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This sickle shaped peak is, at 1,038 metres, Ireland’s highest mountain and the centre point of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Range. Not too difficult a summit, the main route passes up the north eastern face across a steep, scrambling stretch with a challenging loose stone ridge excitingly called Devil’s Ladder before attacking the peak from the north western side. Up the top someone has set an iron cross once decorated with flashing lights powered by as wind powered generator, which has sadly now been swiped. It’s considered so easy there is an annual race up and down the mountain, the record time being 1 hour, 11 minutes and 43 seconds, however the guide books recommend a more ambling six or seven hours are needed and stress that this is not a beginners hill. Mountain Rescue are called out several times a year to salvage the under prepared and over confident.

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