An Irish mountaineer has enabled us all to experience the stunning views from the top of Cnoc na Mara off the coast of Donegal.
Thrill seeker Iain Miller climbed to the summit of the magnificent sea stack, all with a camera mounted on his helmet to capture the stunning views.
Miller is a highly skilled and experienced climber and regularly takes tourists and adventurers on climbs around the Donegal coast.
He decided to film a video of himself climbing to the top of the ancient rocks, and the views from the top are breathtaking.
Miller’s video begins with a sight of t Cnoc na Mara from the mainland before he sets out on the 2km paddle in his boat.
The video is cleverly filmed as Miller frequently pauses to take in all the scenery around him, so that we can enjoy it from the comfort of our own homes.
He then begins his ascent of the 150m stack, with a pause a third of the way up to show us the views.
It is at this point that the video gets a bit scary as Miller looks down to see how far above the sea he is.
He overcomes the Neptune Crux at 80m, the most difficult and dangerous part of the route, before carefully striding 60m along the peak ridge to the final climb.
The views from the top are frightening as Miller repeatedly glances down to see how high above sea level he had reached.
The final few metres certainly don’t look easy but Miller uses his expertise and nerve to reach the top.
And the view is absolutely stunning, well worth all that hard work, thanks Iain Miller.
Take a look for yourself below.
Iain is a fully qualified mountain instructor, and is vastly experienced and knowledgable of the numerous peaks around Donegal. Please do not attempt to climb any dangerous ascents without expert help. You can learn more about Iain Miller and his climbing tours at www.uniqueascent.ie.
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