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 .
IF YOU ARE DOING CAIRN2CAIRN CAN YOU HELP ME BY COMPLETING THIS SURVEY PLEASE