THE END 2017

Another year over , older , wiser and another 31 Cairns in the bank . What a great month . So many took up the challenge and made it  a very social event . It was impossible to get the cairn to yourself!

An easier challenge for the rest of the year ” Couldn’t Cairn Less” ( name copyright Paddy Harty) will be released probably next week . Very simple . A good long walk or two a month . More later .

Heres a few of my photos from the month .During which I covered 271KM , climbed 17000metres and burned 18000 calories . Why you might well ask am I still the size I am!

 

The follow up for Cairnuary .

2 peaks a month till November finishing with Donard in December .This will give us 22 peaks in the year and a great all round explore of the mournes from the “Low Mournes” round Rostrevor to the “High Mournes” nearer Newcastle.

You will need at least.

  • Proper full body cover at all times , the mournes are unpredictable.
  • Compass, Map( Mournes Activity Map) , Whistle , Mobile Phone .
  • Preferably a companion .If not always tell someone where you are going .
  • Food and water .

As the mountains get higher you will need to get fitter, hopefully Cairnuary will stand you in good stead .

 

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