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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 449 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, 21yearsgone, TriHarder, Philhanson, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jcincork, eugeneryan959, Twhunter1961
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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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by jackill  29 Aug 2004
Cnoc na Péiste from the ridge after The Big Gun. The path after the col under the Big Gun starts on the south side then crosses over to the north side then back to the south side - the only hair raising bit is on the north side - a two foot ledge in places with nothing between you and Lough Cummeenapeasta except fresh air. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/1145/
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