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Binbane Hill Binn Bhán A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhán [SÓD*], 'white peak) Donegal County, in Carn List, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 453m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G83838 86968 This summit has been logged as climbed by 17 members. Recently by: simoburn, chalky, Fergalh, Wilderness, Geo, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, Garmin, Brambler, markmcivor, three5four0, aoifeboyce, Harry Goodman, ahendroff, simon3
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Longitude: -8.251662, Latitude: 54.730438 , Easting: 183838, Northing: 386968 Prominence: 138m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 583790 886960,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb453, 10 char: Binbane
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

According to OG this name is derived from Benn Bogaine or Benn Baghaine, 'peak of the Cenél Bogaine'.   Binn Bhán is the 719th highest summit in Ireland. Binn Bhán is the second most westerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhán in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The distinctive shape of Benbulbin over Donegal Bay
simon3 on Binn Bhán, 2007
by simon3  4 Oct 2007
Binbane isn't very high and it doesn't have steep cliffs or other drama. But it does have location so it's not surprising that it has a trig pillar on it because there are clear lines to much of the high ground of Donegal and north Mayo.

Apart from Benbulbin (43k away) as shown in the picture, it's possible to see Slievetooey, Slieve League, Knockalongy in the Ox Mtns and just discernible in the Rayleigh scattering, Nephin 108k away. (not in this pic)

Neither a height based list nor a relative height list would tell you of the attractions of this small summit which is so rewarding on a good day. Often low hills have there own charm. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/610/comment/2850/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhán in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Binbane towards the north.
simon3 on Binn Bhán, 2007
by simon3  4 Oct 2007
If you approach Binbane from the Glenties - Mountcharles road the summit rises impressively from the bog. You may notice an odd thing. The southern side of the summit is steeper than the northern. This is extremely unusual in Ireland. David Kirk, occasional geological commentator in MV, tells me that the summit is made of "Gaugin" Quartzite but there is a fault so that the southern slopes are a gritstone. There was a major ice cap during the last iceage and this may have caused plucking to steepen the southern slope as well as the gritstone not being as strong as quartzite.

Apparently the Bluestacks are ".. a geological nightmare - with about 10 different rock types of different ages chopped up and re-arranged by a bewildering pattern of faults "

Our picture shows some of the quartzite part of the summit and looks towards another quartzite lump, Errigal (the whitish triangular peak on the left skyline). Going further right the next peak is Slieve Snaght and the much nearer slowly rising peak is Aghla Mountain.

Other views north included two of the main summits of the Inishowen Peninsula including the other Slieve Snaght and Raghtin More at 77.5k away (not in this pic)

One way up is approach it from the road to the north. There's space for 1 or 2 cars at around G 8408 8893 A. Much of the way up is boggy underfoot. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/610/comment/2849/
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