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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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jimgraham on The Big Gun, 2008
by jimgraham  5 May 2008
Walked this route west to east on 28-04-08, no one else up there on what turned out to be a nice day, fortunately. Was glad at times that no-one was watching my more cautious moments, on all fives and turning back to find a more acceptable route. There were times when I thought - what am I doing here? But overall was a good day, if heart stopping at times. Anyone thinking of walking this ridge should at least try to pick a dry and fairly still day! Spectacular ridge definitely, and as Dillon says "hard", but if you want to bag all the 900m tops no choice. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/3086/
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