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Knocknapeasta Mountain Cnoc na Péiste A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Péiste [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the serpent/monster') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 988m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83587 84178 This summit has been logged as climbed by 450 members. Recently by: Helenha, wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, Philhanson, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jcincork, eugeneryan959
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Longitude: -9.695595, Latitude: 51.997934 , Easting: 83587, Northing: 84178 Prominence: 253m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483569 584235,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknp, 10 char: Kncknpst
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The lake below this peak is Loch Coimín Piast, 'lake of the little hollow of serpents'. Like many another Irish mountain lake, there was probably a story of a water-monster associated with it which has now been lost. In December 1943 an American Dakota aircraft crashed into the slopes of Cnoc na Péiste just above the lake. Pieces of the aircraft are still visible. A plaque here commemorates the 5 victims and there is another plaque at Cronin's Yard (Jim Ryan, Carrauntoohil and MacGillycuddy's Reeks, 80-81).   Cnoc na Péiste is the 4th highest summit in Ireland.

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Cnoc na Péiste from the shore of the lake. Blue a .. by sbarany   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
Gerard on Cnoc na Péiste, 2004
by Gerard  11 Jul 2004
I climbed to Cumenapeasta ( lake of the serpent ) in April 1984 with members of the Irish Naval diving unit who took photo's of the starboard wing of US Army Aircraft that lies in the lake directly below Cnoc na Peiste. The actual crash site where 5 young men died on December 17th 1943 is at a height of 2700ft and highly dangerous in an area of breadthtaking scenery but certainly not for the fainthearted. For further information on this unfortunate accident,please check my website on Air accidents in Cork,Kerry,Clare and Waterford during World War 2.
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But ''Mountain Views'' is an excellent website.Wish I was young again ? to climb Brandon.
Sincerely

Gerard O' Regan

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The Western Reeks from Cnoc na Peiste. .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
Another view of the ridge. A place for steady ner .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
An amazing climb in the snow with the surrounding .. by Bremur2006   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
Saturday, 11 June 2005 was WaterAid Munro Challen .. by philpotts   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
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