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Clermont Carn Mountain Carnán Mhaighréid Náir A name in Irish
also Black Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Carnán Mhaighréid Náir [HU], 'cairn of noble Margaret') Louth County, in Arderin List, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 510m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36A Grid Reference: J09909 15758
Place visited by 207 members. Recently by: IainT, jawakow, Gus, Reeks2011, asgoodasitgets, LorraineG60, LorraineG, mgtrose, MichaelG55, sandilandsn, DelStewart, martyk90, stevebullers, bryanmccabe, stang
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Longitude: -6.32153, Latitude: 54.07928 , Easting: 309909, Northing: 315758 Prominence: 312m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 709833 815765,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClrmCr, 10 char: ClrmntCarn
Bedrock type: Microgranite with granophyric texture, (Granophyre)

Also known as Black Mountain [OSI]. The more common name, Clermont Carn, appeared on the old ½ map. This name records the association with Lord Clermont of Ravensdale, whose residence was Ravensdale Park in the early 19th century.   Clermont Carn is the 533rd highest place in Ireland.

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Black Mountain... but with a difference
by paulocon  7 Sep 2010
Having been on Black Mountain on a number of occassions via the 'cheat' method of driving, I had a far more interesting and challenging experience climbing it as part of the Oxfam Trailtrekker Challenge at the weekend. After 21.5 hours of walking, we left the checkpoint at Jonesborough and headed for Ravensdale Forest to take a trail up through the forest. This trail leads steeply uphill initially before giving way to a more gradual incline on the upper slopes of the mountain. At 4:30am, dawn was still some time away and our head-torches battled against the thick misty rain that had settled in.


There is something a bit surreal about seeing a marquee surrounded by bright lights and port-a-loos on the top of a mountain but this was the welcome sight that greeted our now ehausted bodies almost a full hour after leaving Jonesborough. The volunteers manning the checkpoint had by now almost become consumed by the mountain itself, grey and battered by the fog and rain and looking like they had been there for centuries! The walk only took us to the foot of the final stretch of access road so we didn't 'bag' the mountain proper but given the circumstances, it really felt like we did. In any case, we were to suffer greatly on the 9km descent downhill all the way to Omeath, the tarmac battering our heavy legs with each and every step. The anticipated vision of the sun rising over Carlingord Lough failed to materialise - the Lough and surrounding mountains stripped of all their colour by the fog.


A different experience of Black Mountain and one that won't be forgotten quickly. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/434/comment/6087/
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Easy but a great view. .. by IainT   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
the view from the top of the cairn is truly magni .. by soupie01   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
Better known these days as Clermont Cairn, perhap .. by milo   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
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