Between Skregmore and Stumpa Barr na hAbhann, about to ascend the latter, with Beenkeragh rising behind.
I had come down from Skregmore on to the saddle between it and my next summit, Stumpa Barr na hAbhann. Stumpa Barr na hAbhann is 852 metres high; a big mountain in an Irish context, but it was an easy walk from here, there being little height to lose and gain again from Skregmore. Right up until I reached the summit, I was also well sheltered from the fierce wind that had been making itself felt at times.
The view across to Caher.
On the ascent, looking back to Skregmore and beyond to the Dingle Peninsula.
Approaching the summit cairn.
At the summit.
I was getting a good look at the next target – Beenkeragh.
Starting down from the summit, heading towards Beenkeragh, and passing a second cairn.
Stumpa Barr na hAbhann had been relatively easy for a big mountain, and my third of the day, so I was in good spirits as I prepared to ascend my fourth, Beenkeragh. It was especially pleasing as this was my second attempt at this route, having been denied by terrible weather earlier in the year. And, there would be the added bonus of Beenkeragh being the second highest mountain in Ireland at 1008 metres, and one of only three that are over 1000 metres.