Climb Carrauntoohil

Climb Carrauntoohil

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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!

For 2017 some of the group dates available are all on Saturday

  • October 7th


For 2018 we will have group walks the first Staurday of each month. Please contact the office for more details



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 falvey



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















We have had Presedents to the top Ireland




"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





"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

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Carrauntoohil Group Dates

 2017: October 7th


For 2018 we will have group climbs on the first Saturday of each month. 

Contact the office for more details


If these dates do not suit we can organise the trek for whatever dates you wish for 4 or more people! 

*Minimum group size of 4 applies per group as per dates above, dates may change due to weather changes*