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  • #3019

    RonanK
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    In the spirit of daftness/adventure on which this club is founded, I would like to prpose a series of daft challenges. (There’s been a bit of this recently)

    The idea being that there’d be a list of arbitrary challenges that people could have a go at and we could have some kind of official record of who’s done what and when… fell free to add your own suggestions

    Ideas (in vague order of difficulty):

    THE MOURNES

    The Donard Adventures

    • a series of strange ascents of Donard, those done so far include “in a suit on the hottest day of the summer” and “Barefoot while confusing an American Man”
    • a list of fastest time for carpark to carpark.

    The Annalong Valley Challenge

    • Climb a route on Douglas Crag, Binnian, Blue Lough Buttress, Buzzard’s Roost, Percy Bysshe, Lamagan Slabs, Lower Cove, Upper Cove, Slieve Beg, Commedagh Castles, Annalong Buttress and Hare’s Castle in a single day

    The Mourne Wall

    • Complete a circuit of the Mourne Wall in a day (you’re allowed to skip the nasty river crossing between Long Seefin and Carrick Little)

    Classic Mournes Chimneys

    • Climb all the classic Mournes chimneys in a day
    • Not sure what they all are but definitely include The Sheugh (Buzzard’s Roost), Raven Route (Eagle Rocks), 3rd Corner (Lower Cove), Summit Sheugh (Bearnagh), Crooked Chimney, Spellack Chimney, plus i’m sure one or two more

    The Mourne 500s

    http://mourne500.blogspot.co.uk/

    The Dennis Rankin Round

     

    FAIR HEAD

    The Prow E1s

    • Climb all the prow E1s in a day.

    The Fair Head E2s

    • No-one has done this yet. Climb all the 3-star Fair Head E2s in a day. Hard.

     

    All excellent Alpine/expedition training

    any further suggestions?

     

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    #3024

    chris
    Participant

    I would gladly come up with weight related challenges for anyone who wants to get stronger-er

    #3025

    RonanK
    Participant

    Weight related challenges… as in carry x kg up x mountain?

    #3026

    chris
    Participant

    Squat body weight for 20 reps without putting the bar down
    50 chin ups with x% of body weight added
    That kind of thing. Increase your load bearing capacity!

    #3027

    RonanK
    Participant

    Whilst excellent training, no doubt, those aren’t mountaineeringy challenges, boyo

    #3028

    chris
    Participant

    Well in that case, 50% of body weight in rucksack, walk up a big hill for reps

    #3029

    RonanK
    Participant

    McCloy carried a breezeblock up Errigal, so there’s that one covered.

    But still don’t think you’re getting the idea of this…

    #3030

    chris
    Participant

    I would never play ignorant for the fun of it, that’s for sure…

     

    All of these things are outside, can we not have some in the PEC?

    #3031

    RonanK
    Participant

    Of course. Climb all the features routes in 24hrs for example… Cadden was working on that.

     

    #3032

    nbrowne
    Moderator

    Crooked Chimney? Gotta fall out of something…

    #3033

    Conor
    Participant

    Sadly, as panel 4 has now been climbed its a bit harder than it was when I first tried it.

    I propose “The Donard Adventures” a series of strange ascents of Donard, those done so far include “in a suit on the hottest day of the summer” and “Barefoot while confusing an American Man”, and of course a list of fastest time for carpark to carpark.

    #3035

    RonanK
    Participant

    Yes. Excellent. I sense an AGM award for most novel ascent of Donard.

    #3038

    chris
    Participant

    Conor, care to ascend Donard on my shoulders?

    #3039

    Conor
    Participant

    yes

    #3040

    nbrowne
    Moderator

    Are the fairhead ones team effort? or individual?

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