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  • Location: Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Co Dublin, Ireland
    Hello Kippure, how high is this Mountain and the road which you go up on?

    That mountain is around 750m asl (awaiting it's snow tonight no doubt). The road is one of many small roads in the mountains - the roads generally rise to 500m - 850m asl in the county in the middle of the hills. To get to the top you have to walk a bit. Hope that helps. :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Wicklow

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  • Location: Eden Valley, Cumbria
  • Location: Eden Valley, Cumbria
    That mountain is around 750m asl (awaiting it's snow tonight no doubt). The road is one of many small roads in the mountains - the roads generally rise to 500m - 850m asl in the county in the middle of the hills. To get to the top you have to walk a bit. Hope that helps. :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Wicklow

    I think someone needs to have a word with the Irish tourist board, why havn't I seen more of this area, looks bang up my street. If there are roads at 850m that would make them comfortably 200m higher than any road in Britain, surely not worth the effort keeping it open in winter!

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  • Location: Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Co Dublin, Ireland
    I think someone needs to have a word with the Irish tourist board, why havn't I seen more of this area, looks bang up my street. If there are roads at 850m that would make them comfortably 200m higher than any road in Britain, surely not worth the effort keeping it open in winter!

    Id say there would be higher roads in Britain alright - Scotland maybe?.. however Dublin is right on the doorstep of the mountains and thus every winter - no fail - people get stranded - some have to be rescued. As Kippure will tell you it can be extremely inhospitable esspecially on the 'military' roads which are the roads through the range. The county has a very different winter climate to Dublin not because the mountains are high but because it is high level for a long distance. It is a very beautiful place though. Highly recommend visiting esspecially this time of year. :)

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  • Location: Eden Valley, Cumbria
  • Location: Eden Valley, Cumbria
    Id say there would be higher roads in Britain alright - Scotland maybe?.. however Dublin is right on the doorstep of the mountains and thus every winter - no fail - people get stranded - some have to be rescued. As Kippure will tell you it can be extremely inhospitable esspecially on the 'military' roads which are the roads through the range. The county has a very different winter climate to Dublin not because the mountains are high but because it is high level for a long distance. It is a very beautiful place though. Highly recommend visiting esspecially this time of year. :)

    The highest road in Britain is the Cairnwell Pass, at the top of which is the Glenshee Ski centre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairnwell_Pass

    The only other I can think of that would get near 850m is the private road to the radar station on top of Great Dun Fell in Cumbria.

    Might be worth a trip to Wicklow if I can catch a special offer on the Ferry!

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  • Location: Canada
  • Location: Canada
    Very nice pics Kippure. How was the drive itself?

    Sundog and myself went up this morning. The roads were prue white with ice, there,ll be a video later on, of the day. Had near miss towords roundwood, Ice about inch thick, went flying straight on but regained control. The roads around wicklow were very bad in general but thawed were the sun got at them. Any roads in the shade are still very dangerous. :)

    Hello Kippure, how high is this Mountain and the road which you go up on?

    Heres a quick link for you on the area,,

    http://mountainviews.ie/mv/index.php?mtnindex=73

    and my photo collection of winter conditions

    http://kippure.piczo.com/?cr=3&rfm=y

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