This is a photo from the archives. It was 2am on New Year’s morning when I was convinced to make the climb to the top of Donard mountain five hours later. Reluctantly I clambered my way to the top of what is Northern Ireland’s highest mountain at 2795 feet. This photo was taken at about 8am on New Year’s morning 2005 as we embarked on our journey into the mournes. The view was stunning and despite numerous promises but I haven’t made it back since.