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November 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm
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November 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm
61 summits to go. The question is will snow arrive before the end? #adventure #projectmountaingoat #pmg #mountainviews #irishmountains
Day 21 in the hills! Today marks 3 weeks on this west coast adventure. Today I was in the Breifne mountains and I had great weather! It was an early enough start of 6.30am out of bed...yes you heard me, BED! I got to sleep in a bed last night....it was like sleeping on clouds! Thanks again to the Moffatt family, ye guys were too kind to me last night!! Anyway, at 7am I was off in the car from Sligo to Glangevlin in Co. Cavan! At 8.10am I was away off up Cuilcagh of 665m which is the highest mountain in County Cavan and Fermanagh! As the day went on I ticked off 8 summits in total; 6 PMG and 2 non-PMG summits. The weather may have been great but the underfoot conditions were boggy as hell, with, at times, knee deep heather! Tough walking that I feel I underestimated as I also had to be off the hills early enough for a rather difficult hitch hike back to the car. I finished the walk in daylight but getting a lift was hard. After waiting nearly 40 minutes I got lucky and I was dropped back to my car. The couple driving went well out of their way to drop me back and I was very appreciative for their help! Back at the car it was dark and dinner was on! Somehow, a lot of water was dripping from my cooking pot and with closer inspection I saw a tiny hole...don't ask me how but my cooking pot now had a hole! Lucky I had a second one with me! Ha ha!! So as my day ends after 37.90 kms of walking in 7 hours 45 minutes with 1319 meters ascent and 1382 meters descent I only have 61 summits to go! Not a lot of height meters ascended and descended considering the effort it took to walk through the boggy terrain today! I am all about the numbers and I have talked about distance, height meters and time etc over the last 3 weeks. However here are some numbers of a different sort from the last 3 weeks. 19 days of walking. 2 rest/planning days. 3 hot showers. 4 proper home cooked meals. 1 night in a bed. 3 nights on a couch and 16 nights sleeping in the car. Clothes washed, twice! Soaked through from rain, twice! Cooking Gas canisters used; 2. Broken; 1 walking pole, 1 lace from the hiking boots, 1 cooking pot, 1 plastic clip on my hiking bag! 1 Night Navigation session. Many days in the cloud, wind and sun! Awesome photos; lots! Missed Tara Mallon O'Dubhghaile, everyday!!!! Tomorrow sees easier walking with hopefully 2 summits that will finish off the Breifne and Dartry Mountains, bringing to a total of 90 summits done since the 3rd of November. Once these two summits are done I am off towards County Donegal, where I have never been! More adventures ahead! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #gettingthere #coldweather #pmg
November 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm
67 summits to go! With rumours of snow on Carrauntoohil it will be interesting to see if snow will appear up north as the project slowly moves north to Donegal!
Day 20 in the hill! Today I was in County Sligo by the famous Benbulbin. I awoke to rain at 7am and the disappointment was big. I thought it would be a dry day so I waited a little longer to get up. 8.20am and the rain had stopped, breakfast was had, and I was off up Kings Mountain. The weather was cloudy with clear spells and I had high hopes for some sunshine throughout the day. Benbulbin, famous for it's shape (just google it and see what I mean) was the next summit on the list. From it's summit, sadly half covered in cloud, you can not see the steep cliffs and its fortress like escarpment. I did get the highest point cloud free though :) Next was Benwiskin with it's equally impressive cliffs that simply drop off one side of the hill! Amazing! Annacoona Top also know as Slievemore had amazing drops from it's summit. Views from here were great and one can not help feel transported to another world with steep ground, cliffs like bright green walls as such and oneself on top of what feels like a plateau. Then I got to tick off the highest point in County Leitrim; Truskmore South East Cairn at 631m, followed by the highest point in Sligo; Truskmore at 647m. Finally I descend via Tievebawn. Except for some drizzle I stayed dry for the day...woohoo! With some stunning views and some nice walking it was a lovely day! Sadly in the low light conditions of the day the photos don't do any justice to mountains like Benbulbin or Benwiskin! The walk today was overall very good, the only thing I would comment on is access on and off the hills. There are many reports of problems with access on to Benbulbin and Benwiskin and I tried my best to find a good way on and off the hills. With that said while getting onto the hills at Kings Mountain it was the advice of Aly Moffatt that helped me out. Coming off the mountain I was half paranoid that a shotgun wielding farmer would meet me with disagreement. However this did not happen I am happy to report. So now as I sit on the couch in Aly Moffatts family house at the base of Kings Mountain I am warmed by their hospitality and of course there lovely fire burning in front of me! I feel like a couchsurfing stalker. Aly who by the way is totally awesome, put me up for 3 different nights in Westport, then when she heard I would be here walking and she happened to be here this weekend too she and her family have put me up for another night! This of course means that I had my third shower in three weeks and it is so good to be clean!!!! With dinner dished up to me, a beer opened for me I certainly feel humbled by everyone's generosity here! Thank you all so much guys!!!! I am also getting the low down on some local knowledge of the hills here. So today saw 5 PMG summits fall from the list leaving 67 PMG summits to go! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #sligopeopleareawesome #westcoasthospitality #humbled
November 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm
Cheers to Philip Byrne for this video! Fun times! #adventure
Simon Byrne Solo Climbing In Dalkey Quarry Dublin Ireland.
November 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm
72 summits to go! Rainy, windy and cloudy! Some days are hard!
Day 19 in the hills! I have been on the go now for nearly 3 weeks. One of the hardest things I have always found on trips to the mountains or away climbing is getting the nutrition right! With the long days in the hills and the battling of the weather I guess I have not been eating enough. I always look at food as fuel and in terms of sports I eat anything, but of course this doesn't mean I am always eating the right food or the best food for these activities. So I awoke in the middle of the night starved and starting eat odds and ends from my food box. Sometimes hunger (for me at least) is not felt over tiredness, and I think last night was one of those times. So after a midnight snack/meal I was finally able to sleep last night :) This morning the forecast was correct and the clouds were down. The rain was on it's way but the morning was suppose to be the best time for me to get out into the hills. I was in the Ox mountains and I just had 2 summits to reach in these mountains. My planned route would take me up a long mountain road to Lough Easky and then along 3 summits (2 PMG summits and 1 non-PMG summit) and then back down to windmill roads/tracks and mountain road back to the car. Luckily for me it would be just a 24.5km of walking. However, as I lay there snug in my sleeping bag and with the alarm going off at 7am, I said; "Sod it, It looks positively crap outside", and I went back to sleep with no intention of getting into the hills today. Then at 8am one of those moments of motivation and will happened. I was changing my mind and It Was Going To Happen! It was one of those moments that nothing else mattered, every fibre of me was willing and saying get into the hills! Leaving the warm sleeping bag, putting on damp hiking trousers and damp boots didn't bother me. Eating the same breakfast and going through the same morning routine with one task in mind; get walking. I love those moments of will and motivation. I sometimes wonder where they come from and where they go. After the walk and when I arrived back to the car the rain really started to get going but the walk was done and I was happy to have not wasted the day. Sadly even with the rain gear on I did get slightly wet. Again I blame the wind for driving the rain at me for at least 3 hours in the hills...this always seems to result in getting wet in the end! Visibility was terrible, underfoot conditions were, you guessed it, terrible too. I felt like I was climbing up and down peat hags half the time but the summits were reached and then I got off the hills fast! These hills here seem rather spread out and the 2 or 3 summit days are getting old fast...it makes me feel like I am getting nowhere fast but the count is 72 summits to go! Let's hope for better weather for the days to come and as I sit here in the Park Hotel in Sligo drinking tea, looking out the window at the dull grey skies, I wonder will I get some more good weather tomorrow. I guess I must stay positive! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #rainydays #irishmountains #mountainviews
November 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm
74 summits to go! Check out the sunrise!!!!#adventure #projectmountaingoat #sunrise #fog
Day 18 in the hills! The alarm went off at 5.30am but it was so cold and I was just too much of a "wuss" I could not get out of the bed. By "bed", I use the term rather loosely, but it was bed in terms of what a bed can be in the back of a Berlingo. So at 7.30am I managed to start walking rather than at 6am. This, believe it or not worked out far better, not only did I get to work on my much needed beauty sleep, it also made the timing prefect with me being on the summit of Knocklettercuss and the amazing sunrise! There were fog banks rolling in the lowlands and creeping up into the valleys all the while the summits were cloud free! It stayed like this all day! Simply great weather for walking and for photos!!! After Knocklettercuss, I went up the small Sheean and had a wee bit of a fight through the forest to get back down and on route again. Slieve Carr at 721m was my second last summit in the 700 meter range of mountains! WOOHOO! Great views from here today! Then Nephin Beg at 627m, again with amazing views of the huge open moorland below! To finish I descended via Nephin Beg South Top on to the Bangor trail. From here I was down in the thick freezing cold fog and I had to walk about 10 kms of forest trail and then 5 kms of back roads which would bring me back to the main road where hitching should and was easy enough to get back to Bangor. Today was a big enough walk of 39.70kms with 1720m ascent and 1676m descent. Not a gruelling day but a long enough one with 7 hours and 50 minutes of walking. Sadly this route was not a "summit rich" route, with just 2 PMG summits and 3 non-PMG summits. However the views were just great, and worth all the effort alone! Slieve Carr itself is extremely remote and a trip to the summit from any direct will take some time and effort. 74 Project Mountain Goat summits to go! :) Also sorry for so many photos this post but with the views being so good it was hard to choose a few to upload. #adventure #projectmountaingoat #fogandsun #irishmountains #mountainviews
November 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm
#adventure #ontheroad #irishmountains
Day 17 in the hills.The R&R part at least! Today's bad weather past by fast enough and the R&R was much needed! #projectmountaingoat #goodfood #mountainsunsets
November 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm
76 summits to go! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #westofireland
Day 17 in the hills! I was camped on Keel beach last night and the wind was blowing a gale. The old Berlingo was rocked like a toy car all night. I was woken up many times by wind and sand hitting the car. It was certainly a fitful sleep. In the morning I knew I was racing against the clock before the rain would reach us from the South. The wind was even stronger as I set off up towards Benmore and it's ridge of cliffs that drop down into the sea. With amazing cliffs on my left and with high winds from my right it was a windy experience! Then off up Croaghaun South West Top and Croaghaun main summit. The wind at the top was absolutely terrible! Standing up straight was difficult and all the while I had a sharp eye of the looming drop to my left. Needless to say I actually had a great time and it's so funny how it can be more fun in wild weather than in calm weather. With that said the views when I had them were stunning but from the summit I only had fleeting views.On my descent a few rain drops started to fall and I cut short the walk by descending earlier than planned to Keem beach. Today's walk was short and I got to stay dry too in the end! Timing is everything they say! Two more summits done and the count is now at 76 summits to go! The rest of the day will be spent on planning some routes for the Sligo area and of course a little R&R too, the body is in need of a little rest for sure! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #achill
November 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm
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November 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm
78 summits to go! Tick tock time is running out!
Day 16 in the hills! After the previous 4 days of walking today was going to be easier going. I would start off near Achill Sound and climb two hills to start the day off. Sadly the summits were cloud filled but just below the summits some nice views were had. I wasn't really liking or hating the walk, I was just going through the motions. I was tired, my body was tired but I didn't want to waste a day that was not wet! Then walk number two took me on to Achill Island, a place I have many fond memories of. I have spent several family holidays on the Island. Slievemore at 671m was the goal. The last time I was on the summit was back in 2008 with my brother Philip. As I drove along the Island and came in to Keel beach I was excited and I could feel the energy come surging back. I spent half an hour on the beach just being there and then jumped back into the car and drove to the foot of Slievemore. A quick snack and I was off. Walked through the old deserted village and off towards the summit. I had been up and down this mountain in the past the same way...the way I was going today. So I decided to descend down the other ridge to Doogort beach. The summit was for a few seconds here and there cloud free. With very high winds I headed down the other ridge and wow what a ridge!! I was excited and at the same time found myself crouching at times in the strong gusts of wind all the while walking down the ridge. One wouldn't want to lose their balance at the wrong "gusty" time. The wind was blowing you in the wrong direction, over the cliffs :/ Afterwards I walked back to the car feeling tired but yet recharged. Tomorrow sees rain coming but lucky enough I only have 1 other walk on the Island. I hope/plan to do it before it gets to wet and wild! Interestingly enough I only have 3 PMG summits on an Island (other than our fine Isle as such) to climb...2 more to go..tomorrow...hopefully! 78 PMG summits left in the project! #adventure #onedayatatime #projectmountaingoat #westcoast
November 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm
81 summits to go!
Day 15 in the hills! The previous 3 days in the hills were long and quite tough going but today certainly was stepped up a notch! I was parked overnight in Leenaun and woke at 3.30am and started walking at 4am! I was off to do what is considered the hardest mountain traverse in Ireland: The Maamturk Mountains! I wanted to be off the hills by 4pm so I would have enough daylight to hitch back to the car. I also thought it would take about 12 hours of walking. With 13 PMG summits and 3 non-PMG summits the rewards were high but the effort was big! Starting off with about 4 hours of night navigation was exciting but yet I was strangely nervous. I had heard stories about how hard the walk was, how treacherous the rock was when damp or wet! I was going to be alone in the dark and then for the rest of the day! Ah adventure! I started from the Leenaun side even though most start from the other side of the mountains. Why? Simply because the first few hills were more boggy and grass then rock and rumble, thus making the night navigation easier. The sunrise was spectacular and the walking was amazing. The views with the weather today were what we all want on a day in the hills! Great weather for the best part. It only got overcast the last few hours! 11 hours 6mins later I was done! Faster than I had hoped for! 41.40kms, 2942m ascent and 2882m descent! Awesome day but I must admit I thought it would be harder. Certainly in the top 4 of my hardest walks done in Project Mountain Goat, but not the hardest. With that said, in bad weather this would be even harder! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #westofireland #pmg
November 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm
94 Summits to go!
Day 14 in the hills. It's hard to believe I have been out here on the West Coast for two weeks already! There are many more summits to climb, as of today 94 summits to go! The weather started cloudy today but cleared up beautifully and I had a cracking day in the hills while ticking off 5 PMG summits and 3 non-PMG summits. When there was no breeze the sun felt lovely and warm...so nice for a change! The walk, which was walk number 71 of PMG was again in North Mayo near Newport! The views were great today, I cloud see Croagh Patrick, the hills on Achill Island and the hills I have already done in the clouds yesterday! Ah the difference a day makes! #projectmountaingoat #adventure #westofireland #wildwildwest
November 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm
The project continues! 99 summits to go! #projectmountaingoat
Day 13 in the hills! Today was another 2 walk day! Over the last two days I have put in a lot of energy into each day! Even though the combined walks of each day over the last two days have not been as hard as some of my walks during the summer months, they have, still been tough going! The weather and underfoot conditions have made the walking harder than it probably should/could be. I was in North Mayo again today, just outside Newport. Today I stayed dry on both walks but sadly the cloud levels were super low for most of the day! The wind chill was certainly felt and I nearly had to put my gloves on too! At the same time I got some great views of cloud moving over the ridges and summits, even if I rarely got a summit view! Something I have been waiting for now for some time happened today! As of this evening I have only 99 summits to go! I cannot say how long I have been waiting for this! No more triple digits, just double digits!! 99 problems and all of them are mountains ;) Also today I did my last mountain in the 800 meter range. It was Nephin at 806. All summits from now on will be below 800 meters in height! Of course height is certainly not the only thing that may make a walk harder but it feels good that the summits are getting lower...as such ;) All in all, a good day in the hills. More tomorrow....hopefully with some sunshine! #projectmountaingoat #adventure #irishmountains #mountainviews #99summits
November 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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Day 12 in the hills. Yesterday I took a rest day and planned routes for North Mayo and Donegal. Today I got out on two walks making the best of the weather! The first walk was Croagh Patrick and the second walk was Buckoogh in North Mayo. Another 4 PMG summits off the list and 104 to go! Long days ahead as the weekend weather is looking good and I hope to make the very best of it! #projectmountaingoat #adventure #wildwest
November 12, 2014 at 9:38 pm
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Day 10 in the hills. Today I finished off the Partry/Joyce Country Mountains. With just 2 PMG summits it sounds like a small walk but there were 4 additional minor summits and a total of 24.1 kms of walking. With mixed weather of rain, clouds and actual dry periods it was a "soft day" sort of weather. The walking wasn't anything special and in theory very easy but my legs could feel it today "I tell ya"! The place was mad boggy but the views were great when they were there! 108 summits to go :) Of course the real big news of the day was I finally got to shower after 10 days in the hills! I am staying with the lovely Aly in Westport doing some couchsurfing! #adventure #projectmountaingoat #nolongersmelly