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Slieve Mish Area   Cen: Baurtregaum Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 71, EW-DC, EW-DE 
Highest place:
Baurtregaum, 849.7m
Maximum height for area: 849.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 643 metres,

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Baurtregaum Mountain Barr Trí gCom A name in Irish (Ir. Barr Trí gCom [OSI], 'top of three hollows') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartz-pebble conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 849.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q74986 07665
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Longitude: -9.829475, Latitude: 52.207048 , Easting: 74986, Northing: 107665 Prominence: 643m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 474963 607719,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brtrgm, 10 char: Brtrgm
Bedrock type: Quartz-pebble conglomerate, (Lough Slat Conglomerate Formation)

The three hollows in questions are probably the valleys of Derrymore, Derryquay and Curraheen, which cut into the sides of the mountain.   Baurtregaum is the highest mountain in the Slieve Mish area and the 18th highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Baurtregaum (<i>Barr Trí gCom</i>) in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Baurtregaum from the Derrymore Glen
Broad ridge highpoint over striking valleys.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, scapania  13 Nov 2020
Baurtregaum is the high pt of the Slieve Mish and lies SE of the village of Camp. It's often climbed along with Caherconree.
It's got a flattish top with some small stone shelters but has some fine spurs and valleys to the N and is close to the spectacular Derrymore Glen.
N. From the N start at Q74255 10717 starA a little W of Derrymore Bridge.
Follow a track S and turn E when you join the Dingle Way. If going via Derrymore Glen take a right when you meet the Derrymore river and follow the feint trail on the W side of the river. At the 2nd lake head right to a flattish area called Fionn Mac Cool's Table; here head left up through bands of rock to reach the col with Caherconree. Then go left up broad, rocky slopes, summiting after 2 to 2.5 hrs. Descend the same way or via the NW or NE spur.
Alternatively, climb Gearhane via its NNE ridge and visit Caherconree before heading on to Baurtregaum - descend via the aforementioned glen. This beautiful circuit takes 4.5 to 5 hrs.
A more direct route would be to cross the Derymore river after about 2k and to head up the steep slopes of Baurtregaum NW top and from there the main summit is only about 1 km away.
S. From the south park discreetly at Q76138 03900 starB and follow the southern spur of Castle Hill, then head N to the Slieve Mish ridge before swinging W to the summit. Allow 2.5 hrs for this 840m ascent.
W. For a longer walk, ascend from the W starting at Q71548 05353 starC.
Baurtregaum/Caherconree tracks incl no.'s 2005 and 3361. Linkback: Picture about mountain Baurtregaum (<i>Barr Trí gCom</i>) in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Shelters on Baurtregaum
simon3 on Baurtregaum, 2005
by simon3  14 Nov 2005
David Herman [Hill Walkers Kerry] says of this summit "..Baurtregaum, Caherconree's plain and dumpy sister." and yes, the summit is flattish. However there are good views and the low shelters shown in the photo.
Probably its main appeal is in its valleys and ridges. Of valleys there are three to the north and one to the south. Between the valleys some great ridges for walking. Two of these contain other substantial summits such as Baurtregaum NW and Baurtregaum NE. The prominent and distinctively named Scragg, directly north, doesn't rise to a top. It all amounts to a lot of high ground, a point noted by Robert Lloyd Praeger [The Way That I Went] "Were it not eclipsed by the loftier and wilder mountains to the westward, Slieve Mish would rank as a very fine group of hills."

The summit in the distance is Baurtregaum NE; if you reach it and keep going you come to a further 600m peak: Baurtregaum Far NE. Linkback:
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Picture: The Kerry Camino
A walk among the clouds.
by TommyV  23 Mar 2019
I followed Scapania's directions to get started for the tough pull up to Gearhane. It was a lovely day out and the views on the climb up were spectacular but there was a cloud sitting on the highest parts of the mountains and the sun did not burn it off so I spent the most exciting part of the hike in a cold windy environment with poor enough visibility. However going from Gearane to Caherconree and then dropping from Caherconree to the spot height at 706, I could clearly see the steep cliffs on either side, at one stage there was possible only a metre wide section of the ridge with nothing but the vastness below. I would strongly advise caution up here and absolutely in no way attempt this if the weather is in any way bad, especially with wind. The climb up to Bautregaum is less spectacular than the summits that preceded it but it is still nice to reach the highest point on the hike. Instead of completing the horseshoe to Scragg, a great way to finish this hike, especially in low cloud, is to drop down to Derrymore Lough and follow the Derrymore river out of the valley until you reach the Dingle way again. Truely a fine walk. Linkback:
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Take care on a windy day
by wicklore  23 Aug 2012
This view, taken from Gearhane, shows Baurtregaum with Derrymore Lough below. When approaching Baurtregaum from Caherconree there is a narrow spur to descend before reaching the col and point 706m at Q74200 07400 starD. In good conditions this spur is fine - it is grassy and easy to manage, However there are steep slopes to either side so in windy weather care would be needed to ensure the brief descent goes smoothly. Baurtregaum is crowned by a trig pillar with several stone wind shelters built nearby - there must enough shelters to protect from wind approaching from every point of the compass!

Baurtregaum NW is the pimple at the end of the slope to the left, while Baurtregaum NE rises above the slope leading to the NW Top. Linkback:
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Slieve Mish Loop
by Vivianphilips1  2 Jul 2011
Started oppsite the entrance to Derrymore .Parked by a cottage at the top of the road and followed the path to the Dingle way . From there we headed up the northside of Gearhane followed the ridge to the top .and on to Caherconree.Once on Caherconree just follow the ridge to the east to the summit of Baurtregaum. From there there is excellent views all over north Kerry to the north and the Reeks to the south. on the return to the car via Baurtregaum ne top and nwtop and back to the car via Derrymore Glen . For the loop give yourself 4.5 hours Linkback:
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Caherconree and Bautregaum
by Singo  2 Jan 2011
On 01/01/11 using David Herman's Hill Walkers Kerry, I took the hike up Caherconree and Baurtregaum. For anyone using the book please note at the very start you walk up to the end of the path, through a gate bearing a sign in relation to mountain safety. There is no need to climb over the "second gate on the left" that he mentions.

This is a really nice hike up the Derrymore River. Unfortunately on the day both summits were shrouded in mist. But it was obvious on the way up that on a clear day the views would be spectacular. From Scragg we continued north, descending through heather, to pick up the Dingle Way. As Herman says this is tiring and monotonous but the views were good. This is definitely a hike worth coming back to do again. Linkback:
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