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Mweelrea Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,   Summits in area: 9,   Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Mweelrea, 814m
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Mweelrea Mountain Maol Réidh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Maol Réidh [GE], 'bald hill with the smooth top') County Highpoint of Mayo, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 814m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78983 66810 This summit has been logged as climbed by 666 members. Recently by: wjnunan, Fergal Meath, IainT, Lauranna, Murray-Tucker, salford7, Philhanson, johncromie, declanohagan, amgall, willmg, Damien25, Onzy, Garmin, paddyobpc
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Longitude: -9.830313, Latitude: 53.637241 , Easting: 78983, Northing: 266810 Prominence: 779m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478962 766828,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mwlr, 10 char: Mweelrea
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connacht.   Mweelrea is the highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 35th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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A giant among mountains .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Mweelrea)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mweelrea in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking back at exposed section at end of ramp. You can see how narrow it is from my footprints.
murphysw on Mweelrea, 2008
by murphysw  6 Mar 2008
Mweelrea is magnificent. Certainly any of the guidebooks I have read do not do justice to the challenge in climbing it and certainly not to the dangers inherent in doing so. For this is certainly not a peak to be taken lightly. Joss Lynam in his 'Best Irish Walks' says that Mweelrea is a most inhospitable mountain in the dark. Well, it also requires both concentration and caution in the day and thats when you have a clearish day like I had. I wouldn't want to try this in mist and certainly never in high winds. I would rate the upper section of the ramp as even a bit harder than the Beenkeragh ridge. I have done both and felt far more unsettled on Mweelrea. The lower and middle section of the ramps are tough on fitness levels but not much more than that. At the top of the ramp, which I expected to drop me off at the top of the col between Ben Bury and Ben Lugmore things get rather hairy. The ramp tilts towards the valley below and it is quite confusing as to where to go initially. You have to cross this slope whereupon you meet a very narrow path between the sheer face of the mountain above and the gully below. A single wrong step will pitch you down the gully into the valley and it is only a couple of feet wide. In good conditions its fine if terrifying. This leaves you at a large cairn between the two Bens. Mweelrea itself is still disconcertingly far off. Again, in bad conditions the corrie of Lough Bellawaum is more than a threat and the summit itself is a risky spot with the corrie of Lough Lugaloughan down below. The Twelve Pins were covered in fog so I ran (literally) back to the ramp in case I was caught in mist. My heart was back in my mouth as I made my way across the cliff back to the ramp. Even at the bottom of the ramp I had difficulty in picking my way back into the valley. Definately I mountain I would recommend not doing alone, I did so and it makes you fell VERY small and vulnerable. Nonetheless, easily the best challenge I have faced on any mountain (irish or otherwise) and the high points of the four provinces are now complete! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/2991/
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i met said militant farmer having mistaken his la .. by woody   (Show all for Mweelrea)
From the West - now with complimentary sunglasses .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
A tremendous circuit from South of Doo Lough to t .. by weedavie   (Show all for Mweelrea)
Climbed Mweelrea from the north end of Doolough o .. by lukemcmanus   (Show all for Mweelrea)
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