I am a Canadian with experience climbing some of the prized peaks in Canada's Rockies. I accompanied my wife for a trip to Ireland for a Conference in Dublin and decided to use my spare time to get into some real Irish mountaineering. I did my research and decided to engage Kerry Climbing and Piaras to guide me up an Irish Classic - Howling Ridge. Kerry Climbing secured two other young climbers to join us to create a dynamic 4-some. A fantastic day - Howling Ridge did not disappoint. Some great climbing and amazing views. While not as high as Canadian Summits, the quality of the climb was top notch. What really impressed me was Piaras' focus on safety and making sure that our team did an authentic Howling Ridge climb (no shortcuts). I specifically noted the time Piaras spent educating our team on safety, alpine knots and methods and the history and geology of the area. Climbing is not a job for Kerry Climbing but rather a passion!
I would highly recommend Piaras and Kerry Climbing for both novice and experienced climbers and Trekkers. The commitment to safety, education and a fantastic experience was truly noteworthy. The trip to the top of Ireland was a memorable experience.
Thank you Kerry Climbing!