There were two routes today. Seven members took the Grade 3 option, and climbed Bennaunemore and Crohane at a spanking pace, while twelve members just climbed Crohane itself at a far more leisurely pace (Grade 1/ 2). In spite of early rain, and intermittent cloud during the day, both groups enjoyed superb views – the Cappagh Glen, Lough Guitane, Lakes of Killarney and the north Kerry plains. There was a biting wind on the ridge, however, which encouraged speed for the Grade 3s. The other group had a great day of reading the landscape, observing features and finding them on the map, while the reappearance of cloud gave ample opportunity for taking compass bearings and checking positions on GPS. The two groups met later and compared notes over refreshments.
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