Last of the Summer BARF 2023

Last weekend BARF took to the Wicklow mountains for our 2nd annual end of summer trip for a spot of running, climbing, and craic. Torrential downpours and power cuts on the Friday night gave way to decent weather for the risk of the weekend and Paddy Mallon’s ode in the IMC hut guestbook sums it up!

Soon to be seen on the GCSE English curriculum under the pseudonym “Bard of BARF”
Running in Fraggle Fraughan Rock Glen
Paddy leading the group in a re-enactment of the Sound of Music
“Who are these strange smiling people?” thought Shirley
BARF semi-aquatic division
As the saying goes, when life gives you beer kegs, make a BBQ
The IMC provided a trusty shelter to protect from classic Irish summer BBQ weather
Rónán trying to remember how to climb at Acorn Buttress in Glendalough
BARF climbing division
Paddy Mallon practicing standing on point
SpongeBARF Squarepants, Andrew Tees (Irish mountain running champion, but 2nd most famous climber called A Tees), Rónán ‘insert something witty here’ D-K, and an Andrew the French sailor heading home

Many thanks to the IMC for the use of their hut. Until next year!