14km (8.5 miles)
Distance
Hard/Strenuous
Grade
1050m (3444ft)
Height gain
MacGillycuddy’s Reeks
Mountain range

Carrauntoohil – guided ascent of Ireland’s highest mountain (Hard/Strenuous)

Carrauntoohil is located in County Kerry and is the prominent peak in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks
mountain range. Meaning ‘Tuathal’s sickle’ it is the highest mountain on the island of Ireland at
1,039 metres (approx. 3,400 ft).

About Carrauntoohil guided hike

Starting at Cronin’s Yard the hike heads into the Hag’s Glen and ascends via the Devil’s Ladder (the
major access route to the mountain) to the saddle at 734m.

Turning right we then ascend the mountain via a broad spur to reach the prominent summit cross at 1039m.

We retrace our steps to the saddle before heading down the zig-zag path to rejoin the track in the floor of the Hag’s Glen and return to our start point.

(Please note: Strictly no dogs allowed)

MEETING POINT Car park at Cronin’s Yard (GR V 836 873) | 09.15 – 09.30 start
RETURN TIME Approx. 16.00
TERRAIN Rocky mountain paths and steep mountainside
EQUIPMENT Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (NO jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
TRANSPORT
There is no transport available from Dublin for this hike
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Professional mountain leader with first aid certification and full insurance.
Insights into the history, flora and fauna of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks
Specialist hiking clothing.
Food and drink.
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OSI Discovery Series Map: Sheet 78

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december 2019

No hikes or courses

january 2020

No hikes or courses

february 2020

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march 2020

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Caurrantoohil guided hike