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wicklore
2010-07-28 23:43:13
Re: Knockeirky
Context of comment:Sufficient prominence to be included on MV list?
Message:Hi Conor74. Your query re: Knockeirky rang a bell for me. I checked some old material I had from when I assisted in establishing the prominence of the hills and mountains on MountainViews. I see where I wrote a note on my paperwork as follows: 'Possible new summit. Knockeirky, Map 85, grid ref: V852 558. 577m. Prominence 32m?'

When viewed on the map, the col between Knockeirky and its nearest higher neighbour, Cushnaficulla, can be given a height of 545m. (based on finding the average between the 540m and 550m contour lines which is where the col lies). This average col height would give Knockeirky a prominence of 32 metres and a place on the MountainViews list. (It would need a prominence of 30 metres to be included). I believe that Knockeirky DOES qualify to be listed as a MountainViews summit.

However the col could be as high as 549 metres in height, giving Knockeirky a prominence of 28 metres which is 2 metres below the criteria to be listed as a summit. (I am just the bearer of the news about MountainViews stringent criteria - I don't want to be held accountable for this strict mathemtical rule!)

Therefore what is needed is for intrepid MountainViewers to climb the mountain and record the height of the col! We can then work out the prominence for sure and harangue Simon to add it to the list! (ps- you mentioned someone had recorded the col height already. Would they contribute to this discussion?
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