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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   SE: Reeks East Subarea
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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 Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 985.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83600 84200
Place visited by 556 members. Recently by: Montyt, InTheFade, Chance, johnstna, upper, No1Grumbler, rojon, tmcg, Carolyn105, nolo, breathp, nevgeoran, abcd, nordicstar, obanboy
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Longitude: -9.695516, Latitude: 51.998151 , Easting: 83600, Northing: 84200 Prominence: 253m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483575 584259,   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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Done as part of the Cruach Mhor - Devil's Ladder .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknapeasta (<i>Cnoc na Péiste</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: A Glimpse Through The Clouds
 
Difficult In The Conditions
by Aidy  14 Jul 2015
Approached from the Big Gun on an Eastern Reeks traverse. Weather was terrible for this section with rain and low cloud. We dropped below the ridge on the south side, crossing difficult terrain, scrambling over large, slippery rocks in poor visibility. The ascent back up to the summit was steep, and a bit hair raising in the conditions. Hands were required as rocks were treacherous, and moss gave way suddenly under our feet. We were relieved to reach the top, knowing the worst section from Cruach Mhor and Big Gun was behind us, and we could relax for the rest of the walk to Cnoc na Toinne. On the plus side, the weather improved a llittle near the top, and we got occasional glimpses of the land below, both to the north and south. Light raced across the ground, under dramatic clouds that seemed to boil and churn, and the show made us feel our "ordeal" had been well worth while. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/18190/
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Cnoc na Peiste is a beautiful mountain accessible .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
Saturday, 11 June 2005 was WaterAid Munro Challen .. by philpotts   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
i found this picture of cnoc na peiste .. by collywog   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
The object of our Challenge from the west.. .. by philpotts   (Show all for Knocknapeasta (Cnoc na Péiste))
 
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