A zoom of Errigal from Muckish. At 752 metres, 2464 feet, Errigal is the highest peak in Donegal and is very steep sided with the summit path running up a ridge line composed of slopes of shifting quartzite scree. As we had climbed Errigal on one of our first trips over to Ireland a few years ago the other distinctive mountain in the Derryveagh range was Muckish, 670 metres, 2198 feet, mainly due to its isolation at the end of the range and its vast plateau like summit seen from afar. The heights given are off a local map I have but its fairly old.
In this other profile and photograph the height of the mountain is given as 666 metres and is probably more up to date. Both a cairn and a cross can be seen on the summit ridge from the road when the weather is clear and we were drawn to it right away but Graeme had climbed it already not that long ago and wasn't that keen.
We may be tight but we are keen. Of course without Graeme and Marion's hospitality it probably wouldn't happen so thanks again to them for putting us up... and putting up with us.
Our winter ascent of Errigal and some other Irish trips can be found here.
Great video of sea cliff ridge climbing on Tory here but I'll save it to the end of the post.
A cracking day out. Here's an excellent short video of the traverse of Tormore Ridge on Tory. Undiscovered Ireland. A very bold and seldom trod mini version of the Wild Atlantic Way.