Trips: Carrauntoohil 1,039m/3,414ft
Distance: 11km approx
Dates: All year
Price: €75 per person (group discounts available)
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.
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!
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 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 is a guide for Ireland, Africa, Russia and in the Himalayas. Trainer & Expedition Co-ordinator. More
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 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 is an adventure consultant, our digital media producer and content creator.
We have had Presedents to the top Ireland
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
"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
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"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
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
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
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!