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SCHEDULED WEEKLY ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS. Request availability if suits you other day.
€55 PER PERSON
MEETING TIME at 09:30 am
Guests should have own transport to drive to the starting point Lisleibane car park or Cronin's Yard.
TO CHECK AVAILABILITY OR BOOKING: CALL OR TEXT 18 HOURS BEFORE START TIME 087 611 7848
If the weather is good, some gear could be left into the car.
Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,038 metres of height (3,405 feet) on The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry.
The route with a total distance of 13.5 km (8.5 miles approx.) about 950 metres (3,100 feet) total climbing, and 6+ hours duration. It’s a strenuous walk ideal for a person with a good fitness level and some hill walking experience.
Walking first into the Hag’s Glen for 45 minutes to warm up, then with short scrambles and steep climb we will head via O’Sheas Gully to the summit, where we will have lunch break, and time to enjoy the views and take pictures.
The way down will be via Devil’s Ladder, a steep gully where some scrambling down is required.
The experience of walking to Carrauntoohil summit taking some of the different routes will be challenging for a person with a low or moderate level of fitness. It could be done with the right weather and some extra time but a high motivation is needed.
For a Hike to Carrauntoohil (Strenuous) a good level of fitness is required to complete a route of 6+ hours.
Please, bring: Hiking boots. Waterproof jacket and trousers. Hat and gloves. Small rucksack. Spare thermal fleece. Food and water.