What a fantastic start to day two of our training weekend in Wicklow. A five hour hike covering 9 miles of spectacular nature incorporating lugnaquila in the Garden County of Wicklow. Here are some fantastic pictures from our challenge members. Fog engulfed us at the summit but upon our decent we were treated to amazing views. Only six weeks untilour IPA Hi5 challenge #ipahi5#ipahi5challenge2019#ipahikingclub#lugnaquilla#wicklownationalpark#getupthehills
Very tough and testing conditions on Ireland's highest mountain today.. Set off from cronins yard in the heavy rain up through Hags Glen where the wind started to pick up.. Passed over the stepping stones on a swelling rapid River Gaddagh and up through Lough gouragh and callee. Further on we realised that the devil's ladder was no longer doable and putting our safety first we made the group decision to turn back, the right decision 👍.. On our descent we were met by swirling tornado like winds sweeping between the two lakes that blew us to the ground, nearly impassible stepping stones where the volume of water had increased over the stones and truly tested our balance 😳.. Only to be met back in killarney by lovely sunny weather 😎😂😂carrauntoohil we will be back in April to summit you .. We shall not be defeated 😂💪💪 well done to everyone today, very tough conditions but spirits were kept high throughout #ipahi5#teamwork#hiking#outdoors#staysafe#carrauntoohil#lovinkerry#nature#Outdoorphotography#ipahi5challenge2019
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