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"Guided walk Carrauntoohil" Available for booking on Airbnb
- Meet time at 09:30 am
- Total distance of 13.5 km (8.5 miles approx.)
- About 950 metres (3,100 feet) total ascent
- 6+ hours duration
Discount for groups. STRENUOUS walks booking:
- One person €60
- 2 (€60 per person)
- 3 or 4 (€48 pp)
- 5 or 6 (€42 pp)
Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,039 metres of height (3,405 feet) on The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry.
Walking easy first into the Hag’s Glen for 45 minutes to warm up. Then with short scrambles on the mountain path north of Lough Gouragh, and steep climb heading via O’Shea's Gully to the col on Beenkeragh ridge. Bearing southeast about 25 minutes to the summit. Taking our time to enjoy the views, take pictures, and have lunch break.
The way down will be via Devil’s Ladder, a steep gully where some scrambling down is required; or Zig-Zag path; depending on weather conditions and safety.
Please, see hiking gear advice on HIKING page, link below.
“We had a fantastic day on our climb to Carrauntoohil with Cesar. He was a great guide and went at our pace, being mindful of safety at all times. His knowledge of the mountains is very impressive and he took us on a quieter route which made it very interesting for us. Cesar was a great companion for the day. We recommend his trip highly and look forward to doing another climb with him in the near future.”
Beenkeragh with stunning views is the second-highest peak in Ireland at 1,008 metres (3,300 ft)
"Guided hike Beenkeragh" Available for booking on Airbnb
- Distance of 12 km
- Total climbing 950 metres
- Duration 6.5 hours
On our approach to the mountain we walk into Hag’s Glen for one hour before our first rest, with some scrambling we reach the base of the Hag’s Tooth at 500 metres high.
We then prepare for the summit and the actual climb, with short scrambles and steep climb we will head up via the corrie between Knockbrinnea and Hag’s Tooth Ridge.
From the top we can see the finest views of Beenkeragh Ridge which join to Carrauntoohil within a distance of 1,000 metres, and the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula.
After lunch break at the summit, if the weather is good we could explore some spots on the Beenkeragh Ridge to take some pictures and back to the summit.
Descent to Lisleibane via the northern slopes of Knockbrinnea with amazing views toward Dingle Peninsula and The Atlantic Ocean all the way down.
Caher, Carrauntoohil & Beenkeragh in one go
One of the finest hikes in Kerry near The Atlantic Ocean
The boundary Cork - Kerry in Beara Peninsula
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