Saturday, May 17, 2014

5/18/14 Day 122 Climbing Carrauntoohil

Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, at 1,038 meters and a corresponding 3,405 feet the climb was shorter than expected, but steep and the scenery in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks exceptionally beautiful. We lucked out on a mostly clear day while exploring the Killarney National Park, but the wind in our faces was mighty fierce and almost cause enough to turn back, but a continual improvement on the already fascinating view as we ascended the hillside, made turning back a nonexistent option. Facing Northwest towards the Kerry peninsula we could spy 9 different lakes dipping in and out of the limestone crags and just beyond the lakes the sandy inlet and even more hills opposite of that. 

You can see the white sands of the inlet past the lakes

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