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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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marzka on Beenkeragh, 2010
by marzka  4 Jan 2010
This is a magnificent, very enjoyable and very demanding trek. I started my way on parking near Lislebane (Grid Ref. V827873 A) and than follow the obvious track into the Hags Glen as for the Devils ladder ascent. After crossing the Gaddagh river proceed for 15-20 minutes before branching off to the right along a still (!) well beaten path. This winding path is rather steep and exposed in a few places making some easy to moderate scrambling necessary and offers great views of Carrauntoohil and the Hags Tooth Ridge. One of the highlights along the way to O Shea's Gully is Cummeenoughter Lake. Soon after passing the lake I begin my ascent up the Gully (keep the right gully) with high cliffs on my left hand side and the Beenkeeragh Ridge on my right. On reaching the top of the gully there are some wonderful views of the Reeks and surrounding countryside to be observed. The Ridge requires great care especially in winter. There was no path on the Ridge! There was a lot of snow this year, so reaching that way was passable only for experienced hill walkers with winter equipment. I passed Beenkeragh Redge, Beenkeragh and than I descended onto Knockbrinnea. I backed to parking via NW Knockbrinnea slope. It was amaizing and I fall in love in MacGillyouddys Reeks. ;) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/4319/
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