Thursday, 29 June 2017

Night Trip Up Mushera - Sunrise For The Solstice

 On a year of firsts we did another new one and that was a Night Climb Up Mushera to see the Sunrise for the Summer Solstice.
 We were hoping for a good sunrise like they got on Carrauntoohill a few years ago


A group of 7 did the night climb leaving Kanturk at 3.30am and arriving at the gates of Millstreet Country Park at about 4am . The weather that night was good enough but you still had to take things slowly but for even the time of the year even the bottom of Mushera was still very dry. The only thing we were progressing fairly quickly and had to take a break below the top as we did not want to be on top too early in the wind. We arrived at the top for about 5am but to our disappointment no sun came out for the sunrise. It really only just got brighter but off we went back to our daily work lives with a tale to tell.

 But still for most of us it was something new and different and one off the bucket list and will probably be added to the Annual Walk List.