|Name of walk||Camping on Carran Summit, Ireland|
|Date of walk||2007-08-08|
Our cottage at Knockanuha is 800ft up Carran. We often take a walk up, but it is pathless and not that easy.
It was a nice day so I decided that I would climb up Carran (2000ft) and spend a solitary night in my tent. I set off in the evening sunshine. Set up camp and then sat on the summit cairn and waited for the sunset. I wish I had bought a book! Luckily I had my MP3 player.
View down the otherside of Carran.
Glare of the sun.
My tent in a dip out of the wind just off the summit.
Soon to be sunset.
Bugger! Here comes the mist. A total white out all night! Typical!
The night was a bit windy, but okay. The only problem was when he wind rattled the tent the condensation caused by the mist would be dislodged and I`d get a cold shower! The morning view of the stunning vista! The sunrise was invisible so I hung around on the summit until about half seven in the hope of it clearing, but then gave up.
When I had walked down to the first plateau some of the surrounding mountains started to come into view.
Close up of the cottage and Patsy`s shed
View out to the Macgillycuddy Reeks.
Close up of the mountains peaking through the clouds.
Some of the old farm buildings.
View from the bottom of Patsy`s field at 8.30am. Cows still asleep. Mist gone! It`s gonna be a nice day!
View back up to a mist free Carran....Typical!
There was actually disbelief from many of the local farmers that I`d done this. They thought it would be too scarey up there for a woman on her own. Pah!