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Ascent of Carrauntoohil on 2018-08-21

Climber: Grant Schoepper

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Carrauntoohil
    Location:Ireland
    Elevation:3409 ft / 1039 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice weather starting out. Could not see the top though so expected the weather not to be great at top. Really nice hike/climb. Claire joined me for the first ~1.5 miles then turned back. After that trail got a little more challenging. Uneven rocks, water crossings, etc.
Really cool scramble up a gully. Small creek running through it also. Some rocks were slippery from the creek. Made great time up through the scramble part. Once to the top of the scramble I was in the clouds. Wind really started picking up and little visibility. Just before reaching the peak had to put on rain jacket over the t-shirt I was wearing as the wind and moisture in the air was cooling me down quickly.
Not much of a view at top. As I started down wind really picked up, strong enough to make walking a little tough at times.
Decent went well, made good time down. Weather was better once getting to the bottom of the scramble area.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Nice down below but low clouds and very windy at top
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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