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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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Susan K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mike took us up on our walk through the devils ladder. He was such a lovely man and so friendly. He made sure we all stayed together and looked after us so well. He was so informative too and told us lots of things about the mountain. We wouldn’t have done it without a guide and he was just fabulous.
Written 21 May 2024
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CJ 👍. Enjoy life be happy
United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Beautiful weather with fantastic views. Went Brother O Sheas Gulley and descended through the Heavenly Gates. Lovely group really enjoyed the day
Written 11 May 2024
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Many thanks for taking the time to review your day with us, we genuinely appreciate it. Glad to hear that you found your guide to be both interesting and fun too ! A huge congratulations on ticking off Ireland's highest peak, well done. Thanks for booking with us and hope to see you again in the future sometime. Mise le meas, Catherine and all at KerryClimbing !
Written 20 May 2024
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Patrick A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A very interesting and comprehensive course. The instructor gave us lots of very useful and relevant material and explained it thoroughly, following up then with practical applications that we could go ahead and use on our own hiking adventures in the future.
Written 10 May 2024
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Thanks Patrick for leaving such a positive review on our popular One Day Mountain Proficiency & Navigation Course. It is such a great course and will stand to you very well in many future mountain adventures, I'm sure! Piaras is a great instructor and passes on his knowledge easily, so it is great to hear that you found his style thorough as there is certainly a lot to take on board during this comprehensive course. Wishing you all the best for your future days exploring the hills with your map and compass, safe hiking ! From Catherine and the KerryClimbing team.
Written 20 May 2024
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Jack
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I recently completed the Mountain Proficiency Course with Kerry Climbing. It was well organised, professional and really informative. The navigation concepts were clearly explained and were easy to follow. As an added bonus, the course was conducted in a friendly enjoyable manner.
Written 10 May 2024
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Thanks for the great review. That just sums up our One Day Mountain Proficiency and Navigation Course so well. It is an intense course with lots of information being passed on but in an easy to follow and fun manner. We hope you continue to learn when out exploring while out practicing those newly learned skills. Happy adventuring ! From Catherine, Piaras and all at KerryClimbing.
Written 20 May 2024
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cmjn11
Drogheda, Ireland26 contributions
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Had a brilliant day climbing Carrauntoohil with Piaras and a really nice group of people. Piaras was an excellent guide, brought us safely to the peak and back, was really informative but also great craic along the way. Would highly recommend Kerry Climbing if you're planning on climbing Carrauntoohil, the information and knowledge Piaras has about the mountain is worth the fee on its own, but also great to be in safe hands and know that you're on the right path. He also comes in handy when you lose the sole of your boot on the way down (cheers Roy for the sock)
Written 10 May 2024
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Ha, like what you did there in the title :) Glad Piaras was able to manage your loose boot sole ( our guides are well versed in doing so as it is more common than you might expect ) Great to hear you had such a great day on Eisc na bhFiach / O' Shea's Gully with us, it is a wonderful route and Piaras is indeed a fountain of knowledge on The MacGillycuddy's Reeks and their history, local interest etc. As you say, it adds so much to the climb not having to worry about route finding and just leaving that up to your guide. Big congrats on ticking off the BIG ONE and thanks for choosing to so so with us ! 'Til next time, Catherine and the team at KerryClimbing.
Written 20 May 2024
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Patrick F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Another wonderful day out with last Saturday, this time Carrauntoohil via Devil's Ladder. Difficult climb but hugely rewarding. Were in very capable hands with our guide Neil and had a great group of companions! Highly recommend Kerry Climbing, very easy to organise, big emphasis on safety, guides know the routes inside out and fine tune to the abilities of the group, keeps it challenging but not impossible!
Written 7 May 2024
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Safari53798904146
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Incredible experience with a fantastic guide , hard to put into words but I highly highly recommend and look forward to next venture with kerryclimbing
Written 3 May 2024
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sara o
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We booked a guide with Kerry Climbing as it was our first time heading up Carountoohil and we had the most FANTASTIC day. The guide, Gerry, is an absolute legend. He really knows his stuff and is hilarious. Thankfully we were blessed with the weather but I've no doubt that even if the weather had been miserable we still would have had an excellent day. Even if you are a seasoned climber, I would absolutely recommend booking a tour with Kerry Climbing as the craic is brilliant and having a guide really gives peace of mind that you don't need to worry about choosing the right pathway or anything like that. I will most certainly be booking with them again next time I'm planning an adventure!
Written 1 May 2024
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Amy F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Has the most amazing day out with Gerry's group. The climb was tough but Gerry made sure we all made it to the top with lots of laughter and some tears in between. Blessed with the day we got the views were spectacular and Gerry's knowledge was second to none even if I did fail the exam at the end 😂😂 I would highly recommend your service and most importantly Gerry as your guide if you can. What a legend! What a day, still can't believe I climbed the highest mountain in Ireland 🫶
Written 30 April 2024
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Ciara C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Thanks to Catherine and Neil (our guide) for a fantastic day - everything was so well organised and Neil was a font of knowledge.

Whilst we saw people hiking without a guide, I would definitely advise to avail of the services of a guide and Kerry Climbing are top of their game.

Neil kept us so well informed throughout, kept us at a steady pace and got us all back down off the mountain safely and on time!

We made our 5.41pm train back to Dublin - by the skin of our teeth!

What a fantastic day out! Thank you Kerry Climbing!
Written 30 April 2024
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