Knocknapeasta 988m mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at
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Knocknapeasta Mountain Cnoc na Péiste A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Péiste [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the serpent/monster') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 988m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83587 84178
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Longitude: -9.695595, Latitude: 51.997934 , Easting: 83587, Northing: 84178 Prominence: 253m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483569 584235,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknp, 10 char: Kncknpst
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The lake below this peak is Loch Coimín Piast, 'lake of the little hollow of serpents'. Like many another Irish mountain lake, there was probably a story of a water-monster associated with it which has now been lost. In December 1943 an American Dakota aircraft crashed into the slopes of Cnoc na Péiste just above the lake. Pieces of the aircraft are still visible. A plaque here commemorates the 5 victims and there is another plaque at Cronin's Yard (Jim Ryan, Carrauntoohil and MacGillycuddy's Reeks, 80-81).   Cnoc na Péiste is the 4th highest place in Ireland.

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sbarany on Cnoc na Péiste, 2005
by sbarany  22 Aug 2005
Cnoc na Péiste from the shore of the lake. Blue arrow indicates the location of a blue rope which is tied to the wing in the water (and to a rock on the other end). No use pulling it: the wing is too heavy. The red arrow shows the location of a memorial plate. The plane crashed into the mountain 500 feet above this plate. Trackback:
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Gerard on Cnoc na Péiste, 2004
by Gerard  11 Jul 2004
I climbed to Cumenapeasta ( lake of the serpent ) in April 1984 with members of the Irish Naval diving unit who took photo's of the starboard wing of US Army Aircraft that lies in the lake directly below Cnoc na Peiste. The actual crash site where 5 young men died on December 17th 1943 is at a height of 2700ft and highly dangerous in an area of breadthtaking scenery but certainly not for the fainthearted. For further information on this unfortunate accident,please check my website on Air accidents in Cork,Kerry,Clare and Waterford during World War 2.
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But ''Mountain Views'' is an excellent website.Wish I was young again ? to climb Brandon.

Gerard O' Regan

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John Finn on Cnoc na Péiste, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
The Western Reeks from Cnoc na Peiste. Trackback:
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John Finn on Cnoc na Péiste, 2006
by John Finn  30 Apr 2006
Another view of the ridge. A place for steady nerves and concentration! Trackback:
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Bremur2006 on Cnoc na Péiste, 2006
by Bremur2006  5 Mar 2006
An amazing climb in the snow with the surrounding Reeks defined sharply on a glorious March Saturday (04/03/06). The crash site is accessable and views of the wing in the water was possible though not very clear. An easier climb in the snow that in the wet as the ground is more firm underfoot - or maybe less boggy would be a better description. This pic shows Cruach Mhor & the lake, Cnoc na Peiste is off to the right & out of view Trackback:
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Picture: Our WaterAid Challenge team on CNP
philpotts on Cnoc na Péiste, 2005
by philpotts  7 Nov 2005
Saturday, 11 June 2005 was WaterAid Munro Challenge day. Our team of intrepid English climbers chose Cnoc na Peiste as our challenge. From Cronin's Farm we made our way up Hag's Glen to the base of the Bone. We climbed the Bone in 25 degree heat with one eye on the clock to ensure we summited before 2pm to comply with the challenge rules. Got there at about 1.30, meeting up with another team of "challengers" from Belfast Water. Exchanged congratulations & took each other's photos, then set off W along the ridge towards Carrauntoohil. Every intention of bagging the "biggie" but when we reached the top of the Devil's Ladder the heat was taking its toll & we decided to descend. Conditions were good & dry so the descent was without incident but I can imagine it's grim when wet. Kev, our Cumbrian mate, described it as "chossy" (a bit like Mickledore below Scafell), Jacky was distinctly unhappy with it, the rest of us having to coax her down & take the full vent of her feelings (mainly in the ear!).
Once down its an easy, but tidy, toddle back to the farm at Meallis.
Challenge completed, highly enjoyable, spectacular scenery, quality mountains, well worth the 450 mile drive from Stoke. We'll be back.
Incidentally the "Munro Challenge" (to put a team on each 3000' + peak in UK & Eire between 12 & 2 on the same day...& that's 303 peaks!!) was met for the 1st time in 4 attempts.....does this qualify as a "world record"......whatever. Our team, pictured, raised £600 for the cause (provision of clean drinking water & sanitation in some of the world's poorest areas). Overall the "Challenge" hopes to raise £300,000 (roughly € half million) Pretty cool huh?
Thanks, Eire for being so welcoming & damn beautiful. Like I said, we'll be back... Trackback:
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