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Sceilg Mhichíl Hill Great Skellig A name in English
(Ir. Sceilg Mhichíl [logainm.ie], 'rock of St. Michael') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83X Grid Reference: V24600 60600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 39 members. Recently by: IainT, chalky, mirnamirna, Dbosonnet, jcofarrell, gmpr40, scannerman, fingalscave, garrettd, Conor74, Sloane, harry66, cotopaxi, yambox, kipper
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Longitude: -10.541804, Latitude: 51.770775 , Easting: 24600, Northing: 60600 Prominence: 217m,   Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 424588 560664,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtSkl, 10 char: GrtSklg
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

The highest point on the island is known as Cró na Snáthaide, 'eye of the needle', and was visited by pilgrims who kissed a cross-inscribed slab overhanging the abyss. This fell into the sea at some time during the 19th century. As access to the summit is now forbidden to protect the site, a visit to the monastery will count as an ascent of this peak.   Sceilg Mhichíl is the 1355th highest summit in Ireland. Sceilg Mhichíl is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Iveragh NW area.

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I went to Skellig Michael a couple years ago befo .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
Awesome...just awesome... .. by Conor74   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
The summit experience... .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
Fabulous place. Go in summer when the puffins ar .. by cormacg   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
Reading comments about the boat to the Skellig Ro .. by wellaway   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sceilg Mhichíl in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Christ's saddle and final steps to the monastery - little skellig in background
Monks are not stupid - great piece of nature in the middle of the sea
by yambox  4 Aug 2011
We climbed this world heritage hill on June 13th 2011 -very sunny and hot day. Needless to say this site is world class and offers stunning views from all sides.
It is highly recommended to book your boat trip the day before, certainly when beautiful weather is announced. Only 15 boats a day are allowed to disembark some 150 people max in order to preserve the monk's site and the fragile ecosystem .
Climbing the monk's steps is not that difficult. On the Christ's saddle one should take right to the monastery. Going left up the south peak is prohibited but I couldn't resist it. Below picture is taken from the small saddle up left from Christ's saddle. You can see the north peak on which the monstery is built, and you have also a view on the bird's island (Little skellig)
Watch for puffins and other sea birds ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/6460/
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