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Brandon Group Area
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Brandon, 951.7m
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Faha Ridge Mountain Na Poirt A name in Irish
(Ir. Na Poirt [TCCD*], 'the fortifications') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 809m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46436 12050
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Longitude: -10.248757, Latitude: 52.239223 , Easting: 46436, Northing: 112050 Prominence: 44m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 446421 612104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: FhRdg, 10 char: Faha Ridge
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

This is the airy arete located west of Benagh promontory fort. It drops steeply to the south into Com an Chnoic, and even more abruptly to the north into Coimín na gCnámh. Previously Brandon Mtn North East Top in MV.   Faha Ridge is the 36th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Narrow point Faha Ridge
 
lewvalton on Faha Ridge, 2009
by lewvalton  6 Jan 2009
EAST (Faha) RIDGE route: Grade 1 scramble: technically easy, but exposure can be impressive - especially on the ridge's north side. The ascent from Faha/the Grotto (OSi map 70 Grid ref Q493119 A) up the slopes to the start of the ridge proper (point 822) is hard graft through trackless heather - best option is to aim for the remains of the ridge wall (grid ref Q487123 B) and walk along that as much as possible. The scrambling section begins at point 822 (grid ref Q469119 C) and is superb. Individual difficulties can be avoided, most specifically a flat knife edge section with a 10m drop at it's end - avoided via a steep descent path on it's right hand/north side - but beyond retreating the ridge overall appears to be largely inescapable, with one break in the encircling cliffs on the south side only obvious from below. The views down into the savage glen of the Paternoster lakes with Brandon's ridges falling in parallel are stupendous. The obvious steeper upper section of the ridge that rises direct to the summit plateau from the small col is a genuine rock climb; avoid this via the steep slopes on the right which take you direct to the subsidiary point 891 from where the summit is an easy stroll. Magnificent views. A classic route on one of the greatest mountains in these islands. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/3510/
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Picture: second abseil.
Faha Proper.
by sbender  16 Aug 2010
On Sunday the15th of August we (Tim, Radu and myself) decided to climb Brandon. As it was Tim's last Irish 'Munroe', we thought to mark the occasion by going via the Faha Ridge. To make it even more interesting we planned on sticking to the ridge proper.
We started as usual at the grotto, the long slog up to point 822. After that it became interesting. the ground and the rocks were damp and slippery as it was still early in the morning. After a very scary slip by Radu, we decided to rope up. It was an easy scramble down...only very slippery!
we soon came to our first abseil, the cliff just above the flat knife edge, approx. 15m. You'll need a 2.4m 'sacificial' sling here, good protection. After negotiating the flat knife edge, we came to our second abseil, approx. 15m. A second sacrifical sling is needed here this time 1.2m is enough.
after this it was across a small boulder field and up to the steep ridge that leads to Brandon North peak. this is a grade 2 scramble with first a vdiff. move, which can be done without protection. The rest of the team was brought up on belay. The second move is graded severe, which can be easily protected with some cams (nr 4-5). Unfortunately we forgot to bring them, as we didn't anticipate that kind of climbing, so we had to bypass this (to the right). Got back on the ridge after that which is basically a very steep scrabmble. Its advisable to stay roped up untill it levels out near the top, as it is very steep and wet.
alltogether, it took us 5 hours from the grotto to the summit of Brandon where we celebrated Tim's achievement with a bottle of bubbly. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/6019/
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skyehigh on Faha Ridge, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
The Faha ridge in profile, taken from Q461125 D on Brandon's north top. On the right are the south top and Brandon Peak and, beyond them, the Coomacarrea massif on Iveragh. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/1755/
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Picture: Scramble on Faha
Faha path
by Colin Murphy  11 May 2010
Picture gives an idea of the type of (often precarious) scrambling necessary between Faha Ridge and the main Brandon ridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/4717/
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Picture: Faha Ridge from the Pilgrims Path
 
Ridge from the Pilgrims Path
by three5four0  30 Aug 2011
We were lucky to have 9 straight clear days in Dingle for our clubs meet. On which we climbed brandon twice, this time from Faha on the Pilgrims Path, where i got this shot of the Faha ridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/35/comment/6498/
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