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Trailtrekker
2014-04-16 16:34:55
"Dangers of leaving the car overnight at Kippure" from Trailtrekker Contract pics
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Thanks for the feedback lads, to deal with your main concern, I intend to negate the dangers of falling asleep at the wheel by using a carefully formulated concoction of methamphetamine and crack cocaine. But if I decide not to go breaking bad the plan b is three fully licensed drivers in the car taking turns driving and a carefully concocted combination of caffeine, nicotine and rest. In the event of this not working, pull over have a sleep and if it takes longer than 24 hours it takes longer. I am fully aware that this type of challenge is nearly as much about logistics and driving as it is about walking, there is still more than 26 miles of walking though!

I had already considered the dangers of parking a car near the barrier at Kippure at night and when I hear someone else saying it I realise that I definitely need a change to the plan! Also your comment about Lugnaquilla got me thinking Wicklore. With any such challenge the clock starts when you leave the first summit and stops when you reach the top of the final one. Therefore it makes sense to start at the top of the highest! So what I am thinking now is starting out with a very gentle slow approach to the top of the Lug and starting from there. Ideally, you would even camp up there overnight and start at dawn, but I can't see us doing that. So lets say the challenge starts from the summit of Lugnaquilla at 11am, that gives 11 hours before darkness. The order I was thinking of was
1. Lugnaquilla 2. Cupidstownhill 3. Kippure 4. Mount Leinster 5. Brandon Hill 6. Arderin 7. Corn Hill 8. Mullaghmeen 9. Carnbane East 10. Slieve Foye
I calculate 7 hours of walking and 4 hours of driving from the top of Lug to getting down off Brandon as it goes dark. From here the nighttime driving task and picking up four small summits along the way before striking out for the final peak. Overall I calculate 10 hours of walking (exempting ascent of Lugnaquilla and descent of Foye), 10 hours of driving with contingency time of four hours. Finish up lying back on an easy sunny Sunday morning on Foye with a wee tipple of Brandy, before eventually crawling back down the mountain for a big brunch in Carlingford.

PS: Peter, don't forget about that massive Slieve Beagh SE if you are turning that from an NI challenge into an Ulster challenge.
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