Sunday, 11 October 2015

Trip to Mangerton

Yesterday 7 of us went on climb up Mangerton, a mountain reached by going out the Muckross Rd. out of Killarney and turning left after Molly Darcy's Pub and then following the signs.
Mangerton is a relatively safe mountain to climb once you take the usual necessary precautions like checking the forecast and having the right gear & some food & water. The one thing I find handy if unsure is to go at a busy time like a Saturday or Sunday morning as if need be you can tow in with others or least there are others in the vicinity.
This Climb started off very foggy but after a while we seemed to be over the fog but yet still under the cloud but visibility was reasonably good but we were still waiting for the cloud to lift or blow away , but on this morning there was absolutely no breeze at all and it was virtually completely calm .
After a brief stop at the Punch Bowl we got to the top where it was very cloudy so much so we passed the turn off to go back down by over a 100 yards, Bad visibility and no breeze at the top so no point in taking the group photo.
Devil's Punchbowl
After slowly coming down to the Punch Bowl again the skies finally cleared and we got to take the group photo and a few nice snaps of the lake. From there down the day was beautiful with Torc & Purple finally coming into view with the lakes looking stunning so we headed home with the Welly down as the Rugby match was on.
Well done to the young lads 11yr old Liam Breen, our 3 13 year olds Niall Breen, Conan Crowley, Josh O'Connor and first timer up Mangerton Bernie Collins plus Chris Clery and myself - Padraig Breen

Group photo

Start Point/Car Park GPS coordinates: Lat: N 52.006735, Long: W -9.480363

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