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What an absolutely stupendous period of weather we have just had and nice timing too! On Saturday we guided a group of 3 Dublin lads to the summit of Ireland’s highest on a day of beautiful blistering sunshine, light warm breezes and faultless cloudless skies.


Spectacular days like this one are all to rare at any time of the year never mind getting one in March but Saint Patrick’s weekend it was and the luck of the Irish was with us for sure.

 
 
 
The lads turned up a little late to Cronin’s and a tad worst for wear also to tell the truth after a wild night sampling the lively pubs of Killarney but this didn’t slow them down or hold them back by any means and we had some great banter & craic as we climbed to the top of Ireland’s highest via the Devil’s Ladder.





The views from the top on such a stunning clear day were truly awe-inspiring and mind blowing and after a relaxing lunch break we again shouldered our light packs and descended by the outstanding Heavenly Gates track which leads across the steep and extremely airy North face of Corrán Tuathail itself before winding and meandering its way back to terra-firma and the valley floor. Leisurely made our way out the Hags Glen and finished a mighty day out guiding a great bunch of lads with coffees and cakes in Cronin’s tea-room!!!!

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Later that very same evening I was back up the Hags Glen on a rescue with the MRT and here’s a stunning full moon pic I was lucky to get on my way out.

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Sunday was another extremely busy day for us as not only did we have John guiding a group of 9 first timers to the top of Corrán Tuathail but we were also responsible for the Marshalling, First Aid and Safety of the spectacular mountain stage of the fantastic St Paddy’s weekend Killarney Adventure Race

 

 
The whole event passed off without incident and an absolutely wonderful morning was spent nestled in the wild and rugged depths of the stunning Black Valley and Cummeenduff Glen surrounded on all sides by the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains.
 
What a special place!!!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A truly superb event and really great to be involved once again.
Congrats and a MASSIVE well done to all participants, sponsors, supporters, to all the marshals, to Ollie and Catriona and ALL the crew at Elite Events and to each and everyone who contributed to making it yet another memorable and hugely exciting day.