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MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry

Coomloughra, MacGillycuddys Reeks, County Kerry

Coomloughra, MacGillycuddys Reeks, County Kerry

After the Challenge was cut short recently we collected some shots from previous walks in the Reeks to show what we missed.

Tomies Mountain, Purple Mountain, Struicín, Cnoc d’Tarbh, Cnoc an Bhráca, Cruach Bheag, Bhruach Mhór, Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste, Maolán Buí. Cnoc na Chuillin, Eisc Chaillí, Cnoc Toinne, Corrán Tuathail (Carrauntoohil), Cathair na Féinne (Caher), Binn Chaorach (Beenkeragh), Screig Mhór (Skregmore)

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Hillwalking on Dingle Peninsula (Corcha Duibhne), County Kerry

Brandon Mountain, Dingle Peninsula (Corcha Duibhne), County Kerry

Brandon Mountain, Dingle Peninsula (Corcha Duibhne), County Kerry

After our recent walk from Brandon Point to Connor Hill we share this collection from other walks in that place.

Brandon Head, Sauce Creek, Masatiompan, Piaras Mór, Brandon Mountain, Brandon Peak, Ballysitteragh, Macha na gCab (Beenabrack), An Bhinn Dubh, Connor Hill, Sliabh Mhaca Ré (Slievanea), an Cnapán Mór, Cruach Sceirde (Croaghskearda), Stradbally Mountain, Binn os Gaoith (Beenoskee), an Com Bán, Beenbo, Cathais Conraoí (Caherconre, Barr Trí gCom (Baurtregaum), Castle Hill,  An Cnoc Breac (Glanbrack Mountain)

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Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge 2015

MacGillicuddy Reeks from Cronin's Yard

MacGillicuddy Reeks from Cronin’s Yard

July 11th 2015: Started walking 06:00. Rain started up around 10:00 and continued for the day. Wind became Strong as the morning progressed, rising to gale force approaching mid-day. I turned back at Cruach Bheag at 12:30 and headed down along Stroicín. Walkers were turned off the Big Gun shortly thereafter. A challenging and memorable day on the hills.

Route Summary: Tomies Mountain – Purple Mountain – Cnoc d’Tarbh – Cnoc na Bhráca – Cruach Bheag – Cnoc na Bhráca – Cnoc d’Trabh – Stroicín – Contour west to Cronins Yard.

Distance: 15K    Duration: 10 hours    Height gain: 1,630 m    Max height: 832 m

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Walking the Brandon Ridge, Dingle Peninsula (Corcha Duibhne), County Kerry

Hillwalking at Brandon Mountain, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

Hillwalking at Brandon Mountain, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

July 4th 2015: Walked from Brandon Point to Connor pass across the hills, epic walk, suoor day

Route Summary:  Brandon Point – Masatiompan – Piaras Mór – Brandon Mountain – Brandon Peak – Gearhane (An Géaran) – Mullaghveal – Ballysitteragh – Beenabrack – An Binn Dubh – Conor Hill

Distance: 23K    Duration: 10 hours    Height gain: 1,640 m    Max height: 952 m

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Lugnaquilla Challenge – end of another 4 Peaks Challenge

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Lugnaquilla, 4 Peaks Challenge, June 14th 2015

June 14th 2015: Last day of another 4 Peaks Challenge we supported, additional walkers joined us for the final peak

Route Summary: Lugnaquilla via Camarahill

Distance: 12K    Duration: 5 hours    Height gain: 700 m    Max height: 925 m

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4 Peaks Challenge – Summit the highest peak in each Province

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Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains, May 29th 2015

May 29th-30th-31st 2015: Supporting a company raising funds for charity

Route Summary: Slieve Donard, Lugnaquilla, Carrauntoohil (very inclement weather stopped us at 500m ), Mweelrea

Distance: 41K    Duration: 20 hours (walking)    Height gain: 2,775 m    Max height: 925 m

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Preparing for 4 Peaks at Camaderry, Glendalough

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Camaderry, Glendalough, County Wicklow, May 23rd 2015

May 23rd 2015: Escorted 6 who are preparing for 4 Peaks Challenge.

Route summary: Derrybawn, Turlough Hill, Glenealo Valley, Miners Village,Visitors Car Park.

Great walk, teriffic weather, lovely people.

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Castle Hill, Slieve Mish

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Castle Hill, Slieve Mish, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, May 20th 2015

May 20th 2015: Castle Hill, Slieve Mish Mountains, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

Route Summary: Fybagh School  – Castle Hill – Fybagh School

Distance: 8K    Duration: 3 hours    Height gain: 580 m    Max height: 600 m

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Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scotland

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Ben Nevis, Scotland, May 9th 2015

May 9th 2015: Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scotland

Route Summary: Altnafeidh – Devil’s Staircase – Stob Mhic Mhartúin – Srón Garbh – An Bodach – Meall Dearg – Aonach Éagach – Stob Coire Leith – Sgorr nam Fiannaidh – Glencoe

Distance: 14K    Duration: 10.5 hours    Height gain: 1,000 m    Max height: 967 m

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