Ireland: Hill walkers in difficulty on Lugnaquillia Mountain aided by Dublin/ Wicklow & Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Teams – 290313 1845z

(Photo: tcm.ie) Lugnaquilla Mountain 925-metre (3,035 ft)

Members of the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team (@DWMRT on twitter) and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team responded to the 2 hill walkers who had difficulty on Lugnaquillia Mountain (Leinsters highest) due to sheer ice conditions on steep ground.

(Photo: Dublin Wicklow MR Team) Callout 35: Art’s Lough, Lugnaquillia Mountain

The party of 2 were located at Art’s Lough by mountain rescue and were walked off the mountain safely where they were transported by mountain rescue landrovers.

“Lug as it is popularly known is Ireland’s highest summit outside Kerry. The large summit cairn and trig pillar sit on a fairly flat dryish top with views better distant than near, often surrounded by people and sadly, litter. There are several ways up and some serious hazards particularly in bad weather so map, navigational gear and skill are essential.” – http://mountainviews.ie

Arts lough (tageo.com)
Alternates names : Loch Airt
UTM : PU77
Geographical coordinates in decimal degrees (WGS84)
Latitude : 52.975
Longitude : -6.428
Geographical coordinates in degrees minutes seconds (WGS84)
Latitude : 52 58′ 31”
Longitude : -6 25′ 42”

Earlier in the day (11:54hrs ) An Garda Siochana tasked mountain rescue to 2 English tourists who had become stuck in their 4×4 vehicle around the Kippure Mast area of the Military Road. Members of the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team responded and treated the driver for a medical condition whilst a snow plough cleared the road.

(Photo: Dublin Wicklow MR Team) Callout 34: Military Road

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