What you'll do
Carrauntoohil is Ireland's highest mountain, with 1,038 metres of height (3,405 feet) on The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry. I will meet with my hiking group at Cronin's Yard Tea Room at 09:30. After checking gear and supplies we will start out our lovely walk. On our way, perhaps we meet sheep, we watch the birds soar, we smell the gorse flower as we walk into Hag’s Glen for one hour before our first rest at the base of the Hag’s Tooth, where we will enjoy our first cup of tea/coffee out in nature. We then prepare for the summit and the actual climb, with short scrambles and steep climb we will head via O’Shea's Gully. Setting off, as we rise higher and higher we are greeted with better and better views, we experience more pleasure than pain. When we finally arrive at the summit we are awestruck by the views, the best in Ireland in a clear day. We can see the entire County of Kerry, the Black Valley, Dingle Peninsula, West Cork, even the Atlantic Ocean. Priceless!! With our well deserved rest, refreshed and elated it's time to descend via Devil’s Ladder, taking our time and being extra careful we work our way down. Finally Cronin's Yard comes into view, a dream fulfilled.
One of the main priorities of Killarney Mindful Hiking (KMHiking) is to promote the enjoyment of walking, safely and responsibly, in the mountains of South West Ireland. KMH is owned by Cesar Lopez, a Spanish mountain guide based in Killarney. As an experienced professional, Cesar will manage the itinerary and spectacular mountain route of your walk very carefully. Since moving to live in Ireland, he was touched by the beauty of this Country. During the last 6 years Cesar has walked most of the mountains ranges, and extensively explored the mountains of Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas. Cesar, regularly leads walks in a voluntary capacity for Bishopstown Hillwalking Club, also he organises hiking tours in Ireland & Spain, and hosts other hiking experiences with Airbnb. He's fully insured (Public Liability Insurance)
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Where you'll be
This mountain range is just 20-30 kilometres from the North Atlantic Ocean which brings extreme and very changeable weather conditions in winter and summer. On the other hand, the beauty of South West Ireland’s coastline, mountains, woodlands and lakes are outstanding. From Carrauntoohil on a clear day there are exceptional views that will remain in your memory forever. The route with a total distance of 13 kilometres (8.5 miles approx.)
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Insurance which cover the hiking activity in case of an accident. Hiking boots and waterproof jacket and trousers are essential items. Spare cloths, food and water in a small rucksack.
The route with a distance of 13 kilometres (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 hillwalking experience. Guests must have own transport to go to meeting-starting point of walk
Guided Walk to Carrauntoohil