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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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weedavie on Ben Gorm, 2003
by weedavie  24 Jul 2003
If you follow Lynam’s Irish walks on this one you stand a chance of missing the summit, falling over a huge buttress, missing the best fun on the mountain and traversing a swamp that makes the Dead Marshes look like the turf at Hampden Park. It tells you the cairn doesn’t mark the summit but doesn’t tell you where the summit is (200 metres W, there’s now a cairn). It tells you that you need to be accurate in navigating off but gives you no clues. (the centre ridge is about 700 metres E from the lower cairn.) It omits to mention a good sized minor summit on the way to Ben Creggan (only a couple of hundred feet and it’s obvious on the map but I was careless so I got disappointed.) But worst is the recommendation to go down the ridge and cross the swamp. Returning to Ben Gorm and going down the centre ridge (wonderful, narrow but not steep as described) you can look on the horrors of the swamp. You can also note the very steep reascent to the ridge. The swamp route is described as 300 feet more than the Ben Gorm only route. The truth is nearer 1000 feet (much the same as returning to Ben Gorm). This was a great day out in spite of regular downpours and I do appreciate this is a small aberration in a book which has given me a lot of fun and information. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/586/
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