G8386 : Binn Bhán

taken 6 years ago, near to Cronagass and Lettermore, Donegal, Ireland

Binn Bhán
Binn Bhán
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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Subject Location
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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