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GSheehy: Track 4370 in area near Cruach Mhór, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
August Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club
Length: 21.8km, Creator time taken: 9h30m, Ascent: 1915m,
Descent: 1914m

Places: Start at V83642 87343, Cruach Mhór, The Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste, Maolán Buí, Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top, Cnoc an Chuillinn, Cnoc na Toinne, Carrauntoohil, Caher, Caher West Top, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann, Beenkeragh, Na Cnámha, end at Start
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The second Saturday in August brought the members of Na Sléibhte Hillwalking Club to Kerry.

The indicative route was proposed in an anti-clockwise direction but that's the thing about the tracks, they're indicative, and you can do with them what you like. If you prefer to get the Big Gun out of the way early in the day then that's your decision. There were a few members doing the ridge for the first time.
The forecast was good but the heat was going to be a major factor on the day. Five of us started earlier than the 08:00 normal walk start time and, as you can see from the video, that extra time was needed to record the footage. Huge credit to club member Darren for taking the drone up, doing the ridge for the first time and lugging it around for the day. Twitter link to video is here https://twitter.com/Darrenfrehill/status/1293462738962874369?s=20

I don't mind telling you that I was pretty sore for a few days after this route. The descents from Caher to Coumloughra Lough and down O'Shea's were tough on the quads. Oppressive heat like we had on Saturday also plays havoc with hydration/muscles.
At the end of the day, seven different routes were taken by the seventeen members that were out on the hills with five different descent finishes. It's just fantastic that so many members are turning up for these walks and, depending on form and fitness on the day, that they just do their own thing.

Uploaded on: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 (09:14:27)
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