Epic walks

Walking the Commeragh

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The Gap and Knockanaffrin, Commeragh Mountains, May 16th 2014

May 16th 2014. Walked from Kilclooney Wood to Boola. Across Coumshinagaun, Knockanaffrin (Conc an Aifrinn) , Knocksheegowna, Shauneenbreaga. Warm and sunny for the most part, some light cloud cover and haze in the afternoon, excellent visibility throughout. This was the first time I walked in Comeragh when the ground was not wet, I have seen another face of the Comeragh, great walk.  Distance: 15K  Duration: 7.5 hours  Height gain: 1,010m  Max height: 792m

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Walking the Nephin Beg Range, County Mayo

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Nephin Beg and Slieve Carr, Nephin Beg Range, September 6th 2013

September 5th & 6th 2013. Walked from Bangor to Newport. Across Slieve Corr, Nephin Beg, Glennamong, Curraunnobinnia, Ben Gorm. Warm mostly dry, a few showers, very light winds. Bivvied out on the NE slope of Glennamong, a good night for stars. Spectacular scenery and hard walking. Rucsac weight was about 13k, still felt it during ascent to Nephin Beg. Distance: 42K  Duration: 17 hours (walking)  Height gain: 2,620m  Max height: 721m

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