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Mount Brandon Climb - July 2016

We were unfortunate with the weather. It was raining and a heavy mist. We climbed Mount Brandon which was a good challenge, particularly the last 100/150 meters, quite steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unfortunate with the weather. It was raining and a heavy mist. We climbed Mount Brandon which was a good challenge, particularly the last 100/150 meters, quite steep getting up and down. Due to rain and the heavy mist there was no view from the top. Very pleased to have climbed it!!! The website guide said it was a... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a sunny, clear day during our hike. Started in the An Fhaiche car park and wended up and up through sheep pastures at first, and then the upward part of the mountain. The hike up really got our blood pumping (not a bunch of gym nuts in our group :P ) but with stops... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most difficult part was the first section to the 2nd cross, I didn't think I could carry on. I was with a gang we all cheered one another on. It was challenging in parts, its not something you can really prepare for as the are various surfaces. Soft, boggy parts, shingle, mud, water, large rocks etc. It s spectacular... More 

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DUblin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We climbed Brandon from the west side (an baile breac). We parked and followed the white posts all the way to the top. There are 14 crosses to pass or stop at. No navigation skills required. I had 5 kids from 8 to 13 with me. No problem for them at all. It took less than 2 hours and we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were not part of the fortunate few who summit Mount Brandon on a clear day, but that didn't dampen our experience. We loved the challenging hike! (Even my Boulder, CO based brother who found the hike just as challenging as some he has been on near home). We saw people of all types/ages hike up the mountain, and it... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Well, waiting for good weather to do this hike would be crazy, so we set out on a day where the rain had backed off. It was definitely not ideal, but our schedule dictated that we had to do this now! We made our way through the sheep and pastures to the first Station of the Cross and set our... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Amazing hiking experience. The path is not crowded especially when you start around 2 p.m, which is perfect timing for Summer months. It takes around 2,5 hours to climb the mountain (slow pace with a few breaks). The peak area is absolutely breathtaking, just before reaching the top you'll be amazed by the majestic dark mountain walls and mini ponds... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Although the top of mount Brandon is quite often shrouded in mist / cloud it is still great for views on the way up Very "fresh" in mid April but still loved it

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

For trained hiker its about 1.5 hours to get up (and down) if you want to enjoy the surrounding nature and views plan more time in. ;) Great walk and straight forward, but challenging due to constant incline.

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Such a beautiful hike. Easy to find to start and a good trail to follow all the way. Small car park at the beginning, bring gear for all weathers it was warm and really cold! A good challenging climb but not too difficult if you are fit. Amazing scenery.

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