camp on the summit. Then down first thing Sunday and home in time for the F1.

Allcomers welcome and as usual, no need to feel you have to come our route, come whatever way you please and we'll all meet on the top.

This will be a weather dependent one as I'll probably be bringing a younger type so on the off chance the forecast is dodgy we might move to Friday or Sunday night (as it's a bank hol on Monday)



Reply to this thread if you have any thoughts or fancy coming
« Last Edit: August 25, 2010 by J »
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010 »

I'm in - time to give this Rab Storm an airing!
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010 »

count me in, have you a route picked? you could go the long way up via Percy Bysshe caves, the younger one would like that if he hasn't been before
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010 »

Thought I might go direct as it will be a bit of a kick in the pants for him so I'm thinking of getting to the top asap. However, coming down that way Sunday is an idea!

count me in, have you a route picked? you could go the long way up via Percy Bysshe caves, the younger one would like that if he hasn't been before
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010 »

Ditto.

Parking: is Carrick Little not still a black spot? Anyone fancy making friends with one of the farmers up that lane (esp. now that they are hiring out the cottages there).
Anyone parked overnight in Silent Valley Car park? Can't see any official mention of them allowing it. But if you stuck a note on your windscreen saying that you are not going to be back and your mobile number they are less likely to call out the mountain rescue.

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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010 »

I hear the same about Carrick Little. I was just going to chance it, although if someone damages the wifes car she'll kill me. I'm open to any other suggestions (you had some luck schmoozing the farmer at Bloody Bridge - fancy another go  ::)) However, I'd want the easiest route possible up Binnian so I don't put the lad off.

Ditto.

Parking: is Carrick Little not still a black spot? Anyone fancy making friends with one of the farmers up that lane (esp. now that they are hiring out the cottages there).
Anyone parked overnight in Silent Valley Car park? Can't see any official mention of them allowing it. But if you stuck a note on your windscreen saying that you are not going to be back and your mobile number they are less likely to call out the mountain rescue.
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 »

Looking forward to this trip!  It will be my first true bivi experience!
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010 »

Crap im busy Sat night, Sunday is ok for me as I'm off Monday, just for a change. I'll keep an eye to see what i can do though as this would be a great day/night in the hills.
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010 »

I'd be up for this but my car is acting up so i might have to get it fixed at the weekend. :(

I've also been hearing it's "black saturday" in newcastle, which is a marching thing, so newcastle will be bunged and a nightmare to get through.
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010 »

I plan to meet you all on the top...  I'll be bringing a wee one too and wont be able to get away from Bangor until 6pm.  Hopefully see you all about 9ish...

Don't be burning all the fire logs till we get there   ;)
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010 »

So who's defo going?

Including some peeps that haven't posted make it:
J+1
SuspectMonkey+2
Doswer+1
Fourman+1
Chuck
LandyLiam


Did I miss anyone?

Planning to leave Carrick Little @ 4pm Sat afternoon but we can all meet at the top either way.
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010 »

at this rate there'll be a race up to get the good spots  ;D
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010 »

Wish I could make this but cant warrent going away 4 weekend in a row (wife would kill / leave me)

Maybe next one
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010 »

Bring her too!

Wish I could make this but cant warrent going away 4 weekend in a row (wife would kill / leave me)

Maybe next one
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Re: Slieve Binnian Summit Bivi - Sat 28Aug10
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2010 »

I've also been hearing it's "black saturday" in newcastle, which is a marching thing, so newcastle will be bunged and a nightmare to get through.

Quite a few parades on Saturday in the Newcastle area.  Dont think there will be any obvious way of avoiding them though as the neighbouring towns such as Castlewellan have parades on as well.
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