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Quick facts for kidsMaumturks (Maamturks)
|Irish: Mhám Toirc; pass of the boar|
Maumturk Mountains, looking southeastwards from the Inagh Valley, with Knocknahillion's distinctive "diagonal stripes" featuring centre.
|Peak||Binn idir an dá Log|
|Elevation||702 m (2,303 ft)|
|Length||25 km (16 mi) North West to South East|
|English translation||The pass of the boar|
|Language of name||Irish language|
|Location||Connemara, County Galway, Ireland|
|Country||Republic of Ireland|
|Provinces of Ireland||Connacht|
|Mountain type||Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top|
|Normal route||"Maamturks Challenge"|
The Maumturks or Maamturks (Irish: Sléibhte Mhám Toirc; the mountain of the pass of the boar) is a long, broadly-straight mountain range, consisting of weathered quartzite peaks in its central section, located in Connemara in County Galway, in the west of Ireland. The range lies opposite the Twelve Bens, on the other side of the Inagh Valley (a Western Way route).
The walk of the full range (from Maam Cross to Leenaun), is considered one of the "great classic ridge-walks of Ireland", and since 1975, the University College Galway Mountaineering Club, has run the annual "Maamturks Challenge", a walk covering the entire 25–kilometre range in a single day. Near the centre of the range in a deep valley is Irish: Máméan, a site of pilgrimage dedicated to Saint Patrick.
List of peaks
|Rank||Mountain peak||Elevation||English Name|
|1||Binn idir an dá Log||702 m (2,303 ft)||Benadolug‡|
|2||Binn Bhriocáin||667 m (2,188 ft)||Letterbreckaun|
|3||Binn Mhór||661 m (2,169 ft)||Binn Mhor|
|4||Binn Chaonaigh||633 m (2,077 ft)||Binn Chaonaigh|
|5||Mullach Glas||622 m (2,041 ft)||Mullach Glas|
|6||An Meall Dubh||618 m (2,028 ft)||Leenaun Hill|
|7||Binn Mhairg||612 m (2,008 ft)||Binn Mhairg|
|8||Corcogemore| 609 m (1,998 ft)||-||9||Cnoc na hUilleann||607 m (1,991 ft)||Knocknahillion|
(‡) The anglicised version is rarely used or marked on any maps; a more common anglicised name is the incorrect name of "Barrslievenaroy" (or "Baurslievenaroy"), which is a nearby townland on the slopes of Binn idir an Da Log.
(*) Cartographer Tim Robinson notes: "the Ordnance Survey has been incorrectly calling this mountain 'Leckavrea' for a hundred and fifty years." "Lackavrea" (Ir. Leic Aimhréidh) is the mountain to the east on the other side of Mám Aodha.
While the Maumturks are not known for rock climbing, the Loch Mhám Ochóige area of the range has rock climbs in the V-Diff to HVS grades.
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