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march-fixer: Track 4623 in area near Croaghanmoira North Top, Wicklow (Ireland)
Croaghanmoira and Ballinacor Summit Trek
Length: 10.2km, Creator time taken: 4h50m, Ascent: 466m,
Descent: 674m

Places: Start at T0878287563, Croaghanmoira North Top, Croaghanmoira, Ballinacor Mountain, end at T1015889253 2.2km NE from Start
Logged as completed by 1

This trek was completed in order to record the summit heights of Croaghanmoira North Top, Croaghanmoira and Ballinacor Mountain. As it had been snowlng we decided to park the car at the lower reaches and brought the 4x4 to the gap.
Wintery View
Cold view of Croaghanmoira North Top and beyond Croaghanmoira
It was blowing quite a gale from the west with dry snow on the ground. However, the large volume of rain over the past few days meant the ground underfoot was very saturated. We made our way directly to Croaghanmoira North Top and recorded the height. Next we dropped back to the col and again recorded the height. For the record, the prominence means that a new Arderin has been added to the list.
Croaghanmoira North Top from the track to Croaghanmoira
We then made our way to Croaghanmoira top with a strong gale pushing us into the mountain. Conditions at the top were difficult as the only shelter is provided by the thin trig pillar. Keeping the Trimble device from being blown over required imagination using a bulky rucksack.
Difficult to take height measurements in the freezing gale!
The col with Ballinacor Mountain was next for measurement and then on up to Ballinacor Mountain itself. As it is quite flat and nondescript up there, we decided to measure at the small cairn of stones. We then decided to head back as fast as possible since the weather was closing in fast. This required us to drop down into the valley and head up for the gap near Fananierin. Then it was then just straight down to the car.

Uploaded on: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 (18:00:03)
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