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wicklore: Track 1396 in area near Cruach Mhór, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
Under the Big Gun Ridge
Length: 14.2km, Creator time taken: 8h 3m, Ascent: 1170m,
Descent: 1197m

Places: Start at V83613 87333, end at Start
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A slight variation of the route available elsewhere on MountainViews for the Eastern Reeks walk. It takes in 6 out of 14 of Irelands 3000 feet (915 metres) mountains, including the infamous Big Gun and the Big Gun Ridge. My route does not keep to crest of the ridge between Cruach Mhòr and The Big Gun, and between The Big Gun and Cnoc na Pèiste. Rather, it shows the route that is possible just below the ridge which might be more comfortable for those nervous of too much exposure. The route returns via the Zig Zags and joins the track below the Devils Ladder to return to Cronin's yard. A long walk that requires scrambling, and exposure in places. Absolutely amazing views on a clear day, especially across to Ireland's three highest mountains.

Uploaded on: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 (11:59:45)
Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/track/1396/  
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