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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 220 members. Recently by: Caoilfionn, IndyMan, Peter Walker, DaveMc, ericjones, rogers, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, Cathal-Kelly, mdoc1969, Wilderness, David-Guenot, lennonr2
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Longitude: -9.720067, Latitude: 53.624805 , Easting: 86244, Northing: 265244 Prominence: 670m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486219 765263,   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 115th 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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Flattish Summit - highest point of the range .. by group   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
The sting in the tail........... .. by millsd1   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
A great evening climb of Ben Gorm, still on the s .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
I have tackled Ben Gorm from the south with the r .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Gorm in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Middle descent ridge
 
A super day out
by david bourke  28 Sep 2011
Climbed Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan on the 25th September 2011. Commenced at Killary and made ascent to the ridge via the double line of fences from the car park. Rather wet at start but once on the ridge it was a gentle pull up on to the summit on good terrain. Continued on to Ben Creggan. Got hit by a hail storm on the initial climb to the spot height 687 but by the time the main summit was reached the sun shone and with strong winds the wet gear soon dried out. Returned on to the summit cairn of Ben Gorm and descended the central ridge shown in picture. It was then a short descent off this ridge to cross the Lugayeran River and final return down over the long tussocky grass to the car park near the Ashely Falls. Started at 11am and finished at 5pm. It is a most rewarding climb and the views of Mweelrea, The Sheefrys,Devilsmothers, Maumstrasna are unrivaled. Ashley Briege Car park IL893 644 J Ben Gorm Cairn IL862 652 K. Ben Creggan Spot Height 687 IL858 660 L. Ben Creggan Summit Cairn IL857 666 M. Central Spur exit point IL883 657 N. Lugayeran River Crossing IL886 650 O Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/6534/
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Approaching from the south east .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
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