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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   SE: Reeks East Subarea
Place count in area: 29, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Carrauntoohil, 1038.6m
Maximum height for area: 1038.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 1038.6 metres,

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The Big Gun Mountain An Gunna Mór A name in Irish, also Lackagarrin, Foilnabreachaun, also Cruach Mhór an extra EastWest name in Irish (Ir. An Gunna Mór [TH], 'the big gun') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 939.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84069 84500
Place visited by 539 members. Recently by: Deirdreb, rhw, liame, MartMc, orlaithfitz, maoris, Magic, Carolineswalsh, Beti13, ToughSoles, muddypaws, Kaszmirek78, abeach, Krzysztof_K, markwallace
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Longitude: -9.688786, Latitude: 52.000952 , Easting: 84069, Northing: 84501 Prominence: 74m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484044 584560,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThBgGn, 10 char: ThBgGn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

This peak is at the S end of the arete connecting it to Cruach Mhór.   The Big Gun is the 10th highest place in Ireland.

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The easy way up, but still difficult. .. by group   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór)) Picture about mountain The Big Gun (<i>An Gunna Mór</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Big Gun & Cnoc na Peiste from the summit of Cruach Mhor
The Sharp End of The Reeks
by cha  28 May 2022
Early morning start on Friday 27th May. I followed the route described in Adrian Hendroff's The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas Book. A bit of a trudge up to Lough Cummeenapeasta but from there almost constant stunning views and interesting terrain. While resting on Cruach Mhor the ridge across to The Big Gun looked daunting but following the detailed directions in Hendroff's book I bypassed the majority of the difficulties. I scrambled the last section up a lockstep, which he describes, this isn't difficult but has a very "airy" quality to it. Clouds back by the time I got to the summit but finding the correct arête towards Cnoc na Peiste wasn't difficult. I followed the intermittent path on the Lough Googh side which brings you right up to the summit of Cnoc na Peiste, continued on to Maolan Bui and down The Bone. This is a spectacular walk/scramble for good weather and a reasonable head for heights. Linkback:
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I started at 6.30am from the parking lot on the w .. by dewhelan   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
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The Big Gun taken from the col under Cruach Mhor .. by jackill   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
Scarier Than I'd Really Like .. by Aidy   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
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