Saturday, May 17, 2014
5/18/14 Day 122 Climbing Carrauntoohil
Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, at 1,038 meters and a corresponding 3,405 feet the climb was shorter than expected, but steep and the scenery in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks exceptionally beautiful. We lucked out on a mostly clear day while exploring the Killarney National Park, but the wind in our faces was mighty fierce and almost cause enough to turn back, but a continual improvement on the already fascinating view as we ascended the hillside, made turning back a nonexistent option. Facing Northwest towards the Kerry peninsula we could spy 9 different lakes dipping in and out of the limestone crags and just beyond the lakes the sandy inlet and even more hills opposite of that.