|The view East|
|The Big Gun|
I soon set off for Cnock na Peiste. On the was you pass over An Garbh and drop steeply to a col above Lough Googh. It was a joy to be out on a day such as this and everywhere you looked there were views to savour. My knees were aching a bit but not enough to to cause me to think about shortening the route. The ridge of the eastern Reeks is at over 3000ft for most of the way until you drop down from Cnoc na Cuillan and climb Cnoc na Toinne. After this you drop again to the top of the Devils Ladder. The following 1000ft of a slog to the summit of Carrauntoohil is a pain and its here that the relative solitude of the Eastern Reeks is left behind. There is nothing for it but to put the head down and keep on going and it eventually passes. The reward is well worth the effort and to stand on the highest point in Ireland on a day such as this is a real treat. However I still had a fair ways to go so I didn't linger too long and set off for Benkeeragh.
|The 300mtr slog to the summit of Carrauntoohil|
|Always inspiring Caher|
|Carrauntoohil from Benkeeragh|
|Towards Mount Brandon|