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Onzy: Track 3393 in area near Cnoc Íochtair, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
Short Sharp Circuit in the Reeks
Length: 8.4km, Creator time taken: 3h22m, Ascent: 854m,
Descent: 737m

Places: Start at V77220 87130, Cnoc Íochtair, Skregmore, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann, Skregbeg, end at V77642 86953 458m E from Start
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Route over Cnoc Iochtair, Skregmore, Stumpa Barr na hAbhann and Skregbeg via the Hydro Road.

This route covers the start of the Coomloughra Circuit. While I had not intended to complete the entire circuit, I had half a mind to take in Beenkeragh and part of the ridge out to the Bones as I have not summitted the Bones before. I had then planned to return across the ridge and out to Skregbeg. However, there was heavy snow above 800m and this combined with a very strong wind scuppered this idiotic plan.

Accordingly I headed towards Skregbeg almost directly from Stumpa Barr na hAbhann. On the north shoulders of Stumpa and Skregmore, the snow descended as low as 600m which dictated a careful descent; once over Skregbeg I descended to the corner of the Hydro Road and thence to the car.

This route would be a great introduction to the Reeks; it has plenty of bite and achieves a reasonable height but can be easily completed in a morning.

Uploaded on: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 (10:36:54)
Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/track/3393/  
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