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Slieve Mish Area
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Baurtregaum Mountain Barr Trí gCom A name in Irish
(Ir. Barr Trí gCom [OSI], 'top of three hollows') Kerry County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 851m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q74986 07665 This summit has been logged as climbed by 150 members. Recently by: dodser, bryanmccabe, oldsoldier, gallybander, MichaelO, cianolaoithe, dreilly, Bridie-Hills, mFrank, hivisibility, denistreacy, sparow, kamelot, Colin Murphy, Aongus
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Longitude: -9.829475, Latitude: 52.207048 Prominence: 643m,   Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 474963 607719,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brtrgm, 10 char: Brtrgm

The three hollows in questions are probably the valleys of Derrymore, Derryquay and Curraheen, which cut into the sides of the mountain.   Baurtregaum is the highest mountain in the Slieve Mish area and the 17th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Baurtregaum in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Baurtrigaum and Derrymore Glen
 
An immense dome
Short Summary created by scapania  19 Oct 2010 Turn off the N86 about 200m west of Derrymore bridge at Q741 111 (Point A), up the narrow road until the road swings around to the left, with a cottage and a track on the right, where there is parking for a couple of cars. Head up the track, over a stile onto the open mountain and across the Dingle way. Follow a faint path to the right of the gorge of the Derrymore River, until you reach the second of three lakes high in the glen. Go right from here to a flat area around Fionn MacCool's Table, then pick a line diagonally left up through bands of rock and across the slope to reach the col with Caherconree. Head left from the col up broad, rocky slopes, until the broad summit is reached.

From here, it is possible to head north, over point 819m and down the shoulder known as Scragg. However, this, like most of the spurs on the north side of the Slieve Mish, involves a long, steep, descent over dense heather, rocks and tussocks of Molinia grass, so is very unpleasant.
Point A: Q741 111

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Baurtregaum in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Take care on a windy day
by wicklore  23 Aug 2012 This view, taken from Gearhane, shows Baurtregaum with Derrymore Lough below. When approaching Baurtregaum from Caherconree there is a narrow spur to descend before reaching the col and point 706m at Q74200 07400 (Point B). In good conditions this spur is fine - it is grassy and easy to manage, However there are steep slopes to either side so in windy weather care would be needed to ensure the brief descent goes smoothly. Baurtregaum is crowned by a trig pillar with several stone wind shelters built nearby - there must enough shelters to protect from wind approaching from every point of the compass!

Baurtregaum NW is the pimple at the end of the slope to the left, while Baurtregaum NE rises above the slope leading to the NW Top.
Point B: Q74200 07400
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Picture: Shelters on Baurtregaum
 
by simon3  14 Nov 2005 David Herman [Hill Walkers Kerry] says of this summit "..Baurtregaum, Caherconree's plain and dumpy sister." and yes, the summit is flattish. However there are good views and the low shelters shown in the photo.
Probably its main appeal is in its valleys and ridges. Of valleys there are three to the north and one to the south. Between the valleys some great ridges for walking. Two of these contain other substantial summits such as Baurtregaum NW and Baurtregaum NE. The prominent and distinctively named Scragg, directly north, doesn't rise to a top. It all amounts to a lot of high ground, a point noted by Robert Lloyd Praeger [The Way That I Went] "Were it not eclipsed by the loftier and wilder mountains to the westward, Slieve Mish would rank as a very fine group of hills."

The summit in the distance is Baurtregaum NE; if you reach it and keep going you come to a further 600m peak: Baurtregaum Far NE.
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Slieve Mish Loop
by Vivianphilips1  2 Jul 2011 Started oppsite the entrance to Derrymore .Parked by a cottage at the top of the road and followed the path to the Dingle way . From there we headed up the northside of Gearhane followed the ridge to the top .and on to Caherconree.Once on Caherconree just follow the ridge to the east to the summit of Baurtregaum. From there there is excellent views all over north Kerry to the north and the Reeks to the south. on the return to the car via Baurtregaum ne top and nwtop and back to the car via Derrymore Glen . For the loop give yourself 4.5 hours
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Caherconree and Bautregaum
by Singo  2 Jan 2011 On 01/01/11 using David Herman's Hill Walkers Kerry, I took the hike up Caherconree and Baurtregaum. For anyone using the book please note at the very start you walk up to the end of the path, through a gate bearing a sign in relation to mountain safety. There is no need to climb over the "second gate on the left" that he mentions.

This is a really nice hike up the Derrymore River. Unfortunately on the day both summits were shrouded in mist. But it was obvious on the way up that on a clear day the views would be spectacular. From Scragg we continued north, descending through heather, to pick up the Dingle Way. As Herman says this is tiring and monotonous but the views were good. This is definitely a hike worth coming back to do again.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Baurtregaum in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: The Little People?
Small wonder
by Colin Murphy  4 Jun 2013 My friend in pic appears to have spotted a Lilliputian dwelling on the summit of Baurtregaum.
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