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White Mountain Mountain Sliabh Bán A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Bán [OSM], 'white mountain') Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 537m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C74127 02158
Place visited by 68 members. Recently by: tinycoyle, dregishjake, fellrunner, dregish, eoghancarton, Grumbler, ilenia, David-Guenot, eamonoc, Lauranna, arderincorbett, Fergalh, melohara, LorraineG60, LorraineG
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Longitude: -6.846436, Latitude: 54.86166 , Easting: 274127, Northing: 402158 Prominence: 42m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 674060 902146,   GPS IDs, 6 char: WhtMnt, 10 char: WhtMntn
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

White Mountain is the 449th highest place in Ireland.

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Banagher (the long way round) .. by gerrym   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain White Mountain (<i>Sliabh Bán</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking NW from White Mountain to Benbradagh with Inishowen beyond
 
not white but definitely a mountain
by slemish  25 Aug 2012
White Mountain sits on the eastern edge of the Sperrins and is somewhat upstaged by higher summits nearby. If visiting in winter it may often be white but today in August it was distinctly green/brown. I parked at the gate to the access road for the transmitter on neighbouring Mullaghmore (733019 B). A quick trek up the access road leads to a flat area about halfway up. You should leave the road here and head east where the knobbly summit of White Mountain can be seen ahead. Tough going along this section with peat hags, floating bog and jelly peat to contend with - my advice is to wear wellies. Eventually you reach the 537m summit which is unmarked like so many of the Sperrins.

The views in contrast to the rather dull climb are very good indeed. To the east a vast swathe of mid-Ulster opens up beneath you with views of Lough Neagh. The Antrim hills lie to the north-east. There is an interesting view north-west to Benbradagh with Binevenagh peeping out behind it and beyond that the hills of Inishowen in Donegal. Further west I could make out the distinctive profiles of Muckish, Errigal and Loughsalt Mountain - some of my favourite Donegal mountains. To the west lie the higher Sperrins - Mullaghaneany and Meenard Mountain with Sawel towering over them all. Mullaghmore unfortunately blocks the view to the south.

There was a heavy shower on its way over from Oughtmore so I hurried back to the car, this time taking the direct route straight down the mountainside. Take care here though as the first section back down to the road is incredibly steep. This is not a hill I would recommend unless like me you were ticking it off. Nearby Mullaghmore offers better views and a drier climb. Total trip - about 45 minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/380/comment/14771/
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Well White Mtn .. by gerrym   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
Hogs back. .. by simon3   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
Climbed this the same day as Mullaghmore. Ascend .. by mcna   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
Initial Doubts, But Worth It In The End .. by Aidy   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
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