He observes, approaches and explores the mountains from every angle, and will advise about the most suitable route. Cesar is happiest when he is at one with nature and thrives on the mindfulness he enjoys on every of his walks and hikes. Many fellow hikers comment on how they too, find walking with Cesar a truly mindful experience.
He's an experienced guide, fully insured (Public Liability Insurance) and able to navigate on the mountains safely under any weather conditions.
Since moving to live in Ireland from his native Spain, he was touched by the beauty of Ireland, especially the South West. During the last 6 years Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges in Ireland and extensively explored Killarney National Park (including Purple Mountain) the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks from the Gap of Dunloe to Lough Acoose, Mangerton and other Mountains of Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas.
He's a member of Mountaineering Ireland and Bishopstown Hillwalking Club (BHC). Cesar regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for the Club, and has organised and coordinated walking holidays for BHC members in his homeland - the Alicante Mountains, Spain.
"In beauty may you walk"
Killarney town is surrounded by Killarney National Park and a series of mountain ranges which combine geometrical profiles, dramatic contrasts and beautiful colours.
After a walk, you can enjoy its peaceful and friendly atmosphere, and the kindness and hospitality of the local people.
Water running from streams, rivers, waterfalls and lakes along to The Wild Atlantic Ocean; woodlands with native and ancient trees covered in moss; wild flowers, ferns, heather and bracken; deer, wild goats, white-tailed eagles, foxes; remains of dwellings built by earlier inhabitants thousands of years ago will cause you to pause.
Walking in this scenery will enhance the positive side of your personality and you will be filled with a sense of well-being.
The journey through The Gap of Dunloe showcases the grey and purple majesty of Purple Mountain and the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, which contrasts with Mangerton Plateau and the dramatic mountain passes around Horses Glen.
There is the vibrant magic and prevalent green of summer in the valleys and woodlands of Killarney National Park, which transforms into a rich tapestry of differing shades of golden browns as summer turns to autumn over the mountains of Co. Kerry.
Hill - Mindful - Walking will improve fitness, stamina, and the performance of the heart and lungs; it will help to cope with stress, and lower blood pressure. It is an effective way to strengthen the immune system and to manage moods, depression and anxiety. It also helps to sleep better and control body weight.
After a walk, you might feel a little bit tired, but have the impression that time passed quickly and have a feeling of happiness and well-being. Those are the signs that you enjoyed thoroughly the walk.
When we practice hillwalking, in a natural way we activate some aspects of mindfulness, like:
as we walk at a comfortable pace.
KMH walks take place on varied terrain at different paces. Some sections of the routes will be over tough moorland areas and broken ground, ascending hills and mountains occasionally over steep ground.
Often we do short stops to catch our breath; to admire the mountains, nature and wildlife; to take pictures; or have lunch break.
Do not forget the social aspect of walking in a group and the many benefits which it confers.
KMH adheres to Mountaineering Ireland access policy when hillwalking:
Hillwalking gear advisable for safety, comfort, and to cope with Irish weather. It will help to keep you dry, an important factor to enjoy a long walk when is raining.