Benbulben - Guided hike on Saturday 29th July 2017

We had a brilliant day up Benbulben today with a great bunch of people from many different parts of Ireland North and South. Tyrone, Armagh, Fermanagh, Sligo, Meath, and as far away as Malaysia and even San Francisco. 
Arrived at our planned meeting point in the pouring rain and not a sign of Benbulben. Felt seriously depressed at the prospect of another misty day on the mountain. 
However by the time we arrived at Lukes's Bridge the mountain appeared as the fog lifted. 
After a steep climb up onto the saddle we ambled along the plateau and enjoyed great views stopping briefly at the cave. 
We stopped for lunch in one of the sheltered north facing gullies. Then it was onward to the head.
Well done to all who fulfilled their ambition to climb this iconic mountain. For 13 members of the group it was their first time ever and especially delighted for Liz who plucked up enough courage to return after the washout of the 18th March. It was nice for her to actually see where she went on that previous occasion. 
Thanks to all who came today in spite of the bleakness of the early morning. We all went away in high spirits

  Delighted to have Wendy from San Francisco, originally from Omagh, and assist her in fulfilling her long time ambition to climb Benbulben. 

Delighted to have Wendy from San Francisco, originally from Omagh, and assist her in fulfilling her long time ambition to climb Benbulben.