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Brandon North Top Mountain For origin of name, see Brandon. Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 895.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46109 12541 This summit has been logged as climbed by 267 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, theredyin, IainT, rleahy, Martinpeak, thomas_g, GoldCircle, tommccarthy, gav, eros, Peter Walker, PeteBog, thebigyin, DaveMc, frankmc04
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Longitude: -10.253787, Latitude: 52.243534 , Easting: 46109, Northing: 112541 Prominence: 23.31m,   Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 446093 612594,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndNr, 10 char: BrndnNrthT
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

Climbers who follow the Faha Ridge and stick to the crest will eventually emerge on the summit ridge near the grassy top of this peak. In clear conditions it commands a spectacular view of the Faha Ridge.   Brandon North Top is the second highest mountain in the Brandon Group area and the 15th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon North Top in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Brandon N Top from the Faha Ridge
 
A corrected summit position
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill,  17 Mar 2016
The most scenic route to the summit of Brandon North, the Pilgrim's path, starts at the carpark under the Faha Grotto( Q493 119 A) on the hillside overlooking Cloghane. There is room for 8-10 cars.

Walk up the clear path past the grotto and on until you cross over a wire fence. At this point you will be near the crest of the ridge. Continue on the well marked lower path which will lead you around into the valley under the Faha ridge overlooking the Paternoster lakes.

At the top of this valley ,cross the stream, you will see a rocky, eroded, track leading up at the left-hand side, onto the col from where you turn right and walk approx 750 mtrs to the summit of Brandon.
The summit was surveyed in 2012 and it was determined the highest point is at the coordinates given here and not at spot height 891 as marked on the 1:50000 OS map. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/4775/
 
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skyehigh on Brandon North Top, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
I strayed to the right of the broad ridge ascending Brandon East Top from Faha to view the Owannafeana valley and Brandon North Top. My main objective in doing this was to assess a possible descent route. I intended to follow the main ridge north to Masatiompan, from which I could either descend east (a very roundabout route to Faha) or rescend the north top and return through the corrie (also fairly demanding). However, my study revealed that a descent from point Q463134 B to the Owannafeana river, following that down and finally recrossing the Faha ridge low down should present no difficulties. It didn't, apart from a few wet areas. Finally, I tried to make use of grassy ramps to cross the ridge too soon: it is best to stay low until there are no more rock bands, and you should then attain the ridge directly above Faha. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/1756/
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jackill on Brandon North Top, 2004
by jackill  21 Aug 2004
Picture of Brandon North Top (right of photo) with point 809m (left of photo) looking out onto Brandon Bay - if you're climbing Mount Brandon from Cloghane and up behind Locha Coim an Cnoic take a few minutes (10) and a short detour to climb this peak , its well worth the effort for the views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/1100/
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GWPR on Brandon North Top, 2002
by GWPR  11 Dec 2002
Spectacular walk along the ridge above Coimin na gCnamh. When the mist rolls back to reveal the ridge it's a memorable scene! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/242/
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skyehigh on Brandon North Top, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
The secluded An Loch Dubh, nestling below the northern cliffs of Brandon North Top, passed (and admired) on a descent from Pierasmore to the Owannafeana river. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/1757/
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Picture: Inspecting the top of the ridge
Traversing the Brandon Group to the Dingle Way
by three5four0  30 Aug 2011
On our way to Piaras Mor, we could resist inspecting the top of this ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/6500/
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