The Sun Valley & Other Destinations

If you want to stay in a luxury hotel northern ireland has no shortage of them. However, you should book a hotel at a unique destination, such as Sun Valley in Idaho, so you can do a bit of mountain climbing.

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Introducing Sun Valley

Sun Valley is located in Idaho and it is a popular resort destination. People flock to it because it is an all-season resort, which means anytime of the year is the perfect time to visit it. While there, you can go skiing, ice skating and snowboard. You also can dine, shop and take part in other recreational activities. Let's not forget to mention that the major attraction is Bald Mountain. In fact, it's fair to say that Bald Mountain is the highlight of the area.

Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain stands at an impressive 9,150 feet tall and its summit, Baldy, is one of the higher summits in the Idaho Smoky Mountains. There is a ski area called Bald Mountain Ski Area, but that is separate to Bald Mountain. There are hiking trails, cycling trails and there are campgrounds near the base of the mountain.

Bald Mountain Compared To The Mountains Of Northern Ireland

Bald Mountain is more than double the height of the tallest mountain in Northern Ireland. Slieve Donard stands at 2,789 feet high, while the second tallest mountain in Northern Ireland stands at 2,516 high. That mountain is Slieve Commedagh.

As for hiking, there's no shortage of mountains one can hike in Northern Ireland, and back-country hiking/camping tends to be more popular in Northern Ireland's mountainous regions than it is at Bald Mountain.

Tips & Advice About Mountain Climbing

It doesn't matter if you're going mountain climbing for a few hours or a few days, you want to bring certain equipment along. This includes navigation equipment such as a compass and a map, as well as clothing that is insulated, such as pants, jacket and gloves. Don't forget about first-aid kits and a homemade fire-starter kit, like a lighter, waterproof container and a fire starter. Climbing boots, a harness, some rope and and a pulley are must-have items too. Furthermore, you should bring an ice ax, if you plan on going to a mountain such as Bald Mountain, especially if it's during the winter months.

Some basic tips to keep in mind is to research the area you're going to be in. Buy the gear and equipment well-ahead of time and double-check your checklist to ensure you got everything. Also, you should get a bit of training, even if it's only for a week or two. Another basic tip is to take a short first-aid class because you never know when training will come in handy.

For those who don't have the chance to stay at Sun Valley should research luxury hotels in Northern Ireland. As previously mentioned, Northern Ireland has a number of mountains you can explore, and there are hotels that are located right near them. Wherever you decide to stay, make sure you keep the previously discussed tips in mind.