Six members climbed in the driving rain up the eastern slopes of Cnoc an Bhráca to the plateau.  At this point, bravery notwithstanding, it was clear that the plateau – always damp – had turned into a quagmire and future progress was questionable.  One member took the sensible option and turned for home; the rest plodded stubbornly and wetly onwards and upwards for a while before cutting their losses and returning via Strickeen Mt (440m).  According to the leader, everyone was extremely “drowned”, so hot drinks and a warm fire afterwards were very welcome.