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jackill
2011-01-22 12:14:30
Coumloughra
Dessie, still flying I see.
Have a look at walk 99 on this website which describes the anticlockwise route and the start points. I'd advise to be aiming for a start around 9am to avoid problems with parking, as pazapas has mentioned the parking on the roadside is limited, no more than 5-6 cars.
Clear weather and light winds help enormously especially decending from Carrauntoohil to the top of O'Sheas Gully and more importantly crossing the tooth to Beenakeragh. There is huge potential to get into trouble here if you are unwise in route choice, try to follow the directions on walk 99. Also descend from Cnoc Iochtair on the left (lakes) side of the mountain.
Knowing your speed 4-5 hours will probably do you , by the way rumours of a scavvy on this route in early April, watch this space.
Keep on rocking.
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