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Slieve Binnian North Top Mountain For origin of name, see Slieve Binnian. Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31694 24518 This summit has been logged as climbed by 404 members. Recently by: theredyin, IainT, markwallace, Lauranna, Kiwitrekker, daithileonard, GoldCircle, feargalf, rleahy, daftgrandad, clacon, hivisibility, DelStewart, eryri, tommccarthy
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Longitude: -5.98511, Latitude: 54.152863 , Easting: 331694, Northing: 324518 Prominence: 53m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 731611 824527,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv678, 10 char: SlvBnnNrth
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Slieve Binnian North Top is the 146th highest summit in Ireland.

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Climb it because it is there ! .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Binnian North Top)
The North Top of Binnian is easiest approached by .. by Alex92   (Show all for Slieve Binnian North Top)
This is one of the most reliable views in the Mou .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Binnian North Top)
Slieve Bearnagh and Ben Crom Reservoir as viewed .. by GWPR   (Show all for Slieve Binnian North Top)
tsunami on Slieve Binnian North Top, 2004
by tsunami  7 Aug 2004
Climbed Binnian for first time today. Going on the advice from Bleck Cra (again) left from Carrick Little car park and followed the wall to the summit. Although a fairly sunny day in Newry and Kilkeel there was a blanket of cloud covering the summit and it was clear that this would not be a great day for views or photos.
Sure enough about half way up visibilty was down to about ten yards, so being on my first attempt I stuck close to the wall and continued up. When you aren't 100% sure of your exact position in the cloud it is quite eery to see the massive granite Tors suddenly appear only metres from you through the mist - but a welcome sight none the less.
Spent a while wandering around, over and between the Tors through the cloud before walking north along the ridge towards the Black Castles - visability still zero. On reaching the North Top the cloud began to vanish and people began to appear in their dozens walking in the opposite direction to myself. Although they were getting the clear day at the top I will always believe the route up the wall is the better because it hides these magnificent views from you until you reach the top and you can enjoy them for the entirety of your descent.
So, pity about the initial cloud cover, but today proved that Binnian can be magnificent even in the cloud - as if she was hiding a secret from me! Something I will not be shown until beckoned to return the next time. I can't wait! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/145/comment/1061/
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Had a sun baked few hours in the Mournes today. S .. by fergal meath   (Show all for Slieve Binnian North Top)
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