Climbing Carrauntoohil

Im not the best at stringing sentences together so here is a little write-up of mine and @Cadab’s climb of Carrauntoohil, County Kerry, Ireland.

An early start on a cold November friday saw us heading to Leeds Bradford Airport to catch our cheap Ryanair flight to Dublin. We arrived in Dublin around 7.30 and had collected our hire car by 8.00.

Once we had picked up some supplies from a local Tesco (water, fruit, sandwiches and treats) and then a quick McDonalds breakfast we embarked on our 4 hour, 207 mile (333 km) drive to Carrauntoohil.

Climbing Carrauntoohil

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Snowdon: What we did

The second highest peak in the UK. The highest peak in Wales and England.

Snowdon stands at a proud 3,560 ft (1,085 meters) above sea level. On average 360,000 people summit Snowdon every year!

On the 17th of October we wanted to add 2 more people onto the total.

Snowdon Route MapThere are numerous ways to attack the summit depending on your conditions and what suits you most. Visit Snowdon is full of information regarding the mountain and providing information regarding routes and weather updates.

Our route started at Pen-Y Pass and up Pyg Track. This is the express route as we started the climb at 12:30pm and we didn’t want to get stranded when the sun went down. The climb started fairly easy which was a surprise for us both with some slight inclines, then a nice flat plain with a few more inclines. It was only the latter part of the climb where it started to become difficult with us doing more climbing and the odd bit of scrambling.
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