Slieve Binnian 25/04/2011

Slieve Binnian Hike April 2011
Setting off This is the point where the Mourne Wall takes a left turn uphill from the Blue Lough track. The start of our climb
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Setting off
This is the point where the Mourne Wall takes a left turn uphill from the Blue Lough track. The start of our climb
Annalong Wood The Blue Lough track
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Annalong Wood
The Blue Lough track
Slieve Donard Slieve Donard viewed from the slopes of Slieve Binnian
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Slieve Donard
Slieve Donard viewed from the slopes of Slieve Binnian
Annalong looking back towards Annalong
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Annalong
looking back towards Annalong
Wilderness Despite the number of other hikers, it still felt like we were out in the wilderness
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Wilderness
Despite the number of other hikers, it still felt like we were out in the wilderness
Mourne view Mountains, mountains and more mountains
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Mourne view
Mountains, mountains and more mountains
Mountain tracks From this viewpoint we could see many of the hiking tracks criss-crossing the Mournes
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Mountain tracks
From this viewpoint we could see many of the hiking tracks criss-crossing the Mournes
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Mourne Wall Looking over the Mourne Wall towards Annalong
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Mourne Wall
Looking over the Mourne Wall towards Annalong
Steep climb The summit in sight
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Steep climb
The summit in sight
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Hiker Martyn shot this photo when I wasn't looking
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Hiker
Martyn shot this photo when I wasn't looking
Nearly there! Only a few yards to go to the top
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Nearly there!
Only a few yards to go to the top
Nearly vertical I took this one from an odd angle for effect. Even so, if you look at it with the horizon level, you can see how steep it is
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Nearly vertical
I took this one from an odd angle for effect. Even so, if you look at it with the horizon level, you can see how steep it is
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At last, the summit Martyn, looking down on Silent Valley from the top of Slieve Binnian
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At last, the summit
Martyn, looking down on Silent Valley from the top of Slieve Binnian
What a view! The climb was worth it for the view!
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What a view!
The climb was worth it for the view!
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