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First rate adventure.

Spent two days hiking and scrambling with Piaras. The routes were challenging, scenic and a great... read more

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Earlier this year I was planning a trip to Kenmare, Ireland to attend a wedding and was looking for... read more

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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"
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“howling ridge” (56 reviews)
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LOCATION
Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent two days hiking and scrambling with Piaras. The routes were challenging, scenic and a great deal of fun. Piaras is an exceptional guide- knowledgeable, concerned with safety but also makes sure everyone has a great time. Catherine is also wonderful- very helpful in selecting...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Earlier this year I was planning a trip to Kenmare, Ireland to attend a wedding and was looking for an outdoor adventure to add to my Irish experience. When I realized I would be near Carrauntoohil, the highest point in Ireland, I was intrigued. A...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have any interest at all in the outdoors, and have the ability, try this trek up Ireland’s highest mountain. You won’t regret having the company, the culture, and the guidance of Kerry Climbing

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Reviewed 4 days ago

When I climb or scramble in new unfamiliar areas I always hire a guiding service with good success. However, occasionally stubble across a great service and Kerry Climbing one of them. The office was extremely helpful and responsive setting things up but the key is...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first time actually climbing outdoors. It was my 17 year old son and myself (50). We loved it! There were a couple more experienced climbers as well and they made the trip work for everyone. Very safety conscious and did a great...More

Thank Julia T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Piaras,our guide and MD of Kerry Climbing made our day with his enthusiasm, knowledge, stories, safety and good humour. No worries as we had a qualified mountain rescue guy leading so we just concentrated on the scenery, stunned by the beauty and amazed by our...More

Thank Melina J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have climbed Carrauntoohill on 22nd June which was a sunny blue skies day so the views were amazing at the top and well worth the effort getting to the top. Our guide Michael from Kerry Climbing was great and let us...More

Thank Betty R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Piaras led a fantastic ascent of Caroontahil. Highly recommended and also good to go with a guide since it can be tricky. Don't hesitate to book with them.

Thank Voosti
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself & two friends decided we wanted to take on the devils ladder route of hiking up Carrauntoohil. After discussing this amongst ourselves we decided to book a guide with Kerry Climbing. Our guide was Mike and he was fantastic. We had a great hike...More

Thank Natalie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I considered climbing Carrauntoohil myself but I was glad I decided to ascent the mountain under the guidance of Piaras Kelly from Kerry Climbing. Piaras knows this place like the back of his hand; from all the mountain tops of the Reeks, to the fauna...More

Thank Kevin H
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Lorraine F
27 May 2018|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lorraine, Not much equipment is needed. The guides recommend hiking boots, everything else is optional really depending on the weather. I've only been up there myself twice and in the winter months it is extremely cold... More
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Jessy T
4 October 2016|
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Response from SeanDaSheep | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you would be hard pushed to get the start point without a car. It's down a few back country roads but I can't remember the name of the point
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Andrea B
22 September 2016|
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Response from DJaIreland | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea If you get the chance to climb carentoohil just do it as it's fantastic and a great day out. That said book kerry climbing as it's dangerous and easy to get lost without a professional guide. Make sure and bring... More
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