Winter Climbing Climbing
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|Shared By:||Iain Miller on Jan 9, 2014|
Due to its coastal position and relatively low lying mountains good winter conditions in Donegal are a rare commodity indeed. Usually temperatures have to be below 0 for 5 days consecutively, and down to -5 at night, and an ill timed dump of snow can spoil it all. To take advantage of these fleeting conditions you have to drop everything, and brave the inevitably appalling road conditions to get there, for be assured, it wont last!
This guide starts with the most northerly of the recorded climbs on the North face of Muckish and works it's way south through the Derryveagh Mountains to the Bluestack Mountains in the south of the county.
The potential for climbing new winter routes in Donegal is almost unlimited with two major mountain ranges with countless outlayers, isolated waterfalls, buttresses and suitably damp north facing crags. All that is required is a few weeks of Artic Maritime or Polar Continental winds to blow across the county. :-)
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