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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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/380/
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Banagher (the long way round) .. by gerrym   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
not white but definitely a mountain .. by slemish   (Show all for White Mountain (Sliabh Bán))
 
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))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain White Mountain (<i>Sliabh Bán</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: West to the main Sperrins
 
Initial Doubts, But Worth It In The End
by Aidy  20 Oct 2015
See summit comment on Mullaghmore for my approach to White Mountain - from the south and Moydamlaght Forest, via Craig-na-Shoke. From Mullaghmore, I took the access road for the mast. About half way between the summit of Mullaghmore and a sharp bend in the access road, I reached a point where a fence led up to the summit. Initially I regretted this route due to peat hags and some boggy ground. The summit looked a bit non-descript from here, and I started to think this was a bit of an empty exercise in pointless summit bagging, especially after the enjoyable walk up Mullaghmore. It was a short diversion to take in this top however, and reaching the summit, I was glad I took it. It was dry and rocky - easy to walk on. There were similarly expansive views as on Mullaghmore over almost the whole of Ulster, from the Derryveagh Mountains in Donegal, to the faint Mournes on the east coast, with Lough Neagh on the way. Great views to the north too, to Benbradagh and Lough Foyle.

On the way down, I took a course directly for the sharp bend in the access road, which had a lot fewer peat hags to contend with, but a fairly steep descent at the end on to the road, convinced me that the route up from further back on the road had actually been a good choice for ascent, having a much gentler gradient. From there, it was an easy walk back to the Moydamlaght Forest entrance on the roads. Definitely worth the short diversion to include this summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/380/comment/18364/
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