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dmcdonag
2010-03-08 18:28:56
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Muckish
Whoever thought we'd get conditions like these in March? Tackled the Great Gully on Muckish on the 4th March 2010. Blue skies and excellent snow. I had attempted the miners track the previous Sunday but could only manage to get half way due to the deep snow. Anyway returned with renewed vigour (and a collegue) determined to reach the top on the Thursday. We chose the great gully, donned crampons and wielded ice-axes and headed onwards and upwards. The snow was deep to start which made progress slow but as we gained height it firmed up and we had to start kicking steps. It took us ages to reach the cornice at the top, because we kept stopping to marvel at the conditions, views etc. Tackling the cornice involved traversing right to the side where it thinned out. The texture of the snow changed just below the cornince, to a wetter sugarry snow which was a bit startling. Anyway we topped out into glorious sunshine and a sense of achievement and awe at what we had managed to do in March on an Irish mountain. After a bite to eat by the cross we attempted to descend by the miners track. The track was still covered in snow, hard to follow, and very precarious. Better judgement kicked in and we retreated to the longer western flank descent. All in all one of my best days on Mountain. more photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/donegal_daragh/
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