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Onzy: Track 2941 in area near Corcóg, Maamturks (Ireland)
Southern Section of the Maamturks
Length: 15.0km, Creator time taken: 4h49m, Ascent: 951m,
Descent: 976m

Places: Start at L9213247033, Corcóg, Cruiscín, Mullach Glas, Binn Mhór soir barr, Binn Mhór NE Top, Binn Mhór, Binn Mhór siar barr, end at L9143646781 740m W from Start
Logged as completed by 2

Route taking in Corcog, Cruiscin, Mullach Glas and Binn Mhor, as well as two potential new tops, Binn Mhor West Top (Binn Ramhar) and its east top.

My challenge here was how to take in this section of the Maamturks with only one car. The usual route is to ascend from the east and descend to the west at Maumeen, leaving about 12k of road walk, unless you have two cars. I posted looking for advice about ascents and descents of this section from the south and received little useful other than advice from Simon to go and try it! I finally did and this track is the result.

Parking with permission at the end of the tarmac around V921 470 and using the track that heads east from there, the route then ascends the Shaunnaunfeola spur of Corcog, takes the usual route over the tops, but does not descend to Maumeen. From the top of Binn Ramhar (pt 596), there is a spur that descends steeply south with a touch of west. Once down this it is a matter of rejoining the road and about 1k of tarmac to the car,

Both ascent and descent are perfectly feasible though the usual care should be taken, and could be done in either direction - indeed if redoing the route I would probably reverse it as the spur off Binn Ramhar is steeper than that off Corcog.

Uploaded on: Wed, 13 May 2015 (17:46:49)
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