19 December 2010

Most Snow Ever On Carrauntoohil

Yesterday, Saturday 18th December, was the most snow I've ever seen on Carrauntoohil and the MacGillycuddy Reeks. It was soft powder snow, unfrozen and unconsolidated, so it made for a long day, with pleasantly sore legs the following day!

Approaching Carrauntoohil through Hag's Glen.
O Shea's Gully visible on the right of the summit.

Ascending towards First Level, roped together for security.

First Level, with Hag's Glen in the background.

Incredibly thick and soft powder snow, at least a foot deep.

Climbing from First Level to Second Level.

Nearing Carrauntoohil's summit, having climbed O Shea's Gully.

Summit cross in sight!

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