News 2022

Title:  'New' Mountain in the "Highest Hundred" list
Date:  10/08/2022

Cove Mountain in the Mournes was thought to have a prominence or drop of under 100m but a new survey on 4th August 2022 shows that the figure should be 101.6m. This puts it into the MountainViews “Highest Hundred” list at position number 94, just above Muckanaght in the Twelve Bens.

There’s now ten of the “Highest Hundred” summits in the Mournes. So, if you are summiteering them or the list in the Mountaineering Ireland “Irish Peaks” book, make sure not to miss Cove Mountain. It’s just north of Slievelamagan which is another one.

The astute may ask what mountain has now been squeezed out of the Highest Hundred – the answer is Coomcallee in the Dunkerrons on the Iveragh Peninsula. Our advice is that we would expect perhaps a couple more changes to the Highest Hundred as surveying finalises things – perhaps there will be ‘demotions’ so maybe Coomcallee will come back. Always get to the top of mountains if you are near them.

Top of Cove Mountain, January 2019

Photo: Top of Cove Mountain, Jan 2019.

Other recent list changes:

Binn Mhór West in the Maamturks becomes an Arderin because it has a prominence scraping through at 30.1m and a height of 595.8m.

Binn Mhor West 

Photo: Binn Mhór West.

Report and photos by Simon Stewart.


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