G8386 : Binn Bhán

taken 5 years ago, near to Cronagass and Lettermore, Donegal, Ireland

Binn Bhán
Binn Bhán, taken 5 years ago
Meaning 'white peak' Binbane is the second most westerly summit in the Bluestack Mountain area. At 453m it has a trig pillar - because there are clear lines to much of the high ground of Donegal and north Mayo.

I climbed the southern slope which is steeper than the northern side, and apparently this is extremely unusual in Ireland - perhaps due to the southern slopes being made of gritstone, and the summit is made of "Gaugin" Quartzite. A fault on the southern slope may have caused plucking to steepen it during the last ice age, the gritstone not being as strong as quartzite.

Apparently the Bluestacks are ".. a geological nightmare - with about 10 different rock types of different ages chopped up and re-arranged by a bewildering pattern of faults "
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Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
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Irish: geotagged! G 838 869 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.8011N 8:15.0577W
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Irish: geotagged! G 838 869
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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