We haven’t updated this in quite a while!
We are planning our next adventure for Summer 2014. It looks like it’s going to be the Tour de Monte Rosa in July (if we can all get the time off). We are even looking into summiting Monte Rosa itself (4,634m) if we can find the money! We would need a guide to accompany us on this part of the trek as it’s quite technically difficult, and seeing as most of our experience is in wet/boggy Ireland, we’re not very familiar with glaciers.
It’s a similar format to our hike from last summer, approximately ten days of intense walking, and we plan on carrying all gear with us and camping out as we did before. We will be investing in the Cicerone guide of the route, as it was brilliant last time. We’ll make a few changes as we go, especially about the type of food we bring, bringing a pair of earplugs for the thunderstorms… Things like that!
Here’s a link to a blog that we have been using as inspiration during these cold winter months!
In retrospect we have had a quiet few months hiking-wise recently. Alan, Carl and Aisling have been hiking a good bit with Trinity Hiking Society, and have just recently returned from a fantastic weekend in Connemara.
View from the top of Ben Lettery (Binn Leitrí) in Connemara
We really enjoyed our trip to Carrauntoohil back in September, even if it rained for the entire weekend… We hope to go back at some stage when there’s better weather so that we can actually see the scenery!
Luca and Aisling are going hiking and camping in Donegal in a few weeks, either to Mount Errigal or to Slieve League/Sliabh Liag on the coast. They’ll make sure to post some photos up here after their trip!
Happy hiking everyone!