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BrookeMorales
London, UK1,812 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Friends
You don't have to hike up Irelands highest mountain if you do not have time or aren't prepared enough.
You can still walk around the lower parts taking in the breathtaking scenery. Rugged landscapes, rivers and imposing peaks. There is a car park at the foot of the mountain where you can park for €2.
Written March 31, 2024
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CaitrionaRyan
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
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May 2022
This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has corroded, making the climb up and down exciting, but highly rewarding.
The trails are well-marked, and the various terrain makes this amazing walk a terrific visitor challenge.

There are no facilities along this route; everything's at the trail start. Dogs are not allowed on trails due to many livestock. Like the mountains, the weather changes quickly, causing tourists some trouble, thus all equipment must be well-organized. The closest spot to visit is the Cronin`s Yard
Written May 26, 2022
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Anna M
Dublin, Ireland343 contributions
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Jul 2021
It might sound like a small hill, but do not underestimate it! As you start pretty low there is a decent elevation before you got to the top.

I would be really afraid to do it without a proper gear as there are loose rocks on a way that would require good walking boots. The weather can change drastically within minutes so tat has to be taken into account. We were quite unlucky with the weather, it rained most of the time and was really really cold and windy on the top!

But the view is worth the hassle!!
Written July 12, 2021
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Nuala O
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
We climbed Carrauntoohil recently under the superb guidance of Mossie Walsh (Mountain Adventure Walks).
Mossie’s knowledge of the mountain, it’s routes, flora & fauna, and folklore, is excellent making the journey so enjoyable.
We were fortunate to have good weather. The views were spectacular. Would highly recommend Mossie as a guide.
Written July 4, 2021
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isabella1970
Armagh, UK190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
There is no fresh water supply along this route so be sure to bring sufficient quantities with you.Large parts of it are loose shale rock so footing is very precarious. This is not a climb for an amatuer climber. Some of the route is little more that the width of your feet with hundreds of feet of a sheer drop were you to lose your footing.
Written September 23, 2020
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lanmad
Belfast, UK4 contributions
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Aug 2020
It was a windy and wet day but still was lovely as we had the right type of gear. Bring extra layers as it is cold up on the top.
Written September 22, 2020
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Martin
Antrim, UK12 contributions
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Sep 2020 • Couples
Recommended decent using the ZigZag route in Cnoc Na Toinne as Devils Ladder is a tough climb never mind decent.

Overall incredible hike with great views from the top.
Written September 11, 2020
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Louise M
Galway, Ireland27 contributions
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Jul 2020
Great mountain climb. We really enjoyed this. Took about 5 hours and the scenery was breathtaking. Great to have toilet facilities open near car parking area.
Written September 9, 2020
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Roger J
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
a huge thanks to Kerry Climbing for getting 2 enthusiastic but inexperienced 50 something people to the top!
Written August 5, 2020
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Wolfhound130
Wicklow, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Best descision was getting a guide for our climb rather than climbing it ourselves....what an incredible experience. From the initial contact with Catherine in the office who replied to my email late at night within an hour of me hitting send ( impressive ! ) the information pre-hike was very extensive and helpful for our preparations. This has been on our bucket list for quite some time. We researched all those providing guided hikes of Carrauntoohil and chose Kerryclimbing because of their stand out experience and professionalism. They also came highly recommended from local tourist offices and any accommodations we asked for advice. They are very highly regarded locally as the best at what they do. On the morning of the climb Catherine met us at the start of the hike to check us in and introduce us to our guides. Again very professional and everyone was warm and engaging and good fun from the get-go. We were guided on the day by Keith and Pearce, both instilled a sense of being in good hands and we started with a briefing on safety before setting off. During the course of the climb you could see the guides were monitoring us at all times but in a non intrusive way. We heard lots of stories about mountain rescues ( both guides are members of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team ) the geology of how the mountains were formed, even how old the rocks are!! Different wild plants spotted and named along the way. Also I found quite fascinating to hear of the clans that lived in the Hags Glen hundreds of years ago. We could even see Dursey Island from the top and Piaras had a lot of knowledge on the history there, its obvious this guy is a bit of a history buff but the way he passes the information on is quite enthralling. Kerryclimbing are up there with the best guides we've ever used. Thanks guys for a day we will never forget and for the great video, nice touch! If you want a safe day in the Irish mountains book Kerryclimbing for a fun informative unforgettable experience. They are quite simply top of their game.
We will be back to do O Shea's Gully and will most definitely be booking Kerryclimbing again!
Written June 23, 2020
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