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fingalscave: Track 2025 in area near Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)
Another half of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe (with a knife edge arete!).
Length: 15.7km, Creator time taken: 6h21m, Ascent: 1008m,
Descent: 1004m

Places: Start at V62457 86769, Teeromoyle Mountain, Mullaghnarakill, Been Hill, Beenmore, Drung Hill, end at V62188 86999 353m NW from Start
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This route of some of the north western peaks of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe complements Simon3's recent posting of a south eastern half. It starts by ascending Keamconneragh or Teeromoyle Tooth which was my initial draw to this area.
This was day one of a Kerry weekend for my walking group, and noting Simon3's comment about the arete linking Keamconneragh to the main horseshoe, I'm glad to say that none of our party had any difficulties. It's a magnificent place. It should be said though that we had perfect weather when we crossed it. Things might have been different had it been wet and windy. Indeed on our second day, a route up Brandon by the Paternoster lakes and continuing on to Gearhane, a few people found the Gearhane ridge very daunting in what was a wet and windy day. Just as well we hadn't gone up via the Faha ridge, the sloping slap might have been a bridge too far in the conditions!

Teeromoyle mountain wasn't a natural part of our clockwise loop, so as the only peak bagger in the group, I took a brisk detour to include this 760m top while the group continued leisurely down to the col before Mullaghnarakill. The weather deteriorated around this point, dense mist and drizzle, so the group had to stay together. Occasional brief glimpses of the awesome drops down to Coomaglaslaw and Coomnacronia lakes followed. Very obligingly, everyone agreed to the extension out to Been hill. This was pure peak bagging as there was no visibility and the small pile of stones that constitute the cairn are underwhelming!

The final steep descent from Drung hill brought us out below the cloud eventually. Some wet and tussocky terrain on this descent.

Uploaded on: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 (20:11:36)
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