Bristi Sea stack film

Bristi Sea Stack


   Sea Stack climbing in Western Donegal is the most adventurous commercially available activity in Ireland and Bristi Stack as featured in the film above is just one of over 60 stacks found along the Donegal coast.
   In this short film climbing guide Iain Miller and visiting American Climber Eric Roden make a late afternoon ascent of the little known Bristi Sea Stack found in The Rosses area of western Donegal. Eric was on a weeks holiday in Donegal and this ascent was the last thing he did before a return drive to Dublin Airport that night. We originally intended to try and climb the stack in the morning but sea conditions and the mid morning high tide meant a last afternoon ascent was the prefered option.
   Climbing this stack involves a short sea passage through a collection of baby stacks, it is open to south west to west sea motion and is prone to very big seas. The route we took to the summit is a groove system on the seaward face of the stack and off course with an abseil return off the stacks summit to sea level.
   This activity is open to everyone and no previous rock climbing experience is necessary.
   The film was shot and edited by Paul Doherty of

Sea Stack Climbing IrelandStanding on the summit of Bristi Stack   (pic: Aidan Mc Ginley)

Donegal Sea Stack
‚ÄčEvening light on the Maghary coast

Maghery coast
Just before a thunderstorm arrives on Maghery coast

Bristi Sea Stack
Standing between the legs of Bristi Stack


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