Ascent of Kippure on 2018-11-04

Climber: David Howells

Date:Sunday, November 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:2484 ft / 757 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kippure and Tonduff
I’m keeping these summaries short as I’m on a two month tour of Ireland and there’s a lot of hills to hike and therefore lots of entries.
All mapping used are view ranger digital OS 1:50 or 1:25. You will get the best results by uploading my wikiloc gpx giles into this mapping software.
This was two hikes done as one really with parking (5-6 cars) at the start of both routes namely around 4kms north of Sally Gap on the military road the R115. Kippure was to the left (NW) and Tonduff on the right (SE).
Kippure-a big hill with a huge mast on it along with a trig point. Easy...simply walk west on a tarmac road up a gradual hill for 3.5kms and turn round and come back.
7kms done in 1hr 20min with 282m of ascent. Views are nice but a tarmac road...oh well!
Tonduff-slightly smaller hill to the east. Follow the gpx trail, it’s pretty open country, quite boggy and tussocky with no indistinct trails. There’s a cairn on the top. Nice views here too.
6kms in 1hr 33min with 133m of height gain.
The afternoon was a decent workout...!
All statistics are taken from my Garmin watch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:781 ft / 238 m
    Grade/Class:Easy road hike
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:781 ft / 238 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Start Trailhead:1703 ft / 519 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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