It's called Carrauntoohil and it is just over 1000m/3400ft tall. A small herd* of us took Sunday off and drove to Killarney, near where the mountain is located.
|The hobbits have "second breakfast" before departure.|
|"Crouching bank loan, hidden med student". Camera 1.|
So we waded through the marsh with high spirits and soggy footwear. Not exactly rain, more like an Irish mist covered us initially.
|Dry and happy!|
|My impersonation of an Irish explorer.|
As we ascended we got more and more into the clouds.
Well at least we knew which way was up!
|Wet and hungry.|
We eventually got to the top...and enjoyed a nice leisurely lunch while admiring the views. *cough*
And then the rain and wind really decided to remind us that at all times, Mother Nature is boss.
But as we descended the clouds began to lift and our efforts paid off.
Beautiful vista's opened up and the hammering on my knees became a little quieter.
Despite walking like a pirate with two wooden legs afterwards, and completely bog-destroying my sneaks it was well worth it to get a little air in my bones. I miss the mountains so much, it was a nice little re-acquaintance weekend.
*What is a gang of medical students called? A "mensa of med students"? A "herd of nerds"? A "gaggle of geeks"? A"swoop of stress-balls"?