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The Big Gun Mountain An Gunna Mór A name in Irish
also Lackagarrin, Foilnabreachaun an extra name in English
(Ir. An Gunna Mór [TH], 'the big gun') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 939m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84069 84500 This summit has been logged as climbed by 386 members. Recently by: Helenha, oldpragmatist, wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, Philhanson, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jcincork, eugeneryan959, maike, conormcbandon
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.688792, Latitude: 52.000944 , Easting: 84069, Northing: 84500 Prominence: 74m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484044 584559,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThBgGn, 10 char: ThBgGn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

This peak is at the S end of the arete connecting it to Cruach Mhór.   The Big Gun is the 10th highest summit in Ireland.

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The easy way up, but still difficult. .. by group   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
I started at 6.30am from the parking lot on the w .. by dewhelan   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Big Gun in area MacGillycuddy
 
jackill on The Big Gun, 2008
by jackill  15 Sep 2008
The Big Gun taken from the col under Cruach Mhor with Cnoc na Peiste in the background on the right. If you've got the nerve go over the top or as close to it as you can manage (which will be scrambling rather than hill-walking)-really the only other option is to drop down about 150 meters on the north side and try to find the track across to the col before Cnoc na Peiste, you will have to go down below the blocks of rock sweeping down the sides.We could see no other obvious route across. The Big Gun is absolutely the most challenging climb I have done in Ireland - we crossed in calm weather during a dry August afternoon - if you were to attempt it in more difficult weather/wind I think harnesses/ropes etc. would be needed. When ever you attempt it a good head for heights and good route finding skills will be needed. - Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/1149/
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A light mist lifted from the Big Gun, and a dull .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
Scarier Than I'd Really Like .. by Aidy   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
here is a picture towards the big gun .. by collywog   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
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