Kerry Climbing News

Plans to re-start business !

We hope you and yours are all safe and doing well in these current testing times ! After digesting the updates on the lifting of restrictions by the Irish government we will now start taking bookings for JUNE 29th onward. This is the date in place that we can all travel beyond our own county and when local accommodation providers will be able to re-open. We will of course await updates regards recommended permitted and safe group sizes from that date and will be following all HSE and government guidelines. All of those with bookings prior to this date have

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Kerry Climbing family business

Reluctantly KerryClimbing temporarily suspend services due to Covid-19 virus!

STATEMENT It is with extremely heavy hearts but responsible heads that we have decided that KerryClimbing will temporarily cease to offer & deliver all our guiding services and training courses until April and then most likely an extension much further than that. We have contacted anyone that had bookings during this time and the majority have gladly decided to reschedule to another future date.These are truly uncertain and worrying times. Trying to stay positive with bouts of “WTF are we going to do” is something I’m sure we have all been going through.KerryClimbing is like our 3rd child. We have

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Piaras Kelly

Com Cailleach – The Hags Glen and Gaelic Goddess – Myth, Lore, and Legend

The Cailleach of na Cruacha Dubha & Com Cailleach – The Hags Glen The renowned Hag’s Glen must truly be one of the most spectacular valleys in Ireland’s superbly impressive and rugged range of mountains – the breath-taking and utterly awe-inspiring – Na Cruacha Dubha, Kerry’s MacGilliycuddy’s Reeks. It is approximately 4km in length, little over half a kilometre wide and surrounded by a great cirque of majestic towering mountains, the highest peaks in the entire country, with the majority being well over 3000 feet and culminating in the perfect pyramid of Ireland’s highest -Corrán Tuathail / Carrauntoohill 1040m. The

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Reeks in snow

Winter*Aware – Part 1 – Prep for Winter Adventures

For us here at KerryClimbing Winter is without doubt our favorite season in the mountains and on those all too rare occasions when the sneachta finally arrives it’s that magic time when the mountains really come into their own. Dazzling white snow under blue bird skies, crisp underfoot with views stretching to forever and ever with crystal clarity; the scrape, scratch and bite of crampons on crisp firm snow, ice and rock, and the dull thunk’n’whack as your axe plants securely in perfect firm snow-ice. Even the extremes, the white-out, the numbing wind and the face-shredding blizzard are part of

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Kerry Climbing Mammut

Mammut link as another select KerryClimbing recommended Equipment Partner

We at KerryClimbing are excited & delighted to announce the super news that leading Swiss outdoor apparel brand – Mammut have linked  with us as one of our very select – “Recommended Equipment Partners”. Piaras – KerryClimbing with Mammut Ireland brand rep – Craig Hatfield Established in Switzerland way back in 1862, Mammut is one of the oldest outdoor brands in the world and has become a determining brand in mountain sports and beyond. From the Swiss Alps, designers work together with, athletes, mountain guides, and lovers of alpine sport. We’re really looking forward to working with them, testing out

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Trial and test of the Mammut Kento High GTX Mountaineering boots.

Thanks to Mammut>> and our good friends in O’Sullivan’s Outdoor Store in Killarney, I was asked to trial, test and put through their paces a pair of the Mammut Kento GTX boots in the extremely tough challenging & varied conditions of the wild Kerry mountains.  Here’s my thoughts so far… Versatility is its middle name: The lever lock and strap-on crampon-compatible Kento High GTX boot is made from what feels like a very high-quality nubuck type leather and includes a waterproof GORE-TEX Membrane. This boot feels super comfy, super tough and still super light and would be in its element

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