KerryClimbing
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Kerry Climbing is family run and is the premier and leading Mountain guiding company of the region. A high quality provider of courses in Rock-Climbing, Mountaineering, Navigation + Proficiency, Winter Mountaineering and Skills and much more. We are the leading providers of guided ascents of the MacGillycuddys Reeks mountains in Kerry and of Ireland's highest mountain Corran Tuathail (Carrauntoohil) which stands at 1039 metres. We also guide all the other mountainous areas of southern Ireland. From leisurely nature walks in ancient oak forests to challenging roped climbs and ascents. From the Easy to the Extreme!!! Walking, Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering and courses. We provide full and half day guiding options for individuals or groups and cater for ALL levels of fitness and experience. We also provide corporate team building days and training days for future adventures and peaks. You can be assured of an adventure for everyone!!! "Experience the Adventure"
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

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2022

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N Forde
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Nov 2022 • Couples
We got great information prior to the day with regards to correct gear and what we needed to bring. Good directions to meeting spot. We had a fantastic day. The weather was not kind to us but it didn't deter us. Our guide Pearse was fantastic. He was enthusiastic and good humoured. He was a mine of information and set an excellent pace accommodating all the group members. He was very conscious of safety and it is comforting to know that he was also a member of Kerry mountain rescue team. I would highly recommend getting a guide if planning on climbing Carrantuohil.
Written 8 November 2022
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Howard W
4 contributions
Great Guided tour, very helpful,informative and entertaining! Tough day weather wise ,but our guide Pearse, always kept morale high and it gave everyone a great boost!
Written 30 October 2022
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Ciara T
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Oct 2022
Had the best day out with Piaras and Mike summiting Brandon down Dingle Bay.

Their knowledge was fantastic and we always felt very safe as their first priority was the well being of the group.

C'ant wait for another adventure next year!

Ciara @ The Ross
Written 26 October 2022
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Thanks Ciara, It was a super day out with your team despite being a tad windy! Great that you all reached the summit especially when it was a staff day out with a larger group so well done on all the prep ! We always enjoy guiding the staff from The Ross and are already looking forward to the next one. Thank you so much for booking in with us again and for taking the time to post your feedback on the day here. Best wishes, Catherine, Piaras and Mike.
Written 29 October 2022
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Avril C
Athlone, Ireland5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The Macgillycuddy Reeks are amazing. My daughter and I had a brilliant, memorable, fun and safe day, lead by Piaras. Thankyou so much to KerryClimbing for your guidance. It's my 4th climb with this company and I highly recommend them.
Written 26 October 2022
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Avril, thank you ! We have had the pleasure of guiding you a few times this year and appreciate your repeat business. It's a real vote of confidence when people come back for another adventure in the mountains with us, we appreciate it very much, thanks again. Kindest Regards, Catherine, Piaras and the KC Team.
Written 29 October 2022
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MTreacyIRL
Killarney, Ireland14 contributions
Oct 2022
Piasar & Mike guided ourseleves and our team of 20 up Mt Brandon. 10 Out of 10.
Fantastic guys with huge knowledge of the area. We will be working with them again for future climbs. Thank you both. Marcus
Written 26 October 2022
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Hi Marcus, We always have such a great day with Team Killarney Park Hotel and The Ross ! Great to see employers offering team building days for their staff in the mountains and everyone reached the top and had a great experience, a good day all round. We really appreciate you booking with us and leaving a review too, until next time! Catherine, Piaras, Mike and all at KerryClimbing.
Written 29 October 2022
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Julian M
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
Very enjoyable tour up Carrauntoohill! Even though the weather was terrible, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of our guide.
Written 25 October 2022
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Many thanks, it was a very wet day for sure, but all those waterfalls that not everyone gets to see ! The video sent on to us in the office by your guide Piaras was amazing, there was water everywhere,. Massive well done for reaching the top in those conditions, a challenge for sure but beautiful in its own way I am sure you will agree. Our guides are great at instilling confidence and offering support on such days and glad you appreciated KC Guide Piaras's enthusiasm. Congrats again. Catherine, Piaras and the KC Team.
Written 29 October 2022
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Halleluya Ekandjo
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Lunch at the highest lake in Ireland. Views were just spectacular. Weather was perfect, I like to believe it was my Namibian ancestors looking out for me🫣😅
Written 25 October 2022
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Thank you Halleluya, it was lovely to meet you and Hugh that morning and Piaras really enjoyed the day guiding you to the Roof of Ireland. Lucky to get a window of good weather in between two pretty wet days so maybe it was your ancestors looking out for you !! The views are pretty incredible eh. Well done on climbing Ireland's highest. Kindest Reagrds, Catherine.
Written 29 October 2022
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michael L
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Sep 2022
Excellent weather and excellent guide in Keith. It was a perfect day, cloudless sky and a great day had by all who climbed up via the Devils ladder and down the Zig Zags.
Written 11 October 2022
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Congratulations on climbing Corrán Tuathail for the first time ! Well done on this achievement. Great to get a good weather day too for your first time, you may be tempted to return for an alternative route another day. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to Keith. Your review is very much appreciated. Catherine and the KC Team.
Written 29 October 2022
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David B
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Brandon hike. Great day out with the very knowledgeable Piaras and Sean. Very highly recommend hike with kerry climbing.
Written 11 October 2022
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Thanks David for your 5 star review of your climb of Mount Brandon via The Paternoster Lakes route, it is such a stunning hike on a wonderful mountain. Piaras and Séan enjoyed the day with you all, well done on reaching the summit. Thanks for booking with us. Catherine, Séan and Piaras.
Written 29 October 2022
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Aidan O
County Kerry, Ireland72 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Went on a Mount Brandon hike and took a navigation skills course with Kerry Climbing, really enjoyed both.

They are informative, experienced, engaged, friendly, thorough, and responsive to any queries in advance…everything you would hope for when availing of such services.
Written 11 October 2022
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Thanks Aidan, two great activities to choose and great to hear that you rated both so highly. Mount Brandon is simply stunning and our Mountain Proficiency and Navigation Course a great one to have under your belt for when you venture into the mountains. We appreciate you taking time out to post a review of your experience with us. Hope to see you again ! take care, Catherine, Piaras and all at KC.
Written 29 October 2022
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