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Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,   Summits in area: 3,   Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Ben Gorm, 700m
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Ben Gorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 700m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86244 65244 This summit has been logged as climbed by 223 members. Recently by: IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, IndyMan, Peter Walker, DaveMc, ericjones, rogers, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, Cathal-Kelly, mdoc1969
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Longitude: -9.718277, Latitude: 53.625019 , Easting: 86244, Northing: 265244 Prominence: 670m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486338 765284,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnGrm, 10 char: Ben Gorm
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

An Bhinn Ghorm is a mountain name which occurs 3 times in Co. Mayo. Ir. gorm is usually translated 'blue', but Breandán S. Mac Aodha suggests that 'iron-grey' is closer to the true meaning in such mountain names (MNIMA, 149). Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.   Ben Gorm is the highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 114th highest in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most southerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most easterly.

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If you follow Lynam’s Irish walks on this one yo .. by weedavie   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
Ben Gorm ("Blue Peak") is just the highest of the .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
From Ashleagh Falls one crosses long awkward gras .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
This picture was taken of Ben Gorm from across Ki .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
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rmilne on Ben Gorm, 2004
by rmilne  13 Oct 2004
I was comfortable all night in my bunk at the Delphi Adventure Centre, but I could hear the wind and rain howling out side. You are a sad hill bagger when you put your gore-tex on indoors and then walk out and up the hill. Crossed the bridge by the Centre and picked a dryish line across the low bogs Feet were soaked in about 3 minutes. I then went more or less straight up the hill. Very windy and heavy rain. The route was surprisingly good with lots of little rock spurs and crags to go around adding interest. Reached the ridge and the wind speed reached 40+mph, so used by GPS to lead me to the summit cairn (L86174 65239 B). 40mph wind driven rain, no view, even forgot to take a photo. 1 hour up, 1hr 45min rt. Totally soaked. But I should have done the hill the evening before after Mweelrea, since the summit was then clear, see photo of the NW end of Ben Gorm from the top of the Doo Lough. Next time I'll keep doing hills when the weather is clear, no matter how late in the day it is getting! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/1243/
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Access from the east .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
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