Monday, May 30, 2011

Iveragh Walk

The amazing Atlantic Sunset!

The ridge between Beonn and Finneragh

The massive bulk of Mangerton looms ahead

Spreading out over the North Cork and Kerry skyline like a dinosaurs backbone is the Iveragh Ridge. It is part of a much larger ridge system which extends from the Knockmealdowns to the majestic Skellig Islands. To walk this ridge would take a couple of weeks. Not having the luxury of that time scale, Brian and Myself opted to start from Millstreet and walk from there south to Caherdaniel. This would involve over 60 miles of hiking and over 6000 metres ascent. To accomplish such a feat one needed good fitness and navigational skills, but most importantly a sick sense of humour!

Photos: Brian McDonnell.

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