The weather didn’t always give us the views we wanted today but nothing could dampen our spirits as we marked the restart of our Club walks with one Group out on Slieve Gullion.
A new route for us with new features to explore and as always Slieve Gullion didn’t disappoint!
Today we restarted our Club Walks and if you spotted us on Slieve Gullion or Camlough Mountain you might have noticed we had plastic bags in hand. The latest must have hill walking kit, light weight, easy to carry and handy for picking up litter on your route.
We are proud to report we removed 2 black bin bags of rubbish from Slieve Gullion and a further 2 from Camlough Mountain.
Let’s all leave the hills cleaner than we find them!!!
Here at the Gap o’the North Hill Walking Club we are getting behind the
initiative! “Tidy Ring of Gullion Week”
This evening a few of our members lifted the rubbish from the car park at the bottom of Jonesborough Hill, at the Old Church and Graveyard entrance. One hour later…
5 black bin bags of rubbish, a tyre, a bumper and more…
We return to walking as a Club this weekend and we will aim to leave the hills cleaner than we find them by picking up what litter we find on our routes.
Why not follow our principle and…
take nothing but photos… leave nothing but footprints!
A reminder to all members of our “Virtual Social Event” tomorrow evening,
(a link to the Zoom event was emailed to all members last week).
Join us to hear Lauren O’ Malley recount her many adventures.
“She believed she could, so she did”…
Her long list of accomplishments include:
several high altitude treks including to the North Face Base Camp on Everest.
Base camp manager and the only female member of the Irish 2005, K2 expedition.
Technical ice climbs in Scotland and South America,
“Marathon des Sables” in 2017 Kilimanjaro in 2018.
“North Channel Swim” as part of a relay team in 2019 and the 1st person to swim the length of Carlingford Lough 2020.
We look forward to meeting up with all our members on an evening of adventure as we await the date for reopening and… let the “Gap dreams” begin!