A totally exhilirating and brilliant experience,with views of what must be amongst the most beautiful in the world
This is a wonderful scenic mountain but it is a 'Mountain'. If you are not an experienced hill walker with the correct gear do not attempt it unless you have a guide. There is no easy way up Carrantoohil and the route given in the tourist brochures via 'devils Ladder' is a steep scree filled gully which in my opinion... More
Have been up 6 times this year already and turned back once. Seems easy enough, for anyone who regularly hill walks, to get up but its this lack of care that gets many hurt. Always be aware of where you are and your limits. Better to return and live to climb again than take unnecessary risks. Clear day- the view... More
although not a huge mountain compared to maybe other countries the views are breath taking ,the climb up the loose shale type rock on the devils ladder could be daunting , always climb safely
For my money, it's the best maountain in Ireland to hike, and not just because it's the highest. The variation in scenery and types of terrain make it a good challenge, but it's well worth the effort!
Well worth a climb on a clear day. Best views I have ever experienced! Give yourself plenty of time (we took 5 hours round trip) Its nice to sit at the top for a well earned rest after a hard climb. Make sure to follow paths & wear suitable footwear. We went up the devils ladder, was a little slippy... More
My husband and I didn't make it to the summit. It was very cloudy that day so we wouldn't be able to see anything but the hand in front of our face. The hike/walk up to devil's ladder is breathtaking. Beautiful mountain views, waterfalls and two lakes. It was our favorite hike on our trip!
If you really want to push your body to limits, it may be one of the places to visit in cold/ damp weather. Don’t go to top when you feel it’s not right but walk as much as you can.
Our summit, at 1039m or 3414ft. Challenging enough so give it the whole day. Many ways to go up and down, but no easy way! Be prepared for everything. Plenty of energy snacks and water if it's a hot day. At Cronin's yard, there is plenty of car parking and a little shop. Also showers and toilets there. So it's... More
Loved the challenge and the views. A great feeling to have climbed the highest mountain in Ireland. A must for any outdoors enthusiast.
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