Mountaineering Skills (20th -21st November 2021)

Five members of Trekking NI participated in a Mountaineering Ireland skills programme. We learned to use a compass, map reading and take a bearing from a map. We practised distancing and pacing too which positions us to plan a hike. We then turned out the lights and done it all in the dark. We wereContinue reading “Mountaineering Skills (20th -21st November 2021)”

Glenariff Forest (08th January 2022)

Trekking NI commenced 2022 hiking schedule with a visit to the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park Trails. The morning began overcast with a cold drizzle. Initially we followed an ascending trail being greeted with views of the surrounding landscape displaying fields of green, forestry and mountains looking out onto the sea. The forest trail had aContinue reading “Glenariff Forest (08th January 2022)”

Mount Errigal (13th November 2021)

Mount Errigal awaited Trekking NI on a misty November morning standing majestically before us wearing a crown of clouds. Errigal challenged us with extensive swampland softened by the touch of the morning dew. Some elegantly navigated around the swamp whilst others embraced the mud. We emerged from the wetland and were greeted with a colourfulContinue reading “Mount Errigal (13th November 2021)”

Mountaineering Session (25th September 2021)

Trekking NI participated in an informal induction into the craft of mountaineering with representative body Mountaineering Ireland. Eight of our club members took part in this exercise with the aim to increase competencies in mountaineering skills. This practical session was conducted by Ronnie who invited participants to outline what they desired to attain from theContinue reading “Mountaineering Session (25th September 2021)”