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Onzy: Track 2854 in area near Dromavally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ireland)
Dromavally from the South
Length: 4.4km, Creator time taken: 1h38m, Ascent: 403m,
Descent: 443m

Places: Start at Q61507 05668, Dromavally Mountain, end at Q61438 05403 274m S from Start
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Route to Dromavally Mountain starting (with permission) from a track beginning at Q614 053

Crazy wind meant that my intended route; the Brandon ridge south from Brandon itself to Gearhane, starting and finishing in Ballybrack, was not feasible - though I could have lived with being blown up Brandon by a westerly gale, the ridge itself, and particularly Brandon Peak, did not appeal.

Hence plan B; the wind was a little north of west, so I needed to find a hill with an approach roughly from the southeast. There are a few approaches to Dromavally, one from the southeast mentioned by Colin Murphy on the hill page starts at the track mentioned. The track heads northwards towards the col between Dromavally and Knocknakilton. Keeping Dromavally between me and the wind, I headed left off the track at about 270m in order to avoid the wind gusting through the col and climbed the grassy slope, ducking from side to side as the wind sheered around the slope, before emerging after a number of false tops, about 50 hard won metres from the cairn. I half-crawled and half-stumbled those last few metres, but hey-ho...another day, another hill.

Uploaded on: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 (20:48:52)
Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/2854/  
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