Camping on Carran Summit, Ireland

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.

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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.

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View down the otherside of Carran.

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Glare of the sun.

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My tent in a dip out of the wind just off the summit.

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Soon to be sunset.

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Bugger! Here comes the mist. A total white out all night! Typical!

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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.

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When I had walked down to the first plateau some of the surrounding mountains started to come into view.

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Close up of the cottage and Patsy`s shed

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View out to the Macgillycuddy Reeks.

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Close up of the mountains peaking through the clouds.

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Some of the old farm buildings.

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View from the bottom of Patsy`s field at 8.30am. Cows still asleep. Mist gone! It`s gonna be a nice day!

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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!

Jo.

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