Date: 28 July 2018
Group Size: 6
Included: All on-location tuition
Not Included: Any travel required to and from the start point at Cecil Newman car park located directly off the Bryansford Road. We'll be returning to the same spot at the end of the workshop.
4.45 pm - Meet and Greet at Cecil Newman Car Park
This is the start and ending point for the day. Ryan and I will formally introduce ourselves and share with you the plan for the evening.
We'll begin the journey, diverging from Trassey track and slowing making the scenic walk up towards the summit of Slievenaglogh. We'll be stopping at a few different points of interest along the way.
We'll have reached our primary destination for the day which offers spectacular views towards Slieve Bearnagh and down into the Ben Crom valley. We'll be sharing stories of my experiences in the Mournes and then preparing you for sunset.
10pm - End of the Workshop
We begin the journey down, arriving back at Cecil Newman at approximately 11pm.
What Should I bring?
The Mournes generally have their own micro-climate making conditions sometimes unpredictable.
As a rule of thumb, prepare to over-dress rather than under-dress as even during a summer's day temperatures can quickly plummet on higher ground. You'll need a base layer (t-shirt, long or short sleeved), a mid-insulating layer (warm fleece) and an outer layer (hard or soft shell jacket) for protection from the elements. A waterproof layer is essential. Please also bring a head torch. Whilst it will still be bright as we begin walking down, closer to the finish it may become dark.
The paths we'll be leading you up are well defined, however the terrain is often rocky and uneven. With this in mind, bring appropriate footwear i.e. walking or hiking boots.
The less equipment and the lighter the backpack, the better. Typically I carry two lenses for my Fuji system: a 10-24 (for wide angle photography) and a 70-200 f4 (for zooming in). Whilst I do carry filters, these are not strictly necessary - I would recommend at minimum bringing a polarising filter. We'll explain the benefits of shooting with and without filters when we're on location with you.
Fitness level would be good for this workshop. We will be ascending up one of the summits of the Mournes, carrying camera gear. Although we will mostly be walking on paths, still the going can be uneven under foot. We will stop off on the way up for photo ops and rests, but still a decent level of fitness would be required.
The workshop is limited to 6 participants, on a first come first served basis. Payment of the workshop fee secures your place (subject to continued availability of places).
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