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Maolán Buí Mountain (Ir. Maolán Buí [OSI 1:25,000], 'yellow/golden round knoll') Kerry County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 973m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83210 83816 This summit has been logged as climbed by 322 members. Recently by: ckilm, oldsoldier, murphyman, gallybander, Willyc, GSheehy, BleckCra, trips_121, cianolaoithe, GerLeahy, toshea, comsean, aaronfarrell, srr45, Bridie-Hills
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Longitude: -9.700987, Latitude: 51.994611 Prominence: 38m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483190 583874,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MlnB, 10 char: Maolan Bui

Sometimes called Bearna Rua. The ridge known as the Bone descends NW from this peak. This is a good escape route off the eastern Reeks.   Maolán Buí is the 6th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maolán Buí in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: View over to towards Carrauntoohil
 
Eastern Sentry
Short Summary created by march-fixer  29 Aug 2013 This top stands sentry duty on the far eastern edge of the Hag's Glen. It is at a perfect collecting point for access up along The Bone from the floor of the glen below or as a marker point between Cnoc an Chuillin East Top and Knocknapeasta. Either way, it can be a very important locating point in poor weather conditions.

The views from the top are panoramic, weather permitting! It is magical to look across the glen and soak in the majesty of Carrauntoohil standing proud to the west. The slope drops away sharply to the west into a small coum lake with crystal clear water. The conditions underfoot are good but it is essential, in bad visibility, to be ultra cautious as there are dangerous slopes to the west, south east and north. Be sure you know where you are before moving on!

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maolán Buí in area MacGillycuddy
by jackill  29 Aug 2004 The summit of Maolan Bui as viewed from The Bone. We tacked the 'Reeks Ridge in August 2004 and descended from Maolan Bui via The Bone into the Hags Glen - much better than the Devils Ladder.
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by jackill  29 Aug 2004 The way down The Bone is marked by a line of stones with rusted iron fence posts at regular intervals. the photo shows part of this line on the lower slopes of The Bone but it reaches most of the way to the top of the mountain. It could be a useful aid in bad conditions. Please note the track down is slightly to the west of the line of stones but if you can stay within 5-6 meters of it you won't go far wrong.
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by incawest  3 Jan 2009 Climbed her on 2-Jan-2009 with a group of 10. Started out in good weather and visibility in Cronins yard. Made the summit moving nicely in 2.5 hours. Conditions on top were 5m visibility in freezing conditions. Had planned to head west and descend via the Zig-zags. Pulled back from this after travelling about 200m with some party members very cold at this stage. Even though I had been down The Bone in good conditions before somehow we drifted off the route down and ended up very west (left) of the intended route. Moral: be very careful up high when conditions detiorate and always keep consulting the compass to ensure you are on the right bearing, go slow and dont rush map reading no matter how cold everyone is. We got everyone down safely by descending slowly and carefully, but lesson learned (again!)
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Picture: View down The Bone
by dbloke  4 Jan 2009 incawest has beaten me to it, but we somehow ended up on the same false path down the Bone. We did the reverse route on 03 Jan 2009, up the zig-zags and down The Bone, but we were toasty warm thanks to the flask of coffee and multiple fleece layers. The summit of Maolán Buí was clear on our first arrival, but after a detour to bag Cnoc na Péiste the mist had descended on our return. According to my GPS we started off down the right path, but veered off at V831 839 (Point A). This path just gets steeper and steeper. It must disappear over the cliffs below at some point. Once we realised our dilemma we made a trouser-staining traverse back to the ridge and picked up the proper path.
Point A: V831 839
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