Tag: Carrauntoohil

Gear up for The Killarney Walking Festival

Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of its location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival. The Summer Festival takes place June 10th, 11th & 12th. A weekend of long relaxing guided walks and spectacular hikes awaits! Walk where Druids and Na Fianna once roamed the mountains. Discover the hidden valleys, mountains, reeks, lake shores and all that is beautiful and untamed about Killarney and its famed National Park. This year’s Signature Walks Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Above The Clouds In The Gap Of Dunloe

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
It has been a while since we ran an article in our 'Story Behind The Photo' series but it makes a return thanks to Billy Horan. Anyone who has been on the hills for a cloud inversion will appreciate what an amazing spectacle it can be. There are really few sights to beat the view of mountain-tops peaking out of a blanket of cloud like islands in the sea. This excellent photo from Billy Horan was taken above the Gap of Dunloe looking across at Carrauntoohil and shows it and the surrounding Read more [...]

Sunrise Summit Challenge – Trek Ireland’s Highest Peaks at Night

The Irish Red Cross have launched ‘Sunrise Summit Challenge’, a brand new charity adventure which will simultaneously take place at ten mountain locations across Ireland.  The Sunrise Summit Challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness, of April 14th, reaching the mountain summits in time to witness the sun rise over Ireland. The ten mountains, in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Waterford and Down, offer a range of exciting route types, suitable Read more [...]

Snow On The Reeks

Many thanks to Outdoors Ireland for sharing these amazing pictures of us of snow on the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. The shots were taken on a walk last week up Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. Outdoors Ireland run regular guided walks up Carrauntoohil as well as regular Outdoors courses. See www.outdoorsireland.com for more information.         Read more [...]

Climb to Ireland’s Highest Peak with Outdoors Ireland

On Saturday 2nd Feb, Outdoors Ireland are organising a guided walk to the spectacular summit Of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Mountain. Climb through glaciated corries, past deep mountain lakes and along ice carved ridges to stand on Carrauntoohil's lofty cloud strewn summit, at 1040 meters above sea level. From the top of Ireland's highest peak savour breathtaking views over the Iveragh, Beara and Dingle Peninsulas, as far as Skellig Michael and the Blasket Islands. Discover legends and Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: ‘Summits Flight’

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
We are staying in Kerry for the next photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’. Last week we published a piece featuring some photos of snow on The Irish Mountains. This shot was taken by Eoin Lee on the snow-covered summit of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Mountain, at the end of November. Eoin takes up the story.. My photo 'Summits Flight', was taken on Saturday the 24th of November, my first day hiking and scrambling in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks and first ascent of Binn Read more [...]

Four Counties, Four Mountains, One Cause: Action Cancer 4 Peaks Challenge 2013

In May 2013 leading, cancer charity Action Cancer is asking people to challenge themselves by climbing the four highest mountains in Ireland to raise vital funds for its services. The 4 Peaks Challenge will take place over two weekends in May and will visit four Counties – Down, Wicklow, Kerry and Mayo - one in every province of Ireland. The challenge will begin on 11th May 2013 by scaling Slieve Donard (Down) continuing the following weekend (17th – 19th May)  with a climb up  Lugnaquila Read more [...]

4 Provinces – 4 Peaks…. Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge 2010

Calling all hillwalking enthuaists looking for a unique challenge for 2010. The Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge now in its eleventh year invites teams of between 3 and 5 walkers plus a minimum of two drivers per vehicle to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces of Ireland over one weekend while at the same time raisinge €4,500 in sponsorship for people who are homeless. This unique challenge provides you with an opportunity to meet five hundred like minded people in some Read more [...]