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Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Place count in area: 3, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Ben Gorm, 700m
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres,

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Ben Gorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 700m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86244 65244
Place visited by 255 members. Recently by: Patbrdrck, mcdonna3, Atlanticstar, jamesmforrest, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, bryanjbarry, ilenia, Fergalh, oboyle_n, Richtea, salford7, Haulie, paulbrown, Jimmy600leavey
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Longitude: -9.718277, Latitude: 53.625019 , Easting: 86244, Northing: 265244 Prominence: 670m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486338 765284,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnGrm, 10 char: Ben Gorm
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

An Bhinn Ghorm is a mountain name which occurs 3 times in Co. Mayo. Ir. gorm is usually translated 'blue', but Breandán S. Mac Aodha suggests that 'iron-grey' is closer to the true meaning in such mountain names (MNIMA, 149). Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.   Ben Gorm is the highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 115th highest in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most southerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most easterly.

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Picture: Middle descent ridge
 
A super day out
by david bourke  28 Sep 2011
Climbed Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan on the 25th September 2011. Commenced at Killary and made ascent to the ridge via the double line of fences from the car park. Rather wet at start but once on the ridge it was a gentle pull up on to the summit on good terrain. Continued on to Ben Creggan. Got hit by a hail storm on the initial climb to the spot height 687 but by the time the main summit was reached the sun shone and with strong winds the wet gear soon dried out. Returned on to the summit cairn of Ben Gorm and descended the central ridge shown in picture. It was then a short descent off this ridge to cross the Lugayeran River and final return down over the long tussocky grass to the car park near the Ashely Falls. Started at 11am and finished at 5pm. It is a most rewarding climb and the views of Mweelrea, The Sheefrys,Devilsmothers, Maumstrasna are unrivaled. Ashley Briege Car park IL893 644 A Ben Gorm Cairn IL862 652 B. Ben Creggan Spot Height 687 IL858 660 C. Ben Creggan Summit Cairn IL857 666 D. Central Spur exit point IL883 657 E. Lugayeran River Crossing IL886 650 F Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/6534/
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Approaching from the south east
by ColinCallanan  20 Jun 2015
Incredible views all the way as you approach from the south-east. I used the track from Onzy and found it very helpful. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/18145/
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weedavie on Ben Gorm, 2003
by weedavie  24 Jul 2003
If you follow Lynam’s Irish walks on this one you stand a chance of missing the summit, falling over a huge buttress, missing the best fun on the mountain and traversing a swamp that makes the Dead Marshes look like the turf at Hampden Park. It tells you the cairn doesn’t mark the summit but doesn’t tell you where the summit is (200 metres W, there’s now a cairn). It tells you that you need to be accurate in navigating off but gives you no clues. (the centre ridge is about 700 metres E from the lower cairn.) It omits to mention a good sized minor summit on the way to Ben Creggan (only a couple of hundred feet and it’s obvious on the map but I was careless so I got disappointed.) But worst is the recommendation to go down the ridge and cross the swamp. Returning to Ben Gorm and going down the centre ridge (wonderful, narrow but not steep as described) you can look on the horrors of the swamp. You can also note the very steep reascent to the ridge. The swamp route is described as 300 feet more than the Ben Gorm only route. The truth is nearer 1000 feet (much the same as returning to Ben Gorm). This was a great day out in spite of regular downpours and I do appreciate this is a small aberration in a book which has given me a lot of fun and information. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/586/
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simon3 on Ben Gorm, 2003
by simon3  3 Jan 2003
Ben Gorm ("Blue Peak") is just the highest of the three mountains that make up the Ben Gorm group. According to HC Hart, writing in 1895, is has or had an alternative name of Kead-na-binnian. More recent guidebooks suggest that you climb it from the car-park beside Aasleagh Falls at L893643 G. The top is flattish and difficult to navigate in mist. There is a large cairn near, but not at the summit. The photo, taken in 1998, shows Ben Gorm from a point on the road NE of Aasleagh Falls. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/271/
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CaptainVertigo on Ben Gorm, 2008
by CaptainVertigo  1 Apr 2008
From Ashleagh Falls one crosses long awkward grass to a spine that curls up and around the the circumference of the enormous coum. This ridge, which narrows and narrows, gives a sense of exposure and spectacular vistas open up to the left and right. The photo shows the slope which appears deceptively benign and gradual. I rate Ben Gorm very highly indeed. Do not be put off by the extensive football pitches that festoon the summit area: if blessed with visability hug the edge of the great coum and consider the grandeur of creation. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/2476/
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simon3 on Ben Gorm, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
This picture was taken of Ben Gorm from across Killary Harbour, near Leenane. The actual summit is hidden behind the raised shoulder visible on the skyline to the right of the picture. The bump to the left is part of a ridge that leads south from the summit before curving eastwards to enclose a coum. Ben Gorm has three coums on it, all facing broadly east. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/492/
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