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David-Guenot: Track 3733 in area near Binn Bhán or Maolán, Twelve Bens (Ireland)
Benbrack loop
Length: 9.9km, Creator time taken: 3h25m, Ascent: 725m,
Descent: 716m

Places: Start at L75347 58214, Binn Bhán or Maolán, Benbrack, Cnoc Breac, end at Start
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Parked on the lay-by near the N59 bridge at Kylemore. Up the "little" Binn Bhan is a tough one and the conditions at the top were close to horrendous, but then it all got easier and I was able to celebrate my 300th Irish +500m summit on Benbrack. A rainy afternoon, so ended up wet to the bone, all the more after slipping knee-deep into a stream on the way back. Note that navigation was tricky due to the reduced visibility and due care was needed between Benbrack and Knockbrack, where I stuck to the ridgeline, contouring a crag from the S just before reaching the col. For safety reasons, I decided to retrace my steps to the latter on the way back from Knockbrack, and it proved to be a good idea as the descent from there, although slippery, was not as steep as I had expected. The stream I fell in is situated just W of Binn Bhan and does not offer many possibilities for crossing, especially with the rock getting extremely slippery when wet.

Uploaded on: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 (10:40:00)
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