On 17 July, 2013 I organised for a party of six to climb Carrauntoohil. Our group ranged in ages for 15 to 68 and none of our group had p,reviously climbed the mountain, so it was important for us to have a guide. Outdoors Ireland came highly recommended as our son had done a course with Nathan a number of years ago.
We met our guide Dave at Kate Kearney's Cottage. He welcomed us and did a quick check on our boots and clothing. He gave us one very helpful piece of advice and that was to wear a finer pair of socks under our thicker socks to protect from blisters. He then checked our water supplies and emphasised the importance of drinking frequently on the hike. He said the day was hot and we would go at a nice leisurely pace. We then drove to our starting point for the hike and we set off on our climb. Dave was an excellent guide who bonded with every group member. I would highly recommed and individual or group thinking of climbing Carrauntoohil to go with Outdoor Ireland.
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