Ascent of Bran Scultair on 2018-10-13

Climber: David Howells

Date:Saturday, October 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bran Scultair
    Elevation:1654 ft / 504 m

Ascent Trip Report

White Mountain and Bran Scultair, Kilkenny, Ireland.
I’m keeping these summaries short as I’m on a two month tour of Ireland and there’s a lot of hills to hike and therefore lots of entries.
All mapping used are view ranger digital OS 1:50 or 1:25. You will get the best results by uploading my wikiloc gpx giles into this mapping software.
Basically this route starts in the small village of Drummond. Both hills are two indistinct unclassified hills on Peakbagger. It was such a bad weather day with storm Hannah that I just wanted to get out for a walk. Just follow the gpx track out of the village south east and turn north towards Ballynalour past the ‘piano gallery’ (it’s marked on the map). You will turn off right shortly into a forestry track. Follow this..with a few turns here and there..uphill for around 5kms. You will come to some tv/radio masts and on the left is the trig point for Bran Scultair. Behind the masts there is a track you follow to white mtn two hundred meters further on. There is a small stone on a rock there...presto! Turn round and head home.
All in all 15.5kms in 3hr 25mins with 470m of ascent in the pouring rain!

For fuller details, photographs and other parking information of these walks and others see my blog or wikiloc account.
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My blog - mountain nomad
My wikiloc - David Howells
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1565 ft / 477 m
    Grade/Class:Easy hike
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
All day rain
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1565 ft / 477 m
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.4 km
    Start Trailhead:89 ft / 27 m
    Time:3 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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