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Bascadh Mountain (Ir. Bascadh [TH], 'mutilation' or 'severe wounding') Kerry County, in Arderin List

Height: 595m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V82387 76582 This summit has been logged as climbed by 43 members. Recently by: millsd1, dmc, hugh_oc, simoburn, suiladoir, kmicheal, Onzy, thomas_g, acorn, bryanmccabe, vecnyhlad, hdg, Cobhclimber, trekker, dave-beowoulf
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Longitude: -9.710502, Latitude: 51.929445 , Easting: 82387, Northing: 76582 Prominence: 110m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 482366 576641,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bscdh, 10 char: Bascadh

Also known as Boughil West Top.   Bascadh is the 286th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/284/
COMMENTS for Bascadh 1 of 1
Access track gives an ok ascent to start over rough ground
Short Summary created by jackill  30 Jul 2012
Park at a little layby at V 80532 77882 A, room for 3 or 4 cars . Walked up the road
a short distance to V 80608 78026 B cross the sheep wire and head up the mountain on a rough track to another fence.
Cross this fence and head towards Lough Fadda and Lough Beg. After crossing the boulder field at Graignagower, head up a track that has been carved out on the mountainside, it seems to originate in Scarteen to the south.This track varies in quality but leads to about 410 meters.
From here the summit is reached by following a fence that tracks the edge of some rough rocky cliffs.At a fence junction cross the fence infrony of you and turn east for a short walk to the small summit cairn Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/284/comment/5044/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bascadh in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Bascadh from Knocklomena
 
jackill on Bascadh, 2007
by jackill  19 Feb 2007
Bascadh, a cloudy and damp winters morning in early January.
I parked at a little layby at V 80532 77882 . I pulled on my winter woolies and walked up the road
a short distance to V 80608 78026 where I hopped the sheep wire and struck up the mountain on a rough track to another fence I crossed tnis fence and then followed it all the way to Knocklomenas summit. To the west over Lough Brin ,Mullaghanattin ,dark and brooding , to the east Bascadh beckoned. I descended the steep slope towards Lough Fadda and Lough Beg and all the while wondered at the perfectly rounded sandstone outcrops sculpted by the retreating glacial ice so long ago. After crossing the boulder field at Graignagower , I headed up a track that has been carved out on the mountainside, it seems to originate in Scarteen to the south.This track varies in quality but leads to about 410 meters . From there it was up to ths summit following a fence that tracks the edge of some rough rocky cliffs. I reached a fence junction and from there it was a short but very windy walk to the small summit cairn.
I didn't linger as the wind was now lashing me with horizontal hailstones!
Back down the same way and an exhausting struggle across 1 km of bog to meet the main road.
11 kms and 860 meters climbing. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/284/comment/2620/
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Easy Access from the East
by thomas_g  5 Oct 2013
There is a sheep fence which runs all the way from Boughil via Cnoc na gCapall which makes for a handy handrail regardless of the weather. The ascent of Bascadh from the east looks worse than it is, but care is still required when it's wet. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/284/comment/15214/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bascadh in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Bascadh looking splendidly rocky
Rocky Road
by Onzy  22 Nov 2013
The third of the hills in the typical round west of Moll's Gap, Bascadh seems a little undistinguished until you are under it. From there its profile is more pronounced and 'mountainlike'.

Note the fence showing the way up. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/284/comment/15263/
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