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Climbing Mt. Brandon

Brandon view The legs of this ice cream man are a bit sore today after climbing Mt. Brandon yesterday.

Mt. Brandon lake

After weeks of rain, we had a little window of opportunity and grabbed it. Five of us went up at the behest of a friend who is heading off to Australia to get married.

It was a sort of walking bachelor party, and what a place to do it. It’s a highly recommended climb on a clear (or relatively clear day), and it took us about 4 1/2 hours.

We took a taxi to the Brandon side, which is a prettier ascent and then descended on the Ballydavid side.

Finally, we piled into a pub for some well-deserved pints. What a great day!

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2 Responses to “Climbing Mt. Brandon”

  1. February 29th, 2008 at 5:59 am

    climbing says:

    It surely looks like a beautiful and scenic climb. What sort of equipments did you use when you climbed Mt Brandon? I’m just interested because I’m the type of climber who loves challenges. Is it a fair climb or do I have to bring with my all my gears and equipments. Thanks for featuring this though.

    – stephen

  2. February 29th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Kieran says:

    We did it with no equipment other than hiking boots, mobile phones, chocolate, and warm clothes. The latter because fog can roll in and it gets very cold at the top.

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