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simon3
2012-10-01 09:12:33
"Victorious summiteer on bouldery top." from simon3 Expand pics
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Perching rock, worthy summits - a question?
On a trip to the Derryveaghs in Donegal you will come across a boulder strewn plain on top of Saggartnadooish E Top. Unlike many summits the rocks are sitting on the ground not embedded in bog. Just as the ice left them 12000 years ago no doubt.

What we didn't know until we measured it was that this boulder of around 2.5m is actually the top by about 1m, not the cairn with the walkers beside it in the background.

Now, the question is this, other than Saggartnadooish the bigger attendant of Saggartnadooish E, where else are there summits where the actual top is a perching boulder? That is a boulder sitting on the surface not significantly embedded into the underlying ground. And if there are others, how many have anything like the size of this one?

Can we also commend Liz50 pictured at the top of the new found summit. Shortly before she had become leader of the ladies summiteers league, that paragon of genteel competition.
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