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Fantastic experience hiking up Ireland's highest peak

John was an excellent guide, he was patient and caring as i needed more stops along the way up. He... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2022
NiddyDiddy
Super day , super guide!

John is an excellent, experienced and friendly guide. I was part of a small group he brought to the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2020 via mobile

John was a fantastic guide and I don’t know if I would’ve been able to complete the climb without his expertise and guidance. It was pretty difficult conditions with poor visibility but having John lead us meant not only that we completed the summit but were able to enjoy it too. It was great to head back down a different route to explore some more of Carrauntoohil and felt safe knowing John was guiding. I’d highly recommend getting a guide if it’s your first time as the conditions can change so quickly and no better Kerry man for the job than John! 10/10 John thanks a bunch!

Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 July 2020 via mobile

Glad we went with a guide. John is an excellent guide and a true Kerry man. Would recommend for an adventure.

Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 July 2020

We loved our stay in An Tigín. We stayed the night before climbing Carrantoohill and it was a short 4 min drive to where our hike began. The place was clean, cosy and a lovely experience we will never forget. John was so helpful with tips on the local area from hiking to best places to eat. We would love to stay again when back in Kerry.

Date of experience: July 2020
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lodgeandreeksguiding, Owner at The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2020

Thanks Aoifana Thanks so much for your kind words much appreciated review Regards John

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Reviewed 12 July 2020

Exceptional, worth every penny. John is a class guide, good craic and takes you on an adventure! Would recommend to any group.

Date of experience: July 2020
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lodgeandreeksguiding, Owner at The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2020

Thanks John much appreciated review Glad all enjoyed the Reeks Experience and ye'r kerry adventure week Regards John

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Reviewed 10 July 2020

This was our first time climbing Carrauntoohil. John was an excellent guide. I'd say that he knows every inch of the Hag's Glen. We were a bit apprehensive before climbing: we had no idea of the difficulty or danger. John put us at ease and a full loop of the Glen made for a very enjoyable and easy day's climb. There is no doubt is it a dangeous mountain if you don't know what you are doing and we were vey happy that John was there. I wouldn't have fancied climbing it without his experitise. His being a member of Kerry Mountain Rescue also helps with any doubts. He figured out a nice pace for us without us even realising it. He has a lovely relaxed manner but he is well able to move the pace up as well if that's what you want. He always injected good humour into the conversations and was very knowledgable on every aspect of the mountain, of climbing, on activities, geography, history, local stories. I'd love to do the climb again and John will be the guide the next time around as well. :-)

Date of experience: July 2020
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lodgeandreeksguiding, Owner at The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2020

Thanks Liam & Una sure was a great day Glad ye both had fun and enjoyed a challenging day well done Thanks for review much appreciated Take Care Regards John

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