Killarney Mountain Festival Guided Hikes
What better way to truly immerse yourself in this exciting weekend spectacle and celebration of all things mountains than with an exhilarating, memorable and informative trek with the multi award winning and leading guiding company in the region – KerryClimbing.
We will show you the very routes, and bring the experience to life by sharing with you a wealth of local knowledge, information and stories gained from over 20 years walking and climbing these magnificent peaks and valleys. We will ensure that you truly experience and make the very most of your mountain festival weekend in this most beautiful part of the country.
We have scheduled some very special treks and climbs for the festival weekend and all these are at a special festival discounted rate so no better time to Experience the Adventure!
Saturday March 9th 2019 – Moderate – 7km 4.5hrs approx.
Start/Finishing – Torc Waterfall car parking area
Torc Waterfall and Torc Mountain
A moderate graded walk and views that are truly marvellous, of beauty, grandeur and sublimity of everything around this enchanting spot and views that have defied such word-painters as Wordsworth, Scott, and Macaulay, who declare that no language can adequately describe their wondrous loveliness and fascinations. The lakes, which are three in number, the Upper, Torc, and Lower, were renowned from the most remote times for their natural beauty, and after the introduction of Christianity, for the number and extent of their monasteries, churches, and schools. Vistas far and wide, from Glena Cottage, built by the earls of Kenmare for the accommodation of strangers, is situated in the midst of the most enchanting scenery; and Brickeen Bridge spans by a single arch the stream dividing Muckross Peninsula from Brickeen Island. A fulfilling and invigorating trek and rewarded for the not too exhausting toil with awe-inspiring views and enthralling tales of natural & ancient history.
Price €40 Book here>>>
Saturday March 9th 2019 – Strenuous
Start/Finishing – Cronin’s Yard
Carrauntoohil (1039m) by Brother O’Sheas Gully:
6.5 hrs+ and 14km. This is one of the most scenic and interesting routes to the summit of Ireland’s highest and only recommended for the more regular hill walker or those with a good level of fitness and comfortable on extremely steep rocky ground. Involves sections of occasional scrambling over steep and airy ground and constantly challenging terrain.
Price €55 Book here>>>
Saturday March 9th 2019 – Challenging
7+ hrs and 12km. Not to be underestimated and quite often is!!! Arguably one of the finest walks in Ireland, this 12km trek takes in 3 of Ireland’s highest mountains, Corrán Tuathail 1039m, Beenkeragh 1010m and Caher 1001m. This trek truly provides you with what The McGillycuddys Reeks and the mountains of Kerry have to offer in terms of truly breathtaking views and exciting challenges. Being comfortable with heights, sheer drops and being prepared to use your hands is essential as this route involves scrambling over extremely steep rocky ground with no trails and is well worth the effort!
Price €65 Book here>>>
Sunday March 10th 2019 – Difficult
Carrauntoohil (1039m) by The Devils Ladder:
Start/Finishing – Cronin’s Yard
6.5+ hrs and 11km. Though still graded as difficult this is still one of the most straightforward ways to ascend. A hugely challenging day but very achievable! A circular route providing spectacular views throughout – weather permitting of course! Note that a good level of fitness is required for any ascent of Irelands highest mountain.
Price €45 Book here>>>