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An Bheann Mhór Mountain (Ir. An Bheann Mhór [TH], 'the big peak') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 674.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V59358 68348 This summit has been logged as climbed by 60 members. Recently by: IainT, melohara, PeakPaul, JohnAshton, Geo, jimgraham, liz50, wicklore, jlk, oldsoldier, Cobhclimber, three5four0, shaunkelly, simoburn, frankmc04
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Longitude: -10.04178, Latitude: 51.850179 , Easting: 59358, Northing: 68349 Prominence: 289.68m,   Isolation: 0.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 459339 568412,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AnBhnM, 10 char: AnBhnMhór
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Previously L. Iskanamacteery Mtn in MV.   An Bheann Mhór is the 153rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bheann Mhór in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: An Bheann Mhór summit
 
Peter Walker on An Bheann Mhór, 2008
by Peter Walker  16 Dec 2008
Following the fence west from Beann na Stiocairí arrival on An Bheann Mhór is borderline inevitable: the shallowness of the depression between the two renders the final section barely worthy of the word 'climb'. And on arrival at the trig column the view becomes a fabulous 360 degrees of mountain walls and loughs, land and sea...one of the very best I've ever seen. It was late afternoon when I arrived on An Bheann Mhór, and the low winter sun fighting successfully through the occasional rainclouds rendered me in acute danger of benightment as I tried desperately to take it all in with the camera. The attached pic is a totally self-indulgent self-portrait looking south: the other picture is taken from the descending ridge to the west, bound for the final top of Glanbeg (descent details included under that peak's entry). The aforementioned ridge is steep and rocky in places but should be totally straightforward under normal conditions: under snow, it required a bit of concentration. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/148/comment/3480/
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skyehigh on An Bheann Mhór, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
A route (the Maughernane circuit) recommended by Joss Lynam combines the tops of Coomcallee with those of L Iskanamacteery Mtn. For the benefit of any who follow this route, this picture shows that a direct descent to the north from the final peak (the one on the right)would be steep but practicable. However, it is slippery when wet, and the recommended descent is to descend the west ridge part way before descending the slope to the road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/148/comment/1745/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bheann Mhór in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The north face from Lough Namona
 
skyehigh on An Bheann Mhór, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
It is clear from the map that this top must be an exceptionally fine viewpoint, and I look forward to another member posting a view soon! I ascended it in cloud by following the fence that runs along the ridge from the east. The fence bifurcates just short of point 672. The right (north) fork follows relatively firm ground, and leads to another east-west fence. The summit is quickly attained after a short descent and reascent. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/148/comment/1744/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bheann Mhór in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beara bathed in evening light
Dogs - Beware of the Eagles
by Colin Murphy  20 Nov 2012
For main ascent, see comment for Beann na Stiocairí, from where it is a short hike about 600m to the west to reach the rounded summit of An Bheann Mhór (which means literally 'The Big Peak' and not as someone recently suggested to me, 'The Big Woman'), which is marked by a trig pillar. Eagles soared overhead for the duration of the walk to the top and had a chat along the way with a friendly local sheep farmer who informed me that he only took the larger of his sheep dogs up there as he was afraid the eagles would snatch the smaller ones. (See comment on Beann na Stiocairí for pic of eagle) As I returned in the evening light towards Beann na Stiocairí to begin my descent, the tip of the Beara peninsula was suddenly lit up by shafts of light, making for a beautiful end to a rewarding day. The land poking out into the Atlantic on the right is Dursey Island. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/148/comment/14884/
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Picture: An Bheann Mhor
 
eric on An Bheann Mhór, 2006
by eric  12 Jun 2006
Looking west towards Lough Currane & Ballinskelligs Bay Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/148/comment/2401/
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Picture: L.Iskanamacteery Mtn
eric on An Bheann Mhór, 2006
by eric  18 May 2006
L.Iskanamacteery Mtn & L.Iskanamacteery East Top are both visible in this photograph which was taken from Mullaghbeg Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/148/comment/2351/
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