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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: 1008.2m 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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Carrauntoohil's Minder .. by group   (Show all for Beenkeragh) Picture about mountain Beenkeragh in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Beenkeeragh from Carrauntoohill Tooth
eflanaga on Beenkeragh, 2006
by eflanaga  18 Jul 2006
From the top of Carrauntoohill Tooth (The Bones) – see for previous stage of the walk – I decided to take the knife-edge ridge approach to Beenkeeragh, This is a short but possibly hair-raising approach not for the faint-hearted. The wind was not very strong as I made my way across but was enough to make me perhaps more nervous than I might otherwise have been. Maybe it was the anticipation of difficulty but while I enjoyed this little adventure I would be lying if I said it was a piece of cake. Sure it is passable with care (I’m testament to that) but anyone deciding on the route needs to take in a wide range of variables in deciding whether to cross the arête or to take the safer option, a track a few metres below on the coum side of the ridge. Either way with due care and attention there shouldn’t be a problem either way. Once across the arête there is a fairly sharp ascent over large boulders requiring the use of hands in places up onto the rocky top and small cairn which marks the summit of Beenkeeragh. Here again spectacular views await the lucky walker who happens to be afforded clear weather when they reach the top. A small group of walkers waved down from across the way on Carrauntoohill, another group could be seen making their way across the Caher Ridge while two more walkers were starting the Beenkerragh ridge crossing below me. It was getting pretty busy on these hills as the day progressed. You can’t help feeling elated at the views which beguile you at every turn. This added to the knowledge (if you have taken the Horseshoe Anti-clockwise) that you have completed the worst (best!!) of the climbing makes you feel justified in having attempted the walk in the first place. It was at this stage that I veered slightly off course of the usual Horseshoe route to take in the twin peaks of Knockbrinnea to the northeast – see for next stage of the walk. Trackback:
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Every bump and line is picked out by the snow in .. by simon3   (Show all for Beenkeragh)
A fine ascent via the north rim of Coomloughra. A .. by milo   (Show all for Beenkeragh)
I was very impressed with the Coomloughra Horsesh .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Beenkeragh)
This is a magnificent, very enjoyable and very de .. by marzka   (Show all for Beenkeragh)
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