Saturday, 18 March 2006 00:00

3 day backpack Day 2

The team spent a cold night in the Gap and were ready for action at 9.30am. As part of the expedition, DCU sports students are monitoring some of the team as part of there studies, and will be following it through when the team return from the expedition
Published in Beyond Endurance 2006
Friday, 17 March 2006 00:00

3 day backpack Day 1

Through the rhodos, up on to Shehy and across to Purple Mt. where the pressure was on. Conditions were perfect, very frosty to say the least with a strong wind blowing, visibility deteriorated as we approached the summit. The descent was a bit too much for a few after the first day all carrying 20 kg approx, most hurrying in to camp before dark for a much needed hot drink and food.
Published in Beyond Endurance 2006
Friday, 17 March 2006 00:00

3 day backpack Day 0

The second self assessment for the South Georgia crossing was an excellent weekend. Everyone met in the Killarney Valley hotel on Thursday night with great expectations of what we had in store for them on Paddy’s Day and where they would be staying for the following 2 nights. After pairing off at Kates the team set off up the river Laune to 3 boats and after a wet and rough ride across to Glena, they were briefed that their rib couldn’t make a landing and had swim in.
Published in Beyond Endurance 2006
Friday, 07 August 2009 10:51

Carrauntoohil

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Trips: Corran Tuathail 1,039m

Distance: 11km approx

Duration: 5-6hrs

Grade: Moderate    

Dates: All year

Price: 75 euro pp (group discounts available)

Climb Corran Tuathail 1039m/ 3414ft Ireland's highest peak, Corran Tuathail attracts thousands of people from all over the world to climb to it's summit. Corrán Tuathail meaning "Tuathal's sickle" towers among the well known MacGillycuddy Reeks. On a fine day, views will extend to the far away mountains, lakes, farmlands of West Cork and Kerry, for as far as a hundred miles. It's a magnificent, rugged, scenic mountain to climb and an experience that one doesn't forget. We have over 8 different routes to climb this mountain with our experienced guides and grades that suit beginner to the most experienced mountaineer throughout the year. We also organise Climbs & Challenges for individuals, clubs, charities and companies. Have a look at at the image gallery on this page or our main gallery for some recent photos climbing Carrauntoohil.

Dates

We offer Carrauntoohil walks & climbs all year round on the last Saturday of each month and other selected dates. If you have 4 or more people we can arrange an experienced guide for any date throughout the year. We also offer scrambling and climbing for those who would like to take it up a level. Some popular routes/climbs available are Devils Ladder, O'Sheas Gully, Curve Gully, Heavenly Gates, Howling Ridge, Carrauntoohil via Caher, Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh. We also offer Winter ascents, some for the experienced climber only!

Gear required

Below is a recommended basic hillwalking gear list. If you don't have some of the gear, please contact us and there is no problems arranging some options from the guide on the day. You will find the more you do hillwalking, the more good gear becomes important. You do not have to buy all of the below unless you are going to do more in near future, but if possible try to borrow some of it and we can give you some advice on the day before you buy your own. Please contact us and advise us if you dont have the items below especially the required ones marked *** ***

One pair of good walking/mountaineering boots.

Waterproof clothing- Jacket and Trousers *  

Backpack- carry your lunch and spare clothing

Warm Top *

Warm Hat & Gloves 

Walking Poles- optional

1 x Flask with hot drink *Optional *

Private Groups

The most popular option for many of our clients.

We reguraly organise day long excursions,weekend & mid-week breaks and outings for individuals, coporate groups, sports teams, families and friends. The benefits are endless and we can organise all the logistics for you, from transport to accommodation, team building, military bootcamps, walking, trekking, abseiling....the activities are endless. We are your one stop adventure company who pride ourselves on providing the best of adventures in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Please contact our office to further discuss the benefits of a private course or guided walk/expedition you would like to challenge your team, group, family or friends with!

Testimonials

"Thank you for arranging the climb last saturday. it was a brilliant experience and we really enjoyed it despite the weather, we will be back to see more scenery!!" - Mags Goldsmith"

Thanks for brilliant day" - Lisa Northridge

"Hi Pat, Lorraine & Niall Just wanted to thank you all again for all your help and guidance on our recent journey up Carrauntoohil for Cystic Fibrosis. It was certainly spectacular, tough at times and a great day overall even with the weather. looking forward to seeing ye all again." - John the fireman Timmins

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