Five Peaks Challenge (Slieve Donard) July 2012 04/07/2012

5am Early start. The Five Peaks Challenge Team prepare to ascend Slieve Donard, highest mountain in Northern Ireland
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Early start. The Five Peaks Challenge Team prepare to ascend Slieve Donard, highest mountain in Northern Ireland
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Out of the forest The weather stayed dry and it started to get brighter
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Out of the forest
The weather stayed dry and it started to get brighter
A look back Looking back down the valley towards Newcastle
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A look back
Looking back down the valley towards Newcastle
Climbing the steps Almost at the half way point, the team approached the top of the valley. From here it was only a matter of turning left to follow THe Mourne Wall up to the...
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Climbing the steps
Almost at the half way point, the team approached the top of the valley. From here it was only a matter of turning left to follow THe Mourne Wall up to the…
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The Quarry The team finish crossing the Bog Of Donard. It was very wet and there were more than a few slips and slides along the way. From the quarry downwards it is...
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The Quarry
The team finish crossing the Bog Of Donard. It was very wet and there were more than a few slips and slides along the way. From the quarry downwards it is…
Lovely View The low cloud meant that we couldn't see too much
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Lovely View
The low cloud meant that we couldn't see too much
Brghtening up A rare break in the cloud
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Brghtening up
A rare break in the cloud
The Mourne Wall This is the descent down to the top of Bloody Bridge valley
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The Mourne Wall
This is the descent down to the top of Bloody Bridge valley
Rear Guard By now the team had split into several smaller groups
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Rear Guard
By now the team had split into several smaller groups
Sea Mist The mist rolled in from the sea
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Sea Mist
The mist rolled in from the sea
Getting dark again A few minutes later we were in the clouds again
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Getting dark again
A few minutes later we were in the clouds again
Bloody Bridge River
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Bloody Bridge River
Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea Slieve Donard (left) and Slieve Commedagh (right) viewed from the 12 Arch Bridge car park near Dundrum
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Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea
Slieve Donard (left) and Slieve Commedagh (right) viewed from the 12 Arch Bridge car park near Dundrum