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Mothaillín Mountain (Ir. Mothaillín [OSI - 1:25,000], 'little tufted hill') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 506m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V85246 80506 This summit has been logged as climbed by 24 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, hivisibility, Wilderness, eoghancarton, Colin Murphy, CaptainVertigo, chalky, ciarraioch, mountainmike, dmc, simoburn, mirec82, omurchu, Cobhclimber, madfrankie
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.670341, Latitude: 51.965309 , Easting: 85246, Northing: 80506 Prominence: 92m,   Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 485220 580566,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mthlín, 10 char: Mothaillín
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Mothaillín is the 549th highest summit in Ireland. Mothaillín is the second most northerly summit in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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Untracked hard ascents for superb views. .. by group   (Show all for Mothaillín)
Summit area as seen from Crossderry. .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Mothaillín)
Fabulous views to the west from the summit. .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Mothaillín)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mothaillín in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tip Toe through the Rhododendrons
Carnivorous Plants Abound
by CaptainVertigo  27 Aug 2015
I had decided to go up Mothaillin from the north as part of a longer route. Map study indicated that any approach across Eskwacruttia was likely to be on steep rocky ground, and therefore my plan was to leave the road circa V8478781612 E and head east for Derrygarriv somewhere around V8588581547 F. I would then head straight to the summit across gentle slopes before continuing to Stumpa along the gradually rising ridge.
Unfortunately, all my preparations went out the window as I made my way east along the road south of Cummeenduff Lake in the pre dawn gloom. I could see the the faint silhouette of the mountain and the gobdaw in me couldn't resist taking a "short cut" by leaving the road at about V8426081440 G and ascending towards V8460080590 H. The idea was to get up there, descend into the col and reach Mothaillin. It would be easy, I thought.
Take a look at the picture I have uploaded. Even in daylight you may feel that the furry green foliage is mere grass surrounding the easily avoided rock buttresses. Wrong! The green stuff is made up of the most dense rhododendron foliage known to man. I fought my way through this jungle with the greatest of difficulty. To make matters worse, I was soaked to the skin by the wet leaves even though the sky was clear. In places I had to crawl on my hands and knees. Getting up little rock buttress was a nightmare. The result:by the time I reached the small prominence by the col to Mothaillin, I was exhausted.
I try to organise routes that permit a gentle start to a day's walking. This allows the body to adjust to the exercise, and develop rythym. I cannot emphasise enough how debilitating my crazy ascent proved to be. It meant that I was forced to abandon part of my planned subsequent route for the day several hours later. It was a high price to pay for my impatience to begin the ascent of Mothaillin.
Mothaillin is surrounded by such giants that no one pays much heed to it. As I write in August 2015 only 19 MV members have logged the peak. It's hard to believe. Just look at simon3's photos. The views are of the highest order. It's a mountain that's well worth doing, but please let me know if my original plan would have worked. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/442/comment/18271/
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One way of reaching the summit is to start from t .. by simon3   (Show all for Mothaillín)
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