How to decide if you’re up for hiking Slieve League (because obviously you’re thinking about it)

Yesterday I hiked Slieve League, a.k.a. Sliabh Liag, a.k.a. some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe (located in County Donegal in Northwest Ireland). They’re three times higher than the more famous Cliffs of Moher, for those keeping score, and when you reach the top, you’re standing at the edge of a nearly 2,000-foot sheer drop to the North Atlantic. To get there, you have to drive on remote, single-track, casually-sign-posted Irish roads for several hours, and then hike for several more. In other words, this is 100% my jam. Off the beaten track? Check. Spectacular? Check. Challenging? Check. Kinda hipster, as in “I skipped the tourist attraction and went to the REAL thing instead”? Check.
BUT is it something you’d like, too? Here’s a little 10-question multiple-choice questionnaire I put together to help you decide, now that I know all the things firsthand.

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