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Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« on: August 10, 2009 »

Please use this thread for any suggestions and ideas you might have for potential trips. Anything goes, if you fancy doing it, post it on here so people can mull it over!
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009 »

Our initial suggestions were:

* Salt Island canoe camping trip
* A family day out or weekend to get the kids all introduced and encouraged to have fun outdoors
* A lightweight bivvying trip (Organising here http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=379)
* The "Can Jonno make it up Bernagh without being sick" trip
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009 »

I think it has now been proven that jonno can in fact make it up a mountain without being sick ;D
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009 »

Any of the above sound good jonno, what about trying to get a few canadian kayaks and make it bushcrafting trip to salt island
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009 »

I think it has now been proven that jonno can in fact make it up a mountain without being sick ;D


Too true.......... RED LEADER is now talking about BOMBING up Bernagh................ lol :)

Me thinks he could be a bit of a dark horse,  Has he been holding back?
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009 »

I think it has now been proven that jonno can in fact make it up a mountain without being sick ;D


Too true.......... RED LEADER is now talking about BOMBING up Bernagh................ lol :)

Me thinks he could be a bit of a dark horse,  Has he been holding back?

Haha. If only. I'm well game now though. I was looking at the photos I took of it from Slievenaglogh and it looks awesome. If we can't manage to get an overnighter organised soon maybe we should take a quick day up Bernagh instead. I reckon we could persuade the kids up it too.
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009 »

The day trip would suit me i've a wedding end of this month holiday early next month then all being well the MMM end of Sept. Between all that i've to fit in my Birthday ;D
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009 »

How about setting are selves a target for early next year to get the group to the top of Ben Nevis or Snowdon we could you use the winter to build our hill fitness?
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009 »

How about setting are selves a target for early next year to get the group to the top of Ben Nevis or Snowdon we could you use the winter to build our hill fitness?

I'd be up for that. I've done them both and they are def achievable goals. would you be talking tourist paths or ridge walks? Be warned tho snowdon is VERY touristy, and the magic is somewhat lost when your hunched down calves about to explode and some fat american danders of the train with fip flops and gets his picture taken at the trig point before you!
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2009 »

How about setting are selves a target for early next year to get the group to the top of Ben Nevis or Snowdon we could you use the winter to build our hill fitness?

That's a great idea if we were all fit enough.
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009 »

As for Ben Nevis I was think that the Carn Mor Dearg arete route looks top class.



http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/carnmordeargarete.shtml

And As for Snowdon once we all fell comfortable with our wildcamping/bivvi skills the snowdon horseshoe is also a viable option

And we get to tackle this little beauty





http://www.walk-snowdonia.co.uk/snowdonia/snowdon/rshoe.php
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009 »

Thats routes i was thinking off try and keep away from the Tourists.
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009 »

Belfasts Cavehill rises to almost 370 metres (1200 ft) above sea level.  

Carrauntoohil in County Kerry, it is 1,038 metres (3,406 ft) irelands highest.

Ben Nevis (1,344 m), highest mountain in Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Hoverla - highest peak in Chornohora,Eastern Beskids in Eastern Carpathians, Ukraine (2,061 m)

Triglav (2,864 m), highest peak of Slovenia.

Fansipan (3,143 m), the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina, located in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Lao Cai province.


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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010 »

I forgot I had been considering this trip last year, but it kind of fell by the wayside.  I'm hoping to do some more long distance routes, and am wondering if you could get away with doing this one with some wild camping?  NI-Wild trip for further down the line?

Wicklow Way

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Distance: 127km | Ascent: 3,200m | Time: 7+ Days

The Wicklow Way begins in Dublin's southern suburb of Rathfarnham and travels in a south-south-westerly direction across the Dublin and Wicklow uplands, then through the rolling hill country of southwest County Wicklow to finish in the small, County Carlow village of Clonegal 127 kilometres later.

A combination of suburban parkland, forest trails, wild and scenic mountain landscape and finally rolling countryside offers a wonderfully varied, 8 to 10 day experience for a hill-walker of average fitness. En route the Wicklow Way passes mountain lakes, ruined buildings -stark reminders of previous widespread human habitation- occasional memorials to historic events of past centuries and extensive remains of the early Christian monastic settlement in the beautiful Glendalough valley.

The other idea I had was similar to the Salt Island trip, but on Copeland Island instead.  Any one know if you can get away with a paddle to the Copelands and have a bit of a wild camp there?
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Re: Trip Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010 »

The Copelands are only about 1 mile from the shore (the inner one anyway) but there's nothing between you and Scotland but sea. I daresay you could do it in very favourable conditions - just not sure if you would ever see them up there :) I've been to Salt Island in Strangford Lough a few times and even in there it can get hairy in even lightish winds.

Do you have a canoe?
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