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highwalker
2012-02-02 16:30:12
Lugnaquilla
Hi Wicklore, Thanks ever so much for the much needed advice and information. I have been doing some research on the whole thing and have found that it wil take close to 6 hrs to ascend and decend Lugnaquilla and because I will be filming the event I could possibly add another 2 - 3 hrs. So this will be a whole day.

I plan to begin at Waterloo bridge, where the Slaney crosses the N81. Walk up river until I come to the road and continue on to the foot of Ballineddan Mountain. I'll set up camp here and stay the night. Day 2 will be up and down Lugnaquilla and camp in the same spot for the night at the foot of Ballineddan. Day 3 I will take the road and trail that leads up between Table mountain and Grissadaun. I will have to look further into the boundaries of the national park and the military range as I don't want to be upsetting anyone.

I will more than likely be carrying a heavy pack, which will contain enough food rations for the 5 days. and because of this I don't want to spend more that 8 - 10 hours with it on my back. Hence the reason for 5 days. Also I want to enjoy the experience of being out in the wild and one with nature.

To say i'm not apprenhesive about would be a lie. Thats why I'm looking for advice on safe routes, rules i.e. camping & campfires. I have chosen mid-April because the weather is normally really fine at this time of year and pretty warm. This too is subject to change so I'll be keeping a close eye on the weather for a week up to the time. I'm getting together a list of what I will need to bring and also watching bushcraft skills on you tube as well as reading about it and asking for advice on sites such as this one.

Thanks for the offer of joining me for a day. I think thats an excellent Idea. Share the experience on my trip. And to listen to the stories of other experienced mountaineers.

The whole reason for this trip is, I want to get away from civilisation for at least 5 days. I want to quit smoking. If I can go without cigarettes for at least 3 full days, I will have broken free of the cursed addiction. I see a few days on my own in the mountains as a way to achieve this. I realise there are other less challenging ways, but this is how I want to do it. I want to document the whole thing on film and possibly make a full length documentary on it. HD video cameras are very small and light these days so not a lot added to the pack.

I have taken note of your warnings and will heed them. I do see the trip as a huge challenge, but on a personal level I feel it's not beyond me. And I hope it will be an enjoyable and memorable experience.

John


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