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MacGillicuddy Reeks

MacGillicuddy Reeks


Postby mountainsofscotland » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:51 am

Date walked: 20/07/2015

Time taken: 9.1

Distance: 16.4 km

Ascent: 1800m

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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:26 pm

Great round that, by the looks of it, and one of the best descriptions of seen of the 'reeks.
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby malky_c » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:22 pm

A really good report :D . There's so many good hills in Ireland that it's hard to know where to start. This seems as good a place as any.

This blog has lots of interesting routes and photos in it, which will probably make you want to go back again. Some interestingly hair-raising photos of a route on the east face of Caruntoohil on this particular entry:
http://howlingmist.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ ... mZK4MF0kHM
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby mountainsofscotland » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:33 pm

malky_c wrote:A really good report :D . There's so many good hills in Ireland that it's hard to know where to start. This seems as good a place as any.

This blog has lots of interesting routes and photos in it, which will probably make you want to go back again. Some interestingly hair-raising photos of a route on the east face of Caruntoohil on this particular entry:
http://howlingmist.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ ... mZK4MF0kHM


Thanks for the link Malky.
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:55 pm

Excellent report and pics :clap: :clap: :clap: And very embarassing for me - I'd never even heard of the these mountains :oops: And really, I'd no idea that there were good hills in Ireland at all...
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The route looks really good, and the scramble/climb on MalkyC's link looks absolutely brilliant :D .

For when I retire, perhaps.
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby ancancha » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:40 pm

Thanks for the education.
I've been to Ireland several times, but never new they had such fine mountains :shock:
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:42 pm

Excellent TR MoS,but where has foggieclimber gone
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby trailmasher » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:56 pm

Great report and photos and a great advertisement for the Irish hills :clap: :clap: . Well done you on a great walk.
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby simon-b » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:02 pm

Quite magnificent. Mountain, glen and lough scenery right up there with the very best on the British and Irish Isles. An excellent route, MoS.
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby dav2930 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:34 pm

A real eye-opener! I've only ever seen a few tantalizing photos of these mountains before and I've always wanted to know more about them, so it was a real treat to read such a brilliant report with so many great pics! The Reeks look really quite spectacular. Thanks to your TR I am now seriously considering spending a holiday in Ireland! :D
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby mountainsofscotland » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:05 pm

Thanks all. Plenty good hills in Ireland. The MacGillicuddy Reeks are great. Brandon Mountain is outstanding and the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland are pretty-good too.
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby Phil the Hill » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm

Good to see a report on the Reeks. I did pretty much this route back in 1993 and had forgotten how good the scrambling was.

Agreed Brandon Mountain is outstanding too. I've done it twice and it's one of my favourite mountains in the British Isles - even though I always seem to lose the path and end up wandering about down in the corrie. The last time I went up it was as a warm up for the Fisherfield Forest the following week. Those were the days :)
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby thefallwalker » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:14 pm

Well done on a great achievement and also an excellent account and pictures! Sounds like something I may be able to do once i get a bit more experience
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby gaffr » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:21 pm

As Foggie has said this is a fine day out in the hills. We had good weather for this traverse ...in poor weather probably not so straightforward. We had a lift to the start as per the post here by folks who were headed to the Pass of Dunloe area for the day. We met up with them at an eclectic restaurant cum bar at Dunloe at the end of the day complete with a mixture of tourists, hillfolks and the folks who take visitors through Dunloe with Pony and trap. A very merry end of the day as you would expect in Ireland. :)
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Re: MacGillicuddy Reeks

Postby litljortindan » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:21 pm

Thanks for sharing. Would like to at least do a bit of this one day.
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