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  • Doan Summit Camp: March 04, 2011 - March 05, 2011
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suspectmonkey

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Doan Summit Camp
« on: March 02, 2011 »

Hi all, sorry I've been quiet recently but been a bit busy!  To try and escape the daily grind I've decided to head for a quick overnighter this Friday evening.

The plan is to go for a quick hike from around the Trassey area to the summit of Doan.  Route is about 4 miles there and 4 miles back the following day.  Not going to post up details of the exact start location/time in the thread as its perhaps not always the best idea sharing it with the entire interweb ;)

If you fancy going stick your name in the thread and will sort out the exact wheres and whens by PM.  Weather looks set to be dry, warm and calm for a change so no excuses :)

By the way, never been to the top of Doan... just in case a few of us end up going does anyone know how many tents/tarps/bivvy's you would squeeze onto the summit?  
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011 »

I could well be up for it.

I think theres space for a handful of tents, sort of spread around where ever flat ground can be found.

Seems better suited to a tarp, but id be bringing my tent.
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011 »

I'm in.
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011 »

Unfortunately I can't join you all for this one because my Cub Pack are doing a Night Hike and BBQ that evening.

It feels like it's been ages since I've been in the hills... I'm getting withdrawal symptoms  >:(

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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011 »

I'm still not sure whether to bring the tent or not.  I'm trying to pitch it as many times as possible so it becomes second nature before Scotland, but it's been awhile since I've been in a bivvy bag and if the weather is due to be reasonably mild it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity...

Pity you cant make it Andy, just make sure you don't photo message any photos of burgers or hotdogs on Friday night!  Mmm... BBQ :)
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011 »

I have climbed Doan a few times, it is quite bouldery and windy! Not sure if there would be loads of room for tents so bivvying would be the best option..
I am on a residential this weekend with the kiddies.. Will wave to you from Ardnabannon!
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011 »

The weather looks pretty blummin brilliant. Is going to be cold, 0-2c overnight but 3mph winds and clear skies. Don't think I've ever really experienced low winds in the Mournes, just never happens :)



The Cubs must have hardened up a bit doing a night hike. When I was a cub all we did was wash peoples cars and play dodgeball.

Unfortunately I can't join you all for this one because my Cub Pack are doing a Night Hike and BBQ that evening.

It feels like it's been ages since I've been in the hills... I'm getting withdrawal symptoms  >:(

 :'(
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011 »

I'm definitely going for a bivvy given the weather forecast!  Just hope it isnt like our trip to Lough Shannagh when the forecast looked pleasant but the reality was a lot different!
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011 »

The forecast is now for it to be cloudy so stargazing looks like it's out the window. However, it should me mild with low wind and no rain so ideal conditions. However, it is the new moon tonight so I'd expect proper darkness - spooky, wwwwwwwoooooooohhhhh..
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011 »

Possibly foggy as well, just for added fun :)  I've packed the map and compass!
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011 »

Have fun folks exploring Maol Chobha's Fort! 
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2011 »

The most peaceful, chilled out summit camp yet.  Like - NO WIND - crazy......
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2011 »

That was how a quick overnighter should be. Nice walk up, bit of chat round the hobo stove in low winds, awesome sunrise and a bit of an explore on the way home.

Job done! I'll post some pics later.
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Re: Doan Summit Camp
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2011 »

Crackin' night all round, never felt is so quiet and still in the Mournes before!  Perfect weather for a summit bivvy, and Doan turned out to be an awesome spot :)

Cheers guys!
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