Photographer's Note

Looking south along the ridge towards Mount Brandon (952m). We followed the Dingle Way eastwards from Brandon Creek, then headed south from the saddle below Masatiompan. The hill in the clouds is one of two "false peaks" before Brandon itself. The altitude is roughly 850m. It was a strange feeling walking in and out of the clouds. They seemed to crawl up from the corries on the east face and then vanish into a general mist towards the west. Luckily, the peak was clear, and there was hardly any wind. On the top there's a cross, a cairn, ruins of an oratory, and an Ordnance Survey pillar. And spectacular views!
The classic route to Mount Brandon is apparantly from Faha above Cloghane but I can recommend the above mentioned route also. On the contrary, we went down the well-marked pilgrim's path to the carpark at Ballybrack which seemed more monotonous.
Recommended reading: I bought Chet Raymo's "Climbing Brandon" in a Dingle bookshop. It is not a guide to climbing the hill but a celebration of its cultural, historical and religious importance. I've only started reading but it looks promising!

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  • Copyright: Thomas Damm (thomasd) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 16] (29)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-09-06
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8.8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-19 12:57
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