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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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/
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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)
 
The Big Gun taken from the col under Cruach Mhor .. by jackill   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
A light mist lifted from the Big Gun, and a dull .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Big Gun in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: A brief glimpse of Big Gun from Cruach Mhor
 
Scarier Than I'd Really Like
by Aidy  14 Jul 2015
The second summit on our traverse of the Eastern Reeks, and probably the most frightening mountain I've ever done. Looking at the ridge over to The Big Gun as we ascended Cruach Mhor, it seemed impossible. All our concentration was required for the last part of Cruach Mhor from Lough Cummeenapeasta, but that ridge was lurking in the back of our minds. Thankfully, when we actually set off we were able to see a way ahead, below the ridge, on the northern side. We dropped down a good way to avoid the steeper parts, actually by-passing the summit, before ascending to a point south west of the top. So far it had been easier than it had looked, and had never felt dangerous (apart from the danger of precariously poised rocks above us). Doubling back to reach the top was probably the scariest experience I've ever had on a mountain however, and I really wouldn't want to attempt anything worse or similar. The rocks were wet and slippery, it was windy, the ridge was narrow,steep and exposed, and visibilty was poor. I'm glad I bagged the Big Gun on this attempt as it would take perfect weather to make me consider it again! Don't let me put you off though: I'm a walker not a climber, not cut out for peaks like this, and there are people who just find it exciting. No photos from the top as it lashed with rain from Cruach Mhor all the way to Knocknapeasta, and I couldn't take the camera out without it being ruined. The clearest view we had was just before leaving Cruach Mhor. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/18189/
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here is a picture towards the big gun .. by collywog   (Show all for The Big Gun)
 
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