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Beenkeragh Mountain Binn Chaorach A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chaorach [OSI 1:25,000],'mountain of sheep') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 1,008.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80139 85245
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Longitude: -9.746246, Latitude: 52.006802 , Easting: 80139, Northing: 85245 Prominence: 90.85m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 480115 585304,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnkrgh, 10 char: Beenkeragh
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Beenkeragh offers challenging scrambling on the Hag's Tooth Ridge. It is connected to Carrauntoohil by a ridge known as the Bones.   Beenkeragh is the second highest mountain in Ireland. Beenkeragh is the second highest point in county Kerry.

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csd on Beenkeragh, 2003
by csd  20 May 2003
The circuit of Coumloughra provides an excellent day's walk, taking in the three highest peaks on the island. The traverse from Benkeeragh to Carrauntoohil along the ridge is not as daunting as it looks (see picture), but you do need to keep your head about you (especially in high winds). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/506/
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sliabh on Beenkeragh, 2004
by sliabh  22 Jan 2004
This is a view of the Beenkeragh and the ridge from Carrauntoohil on 29/12/2003. There are some more photos of it at: http://sliabh.net/images/ireland/xmas2003/images.php


There was snow to about ankle depth on the ridge, so some extra caution was needed. But it still was very do-able. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/822/

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denisdeasy on Beenkeragh, 2003
by denisdeasy  17 Sep 2003
I love the Reeks ridge route, having done it many times over the years, but for my money the Coomloughra horseshoe offers the best ridgewalking value in terms of reward for effort available in Ireland - the first view of the ridge to Carrauntoohil with An Barr Caol in the background heading off towards Caher just takes the breath away. This photo highlights Carrauntoohil Tooth (959), which can provide a bit of scrambling if desired (by traversing to the col rather than descending & reascending via the obvious path). It was enjoyable in bright sunshine, but I'm sure could be pretty challenging in misty &/or windy conditions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/653/
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csd on Beenkeragh, 2003
by csd  20 May 2003
Benkeragh viewed from Skregmore, with the ridge to Carauntoohil on the right. The final approach to the summit of Benkeragh may require some easy scrambling, depending on which route you take. St Patrick's Cabbage in abundance near the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/507/
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denisdeasy on Beenkeragh, 2003
by denisdeasy  17 Sep 2003
Here's a view from the ridge down to the small unnamed (?) lake below 959, past the bluffs of Eagle's nest to Lough Gouragh in the Hags Glen. I'm grinning inanely - must be the altitude combined with sunstroke ! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/655/
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anapt on Beenkeragh, 2008
by anapt  21 Feb 2008
i'm polish so i cant write well... just posting the picture taken on 15. 02. 08. hope you'll like it Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/2973/
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