Hike to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil on this spectacular guided hike. Feast your eyes on county Kerry’s breath-taking scenery of wild and untouched landscapes. Available on Saturdays, Feb to Nov. Min 1 Max 10.
Join us on this once in a lifetime hiking adventure to the very top of Ireland. Carrauntoohil is an impressive pyramid shaped mountain that soars 1040 metres into the Killarney skyline and sits high upon its throne of the MacGillyCuddy Reeks. It offers striking views of steep gullies, glaciated formed lakes and knife edge ridges that have been carved out and shaped by nature.
Walking Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles approximately
Height Gain: 981 metres
Carrauntoohill, which forms part of the MacGillicuddy’s Reeks is a significant mountain and should only be undertaken by experienced walkers who are familiar with negotiating very steep ground and with scrambling techniques. Walkers are advised to ensure they have this experience and to wear suitable hiking clothing and footwear – Please refer to ‘What to bring’ for recommended gear list.
This activity is also available as a private experience.
A French speaking guide is available for this hike on request.
Professional and experienced guide (French speaking upon request).
Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
Warm drink and water (1 litre approx)
Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.
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