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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 235 members. Recently by: Franky, theredyin, Lauranna, peter1, paddyobpc, dillonkdy, 21yearsgone, AdrianneB, declanohagan, Reeks2011, tomodub, mountainmike, stevebullers, benmm, maryt
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.155396, Latitude: 55.045748 , Easting: 317960, Northing: 423598 Prominence: 515m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717881 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 419th highest in Ireland. Trostan is the highest point in county Antrim.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/
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Antrim's Highest .. by group   (Show all for Trostan)
Longer but More Scenic and Enjoyable Approach .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Trostan)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Trostan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Begrduger's Top
by BleckCra  27 Aug 2016
Trostan. Something to shout about - and especially if you are sharing the shouting with a new Top of the County thingy person.
Would I have bothered? Not in my wildest nightmare, which plateau-ed out the night before, with the wind measuring thing coming off its stem, the rain relentless and a hill flagged up on this website as the wettest place on the planet - on the memo pad for the morning.
A dour trail through a grey Ballymena and the hint of high ground on the horizon, spufflicated in satanic blackness.
The thing is all of 500ms - apparently I should bring welly boots - and the whole experience is a disappointment at all points. So goes the story.
Forward a mile, turn go back half a mile, forward quarter of a mile, turn go back .... blah blah ..... and X marks the spot where the Moyle Way advertises itself with an arrow the size of Tinkerbell's arse tattoo.
The Start and a hint of sun.
A bemused trudge out past an enthusiastic water fall, an emerging carpet of pretty moss and scarlet mushrooms, silver sunbeams lit the way and a slow realisation that the day might just be memorable.
A grassy ride shared with scudding clouds and blazing sun took us to a barren, unprepossessing summit and completely spectacular panoramas of open sea, strange islands, the wildest hill and bog and sibling nations seemingly at our fingertips.
My companion hugged the trig point, hugged me, produced a shot each of Laphraoig .......... then hugged the moment (sic) of her achievement and I imagine still does.
Trostan Co Antrim. Damp? A little. Inaccessible? By a blind man on a stick. Disappointing? Not even to the most awful begrudger.
Congratulations county top woman. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/361/comment/15080/
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This was only my second time climbing Antrim's hi .. by slemish   (Show all for Trostan)
Monarch of the Glens .. by gerrym   (Show all for Trostan)
Squidgy Slog .. by tsunami   (Show all for Trostan)
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