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Trostan Mountain Trostán A name in Irish
(Ir. Trostán [DUPN], 'pole/staff' [DUPN]) County Highpoint of Antrim, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 550m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D17960 23598 This summit has been logged as climbed by 231 members. Recently by: paddyobpc, dillonkdy, 21yearsgone, AdrianneB, declanohagan, Reeks2011, tomodub, mountainmike, stevebullers, benmm, maryt, stang, cohf88, srr45, Paradox_Pete
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Longitude: -6.155365, Latitude: 55.045747 , Easting: 317960, Northing: 423598 Prominence: 515m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717883 923581,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trstn, 10 char: Trostan
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Joyce's suggestion (INP, iii, 586) that this peak is so named because of its resemblance to a pilgrim's staff with a crooked top seems without foundation.   Trostan is the highest mountain in the Antrim Hills area and the 420th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

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Climbed this hill on St Patrick's Day following w .. by davidholmes   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Sunday 30-07-06 the morning started well it was s .. by BILLNOR   (Show all for Trostan)
 
Trostan, the highest point in County Antrim, is m .. by simon3   (Show all for Trostan)
 
An excellent mountain that never has the same atm .. by NICKY   (Show all for Trostan)
 
04 June 09 Parked car opp entrance to Glenarif .. by Howmanyminutes   (Show all for Trostan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Trostan pillar plate
 
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by Jaak  17 Feb 2013
Believe everything that has been said about the boggy terrain - the comments are not exaggerated and I suppose climbing it in Feb 2013 didn't help much either. I climbed up via the Moyle Way and returned by following the fence along the edge of the wood - see post by slemish. This wasn't so much the case of a well planned descent route, it was more a case of getting horribly lost and reckoning that someone must have started a fence somewhere close to civilisation and being aware that water tends to run downhill. However, it is a much drier and more direct route, although not as scenic as the MW. The weather was very poor on the day I climbed and most of my photos are a pure fog. However, I'm posting one of a metal plate that is built into the side of the Trig pillar. I presume the letter stand for (reading across) Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Bench Mark - but that's just a guess. Anything special to remember Trostan for - well its my last County Top, so time to hang up the boots !! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/14926/
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