It was a tough climb, especially from the point where you cross the Glen River up to the Mourne Wall. Walking up the wall to the summit is not too bad. I happened to pick the warmest day of the year to date which did not help. On the summit there was a light breeze which was very acceptable.
The scenery is quite splendid, although the heat produced a slight haze, even so the Isle of Man was visible. The following photo was taken at the saddle between Donard and Commedagh on the other side of the Mourne Wall.
This image is taken about a third of the way up Slieve Commedagh, looking down the Mourne Wall and towards Slieve Donard.
Activation from the summit, in total 17 QSOs on 2m FM and SSB.
And then the long descent, Newcastle in the distance…