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Bencorrbeg Mountain Binn an Choire Bhig A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Choire Bhig [OSI], 'peak of the little corrie') Galway County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 577m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81650 53297 This summit has been logged as climbed by 126 members. Recently by: IainT, Caoilfionn, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, peter1, Rory87, DenisMc, eoghancarton, seamaspeineas, simoburn, chalky, kakamaka17, CharlieFox, Wilderness
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Longitude: -9.784938, Latitude: 53.516483 , Easting: 81650, Northing: 253297 Prominence: 42m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 481626 753316,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bncrbg, 10 char: Bencorrbeg
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The Carrot Ridge (Meacan Buí) is an obvious nose of rock rising from Gleninagh towards Bencorrbeg. It is graded diff. and is 275m long. Tim Robinson's remark that the English name is a mistranslation is, uncharacteristically, off the mark. In fact it is a climber's name rather than a local name. It was named the Carrot Ridge by Joss Lynam and Liam Ó Réagain who believed they were completing the first ascent in the 1949. (In fact, they later learned that some Cambridge students had already climbed it in 1933.) Joss asked Liam what the Irish for carrot was, and Liam replied meacan buí. This is a perfectly good translation for the Eng. word 'carrot' and is listed in Dinneen's Dictionary.   Bencorrbeg is the 343rd highest summit in Ireland. Bencorrbeg is the most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Shapely outlier of the 12 Bens .. by group   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
Descending the north face .. by wicklore   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bencorrbeg in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Derryclare,BenCorr,BenCorrBeg
CaptainVertigo on Bencorrbeg, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  19 Mar 2005
I spent a thoroughly enjoyable August day (2003) in the company of my wife's brother in law and our four teenage children ascending Derryclare, walking along the ridge to BenCorr and finally coming down off BenCorrBeg. A comic prelude was the fact that we spent the "night before" in flimsy tents in the forest at Derryclare's base. The early part of the evening involved all six of us being feasted upon by midges...to the point where we lit a fire, piled on green grass, and stood in the smoke. Our tent seemed to float on a mossy bed and I lay awake all night long, damp and uncomfortable. I learned that my eldest son snores in the normal way while his brother does so from his derriere! It was a great relief to get up and begin the climb. Unfortunately, the cousins were made up of hares and tortoises and it was difficult to kept the platoon together. But the views from Derryclare were stunning and peace broke out and we relished the ridge walking, and the moonscape vistas. A WORD OF WARNING !! We were badly caught out on the descent of BenCorrBeg. We found ourselves half way down a very steep aspect with what looked like a cliff below us. We eventually managed to move across to a safer slope and I was greatly relieved to get all down safely. I really thought we were in serious difficulties. We had checked out our proposed descent the evening before but that didn't save us. I have always believed that "coming down" is far more dangerous than "going up". Take care folks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/1556/
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A view of Binn Choire Bhig from Gleninagh. The C .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
Bencorrbeg was the first stop on our Gleninagh ho .. by csd   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
We did the Gleninagh Circuit on a fine October da .. by aidand   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
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