Kerry’s, in fact, Ireland’s first ever published Winter Climbing Guide book is now available!
MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Winter Climbs – ‘Selected Routes’ is a superb, full-colour guide to some of the very finest, best known (and not so known!) along with the most popular Winter climbs to be found in the magnificent mountains of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, County Kerry.
This first and only guidebook to winter climbing in Ireland’s premier Mountain range is presented in a simple and clear user friendly format and fits conveniently into any jacket pocket, so it’s always at hand when needed! It contains lots of practical information on visiting the area, amenities, access, handy tips and advice on winter climbing in general, along with specific details on 50 of the finest winter climbs to be found in the country’s highest peaks, with an emphasis on the most popular lower and mid-grade classics. A stunning selection of wonderful landscape and action photographs along with impressive cliff photo-diagrams, supplement accurate up to date descriptions to make this an essential publication for all winter mountaineers & climbers and will no doubt appeal to all levels – from the aspirant to the experienced, the novice to the seasoned.
Compiled and written by experienced Kerry based mountaineer and climber – Piaras Kelly, this eagerly anticipated winter climbing guide has already gained glowing endorsement and praise from a few of the most highly respected and accomplished names on the climbing scene from both here and abroad…
Here’s what they have to say:
‘Irish winter conditions are even more ephemeral than Scotland's fickle winter, and all the more precious for it. Having once enjoyed a brilliant day in the Reeks with Piaras, I know what an expert he is on these fine mountains. He has done a beautiful job on this long-awaited first ever guide to Irish winter climbing.’
Stephen Venables: Renowned Mountaineer, Broadcaster, Writer and multi award-winning Author
‘Piaras is the best placed individual to bring this guide together and his enduring love of this area shines through in his huge effort to gather all the relevant information and to make this guide book a reality which is no mean feat for sure. Congratulations Piaras and no doubt your welcome publication will encourage many more to venture into and enjoy some of the fantastic climbs of these mighty Reeks.’
Mike O’Shea: Mountaineer, Explorer, Adventurer, Early Pioneer and local climber
'The mountains of Ireland have a magical scale beyond metres and feet that turns any climb into an adventure. Although small in stature compared to their alpine cousins, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks live on in your mind long after your boots have dried out.’
Andy Kirkpatrick: Mountaineer, Climber, and award-winning Author/Writer
‘Quirky, different, endearing, lasting…Winter climbing in the places of difficult to get conditions takes imagination and, on occasion, a leap. This guide will no doubt inspire that leap and give lasting memories.’
Nick Bullock: Leading Alpinist, Mountaineer, Climber and Author/Writer
‘Piaras has placed the Reeks on a perfect plateau and his intimate knowledge and respect for the Reeks is serious. He is Involved with every aspect of this magnificent mountain range and has embraced these ridges and valleys to produce for us a wonderful guide with incredible knowledge and insight.’
Valerie O’Sullivan: Award-winning Photographer and Author of – The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks – People and Places of Ireland’s Highest Mountain Range