Cruach Mhor, Co. Kerry

Cruach Mhor, Co. Kerry
Cruach Mhór is, in my opinion, the most beautiful of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountains in Ireland. While Carrauntoohil may be the tallest, nothing compares to the pinnacle of Cruach Mhór for sheer presence. The pointed object on the summit is actually a grotto built by a local man who hauled the cement, water and all other building materials up from the base of the mountain on his own back. A true demonstration of faith and resolve. The statue of Mary within is often smashed by the winter gales, but is replaced by climbers in the spring. This image was made on a changeable day where the clouds were swirling around the high peaks. From across Lough Leane I could see the summit being occasionally revealed and really enjoyed the mood of the scene. My favourite image was this one, made with a 200mm lens to really isolate the mountain.

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Cruach Mhór is, in my opinion, the most beautiful of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountains in Ireland. While Carrauntoohil may be the tallest, nothing compares to the pinnacle of Cruach Mhór for sheer presence. The pointed object on the summit is actually a grotto built by a local man who hauled the cement, water and all other building materials up from the base of the mountain on his own back. A true demonstration of faith and resolve. The statue of Mary within is often smashed by the winter gales, but is replaced by climbers in the spring. This image was made on a changeable day where the clouds were swirling around the high peaks. From across Lough Leane I could see the summit being occasionally revealed and really enjoyed the mood of the scene. My favourite image was this one, made with a 200mm lens to really isolate the mountain.

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I run trips within Ireland and abroad. Past destinations include Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard and the Faroe Islands.