A DONEGAL adventurer has taken part in what is believed to be the biggest ever rock climb in Ireland – with two American tourists.
And he thinks climbs like the one in this video are the key to expanding Donegal’s great outdoors and adventure tourism.
Iain Miller runs his small company www.uniqueascent.ie in Annagry.
“Over the last five years I have been exploring the little known areas of Donegal and have climbed 60 of the 100 previously unclimbed sea stacks found around the coast of Donegal fromPort to Inishowen,” said Iain.
“Several of these sea stacks are world class adventurous days out.”
Here Iain describes the incredible climb – and Donegal’s hidden treasures. Click the link above to watch his video.
Living equidistant from Glencolmcille village to the south and the
Port road end is the mother of all sea ridges. The Sturrall Headland is
an extremely inaccessible and foreboding place to visit. Access is by a
steep scary scramble and a wee 300m sea passage deep into the realms of
The ridge it’s self is approximately 800m long starting at the sea
ward tip and travelling landward over the summit and along the ridge to
where the headland joins the mainland.
This is the second of five monster ridges to be climbed in Donegal in
the last few years, the first being The Realm of Damocles on Arainnmhor
What these ridges provide are outstanding journeys into the great
unknown in very special, committing and untraveled locations.
more information about the climb, http://iain-miller.blogspot.
The entire ridge is the longest recorded rock climb in Ireland.
The two climbers on the route with me were Theresa Hughes and Aaron
Entringer who were two visiting American climbers who contacted me to
take them on an adventure, this film is that adventure.