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The Macgillycuddy's Reeks
are the highest and most extensive mountains in Ireland.
By the standards of many
other countrys' mountains they are not very high.
They are, however, rugged
and convoluted. Relatively little effort is required to attain the
numerous summits and ridges around Sneem.
The views with which
one is rewarded are out of all proportion to the energy expended.
Vistas change radically
over short distances. In the space of a day's hiking one feels one has
had a week's worth of visual reward.
WARNING: The Reeks are wild, steep and
unfrequented in places. Although they are small mountains, they have
claimed more than their share of human lives. - A bright day can turn
to mist right down to sea level and in winter temperatures can drop
quickly with atmospheric pressure changes. In winter searching time is
curtailed by very short days and the nights are long and cold. MOBILE PHONES WORK WELL IN MANY AREAS
Solo hiking off-trail is
Especially in winter
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