Kerry Climbing News

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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Wear it with pride!!! – Climb Carrauntoohil with KerryClimbing and receive a cool unique commemorative badge

We are excited and delighted to bring you some funky News!!! After your momentous ascent of Ireland’s highest mountain – Corrán Tuathail / Carrauntoohil, under the guidance & care of KerryClimbing, each and every climber will be presented with a cool & unique memento of this truly remarkable day. These specially commissioned enamel commemorative badges will make a really nice keepsake and excellent reminder of your time spent “Experiencing the Adventure” of the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains of Kerry. They will serve as a cool reminder of the huge significance of this special day and will show off to the

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Launch of exciting Killarney Mountain Festival 2019 programme

Come and be inspired, exhilarated and enthralled and immerse yourself in the beauty and adventure of the outdoor capital of Ireland at the Killarney Mountain Festival. March 8th to 10th, 2019 Following on from the roaring success of Killarney Mountain Festival 2018, it’s great to see it back with an even bigger & better 2019 event. This 3 day epic weekend hosts a hugely diverse programme of events, running throughout the weekend to suit ALL the family with the majority being FREE!!! Just some of the cool activities will include a cool Quest “KIDS” Adventure Race, fascinating Cultural and Historical

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