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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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.695697, Latitude: 51.99795 , Easting: 83587, Northing: 84178 Prominence: 253m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483562 584237,   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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Done as part of the Cruach Mhor - Devil's Ladder .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
Difficult In The Conditions .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
Cnoc na Peiste is a beautiful mountain accessible .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
i found this picture of cnoc na peiste .. by collywog   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
The object of our Challenge from the west.. .. by philpotts   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
Last of the 100 Highest
by sandman  24 Sep 2012
Decided some time back to keep Knocknapeasta till last and on Sat last 22/9/12 my wait was truly rewarded as it was a fantastic day with perfect views as three of us completed the Hag's Glen Circuit Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/14822/
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