Friday, 07 August 2009 10:51
Published in Hillwalking

Climb Carrauntoohil

Climb Carrauntoohil

  • Overview

  • Dates/Routes

  • Gear required

  • Private Groups

  • Guides

  • Testimonials

  • Video Testimonials


Trips: Carrauntoohil 1,039m/3,414ft

 

Distance: 11km approx

 

Duration: 5-6hrs

 

Grade: Moderate

 

Dates: All year

 

Price: €75 per person (group discounts available)

Climb Carrauntoohil - Ireland's Highest Peak

Climb Carrauntoohil 1039m/ 3,414ft Ireland's highest peak! Carrauntoohil 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 organize 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.

 The Step/Upper Coombs Route mixed walking scrambling

We offer Carrauntoohil walks & climbs all year round on 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 Devil's Ladder, O'Shea's Gully, Curve Gully, Heavenly Gates, Howling Ridge, Carrauntoohil via Caher, Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh. We also offer winter ascents, some for the experienced climber only!

 

 

Below is a recommended basic hillwalking gear list. If you don't have some of the gear, please contact us as there is no problem arranging some options from the guide on the day. You will find the more you hillwalk, themore important good gear really is! 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

 

Video about the Gear you will need:

The most popular option for many of our clients.

We regularly organize day long excursions, weekend & mid-week breaks and outings for individuals, corporate groups, sports teams, families and friends. The benefits are endless and we can organize 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.

 

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Please contact us 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! 

Guides

We have some of the most experienced guides, not alone in Kerry but in the world.

Working together to make your journey as safe and secure as possable.

 

Pat falvey

Pat

 

Pat is CEO of Irish and Worldwide Adventures  which is Ireland's leading adventure company specialising in outdoor activities from beginners to the most experienced adventurers. More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe O'Leary

Joe Guide

 

Joe is a guide for Ireland, Africa, Russia and in the Himalayas. Trainer & Expedition Co-ordinator. More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pemba Gyalje

Pemba Gyalje Sherpa

 

Pemba Gyalje Sherpa was born in northern Nepal and grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest.  His experience as a professional mountain guide has taken him to the Alps and Himalaya. He has been to Everest's summit seven times. More

 

 

 

 

Abina Falvey

Abina Falvey

 

Abina works with our team members that are trekking and on expeditions, supporting them in organising their trips and expeditions and ensuring communication between our leaders, guides and support staff. More

 

 

 

 

 

 

John O'Shea

John

 

John is an adventure consultant, our digital media producer and content creator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have had Presedents to the top Ireland

 

Presedent

 

"Dear Pat,

I havent enjoyed a weekend as much in years. Thanks a million for all your kindness and for getting me up and down those demanding mountains. It was an ambition fuifilled!

You have a very welcoming home and we enjoyed every moment there. Please give our thanks to all the ‘Girls’ and to Joe, Ler, Tim, Niall, Martin and all the gang who made the visit really memorable.

Good luck with all your plans. Will be back....

Le gra, Mary"

- Mary McAleese President of Ireland 2006

 

 

As well as Taoiseachs

 

EndaKenny

 

 

"A wonderful experience, It was a great day out and I really enjoyed the adventure with Pat Falvey and his team."

- Enda Kenny Taoisach of Ireland 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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 a 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

 

What are you waiting for? Contact us today 

Nora Casey

"It was a great achievment.. I was so nervous, but the team of guide were great and made me feel confident. My advice: Is if you want to climb Carruntoohil, take Pat Falvey and his team."

- Nora Casey  Broadcaster and publisher with RTE and Newstalk, CEO of Harmonia

Teena Gates

Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:23
Published in Hillwalking

 Mangerton 002

  • Overview

  • Route

  • Grade

  • Gear

  • Private Groups

Trip: Mangerton & Stoompa


Altitude/Distance: 600m/13km approx.


Route: Horses Glen - Stoompa - Mangerton


Date: All Year - contact us for dates and details 


Duration: 6-9 hrs


Grade: Trek - Easy/ Moderate


Price: € 75 per person

Great tranquil walk varying from the normal route up Mangerton and heading east toward the Horses Glen, we circle Lake Garagarry, the first of 3 lakes in the Glen passing the old slate quarry that was used when Muckross Estate was being built. At the back of the lake we cross the Owengarriff that joins the lakes and ascend steeper ground toward the shoulder of Stoompa. As we approach Stoompa there are great views behind over Killarney town, Muckross and the lakes to the north west and west with the Paps, Lough Guitane, Crohane and the Derrynasaggart mountains to the north east, east and south east.


Along the steep flanks of the Glen, we walk south enjoying spectacular views of the Horses Glen before veering west and entering boggy ground, we ascend toward Mangerton, a mountain with more mentions in early local history than Carrauntoohil. As you approach this large summit plateau you can see the Roughty Valley and Kenmare Bay with the Reeks and Purple mountain in the west-south-west clearly defined depending on the weather. From the summit we drop down steeply onto the spur that divides the Devil's Punchbowl (on the left) and the Horses Glen (on the right), you will find this section one of the most beautiful parts of Mangerton that offers a little adrenaline in windy conditions. From there we circle the Punchbowl and join up the gentle normal route for our descent.


Trek - Easy/ Moderate: An enjoyable day on the hills. Great introduction to hillwalking in beautiful surroundings.


Below is a recommended basic hillwalking gear list. If you have some or most of the items, great! If you cannot please contact us as there is no problem arranging some options from the guide on the day. You will find the more you do hillwalking, the more likely you will be to spend on gear. There are very good reasons why people purchase expensive gear and that is to keep them dry, warm and comforatble even in the most extreme conditions. This is very important during colder conditions. You do not have to buy all of the below unless you are going to do morehillwalking 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. Also most ski-wear is suitable, although the heavier items, more so in winter.

  • One pair of good walking/mountaineering boots. Waterproof for wet and/or cold

  • Socks

  • Thermal top base

  • Good fleece or softshell.

  • Trekking pants in summer, thermal fleece pants in winter

  • Wind and water proofs (Gore-Tex or similar): Jacket and Trousers.

  • Head gear: thermal hat and/or sunhat (Buff, neck gaiter, optional) or balaclava in winter

  • Adjustable ski poles, Leki or similar

  • Gloves

  • 1/2 Lt Waterbottles or platypus in its own plastic bag

  • Lunch consisting of sandwich/snack and sweets, seeds, oatbars or fruit (keep in plastic bag)

  • Small Rucksack big enough to carry your spares and Lunch. (Line this with strong black bag)

  • Spare Top mid layer, socks and gloves

  • Camera with good battery and memory capacity

  • 1 x Flask with hot drink *Optional

The most popular option for many of our clients.

We regularly 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 discuss the benefits of a private course or guided walk/expedition you would like to challenge your team, group, family or friends!

 

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