5th of the 5 British Isles’ Peaks – Slieve Donard. Weather gods love us; mostly… Easy climbs. Windy wander & whistling walls. Quick downpour at the peak. Stunning sunny scenic return. Must go hill hiking!
R’s 8th year completed. MizMal done. Now for the end proper. Into Northern Ireland and along its coast to Belfast. Double Disaster! 5 of 5. Back to Eire and a day off in Dublin before we depart.
Dodging the rain but not. Some proper wild camping. Views! Day off at Ocky’s. Morning sea views x2. History+ lesson. “Daddy I love you.” Malin Head and a big surprise!
Carrauntoohil: 4th of the 5 British Isles’ Peaks. Stunning Weather. A hard climb on the Devil’s Ladder. Amazing Views. Equally hard descent on Brother O’Shea’s Gully. Best mountain so far!
Mizen Head – the beginning of the end2end. Rugged coast line. Big hills. Day off to climb a mountain. No plans for camping. Long days. Here comes the rain/sun/rain/sun/rain/rain, oh, and the wind!
Aches & Pains, delayed Trains! 3 days to the start?! Old train line, hills, coastal roads. Where to camp? This will have to do! Glorious sunshine, fades to wet grey.
Almost an Irish circumnavigation with the MizMal End2End thrown in. Rain, more rain and some sun. Birthday Boy! 4th & 5th British Isles’ peaks. Rain.
The quick overview with links to the adventure parts.
Half term microadventure. Trains & bikes. The Lake District. Climb Scafell Pike. 3 Great British Peaks done. More on the horizon!
Climbing up Snowdon. Riding back from Snowdonia. Food woes lead to underground shows. Welsh hills interspersed with Osprey thrills. Gravel tracks and plenty of cake snacks. Watching a moonrise, spotting lots of butterflies. And finally up & over Gospel Pass.
LEJOG continued… along the Great Glen. Wild camping at 450m. Late night PIZZA! Highlands wilderness. The Crask Inn. North Coast 500. Audacious extra 25km. Dunnet Head. John o’Groats. What an adventure!