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Caher West Top Mountain For origin of name, see Caher. Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 973.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78990 84004 This summit has been logged as climbed by 636 members. Recently by: Cathal-Kelly, cathalferris, Helenha, wjnunan, IainT, jacek22m, toblereoghan, HeartTrek, salford7, TriHarder, Philhanson, corkrats, AdrianneB, rleahy, Kaiser
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Longitude: -9.762521, Latitude: 51.995414 , Easting: 78991, Northing: 84005 Prominence: 24.05m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 478967 584064,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChrWst, 10 char: ChrWstTp
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Caher has three distinct tops, though only two have sufficient prominence to be listed here.   Caher West Top is the 5th highest summit in Ireland.

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First Top on the way to Ireland's Highest .. by group   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
Started this anti-clockwise Coumloughra Horseshoe .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
DickyDonut on Caher West Top, 2003
by DickyDonut  30 Jul 2003
DickyDonut (30/07/03 21:20): We climbed to the west top on 17/7/03 intending to do the circle, a beautifully sunny day in Kenmare with wispy clouds only on the tops. The higher we climbed, the lower the cloud, so that when we eventually reached the west top, after much encouragement by my wife, (who is 5 stone lighter than me!) the cloud was on us, and it rained hard. After a soggy lunch (we couldn't face scrambling into the cave in the cairn) we went down, when we'd done all the hard work for Carrantouil, the only highest summit left for us in the British Isles. As we descended so did the cloud so that it was just above L Eagher. Better safe than sorry we figured! Perhaps we'll return to Ireland again some day and have another go at it Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/5/comment/592/
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Descending from here on the last leg of the Cooml .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
Caher's west top is the last peak on the right of .. by csd   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
The Hydro Road Route .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Caher West Top)
 
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