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What a weekend… The magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks of Kerry played host to 1 Big day…1 truly EPIC Adventure on the 19th of May. We finally got the weather we all deserved and boy did we make some memories!!! THRILLSEEKING adventure lovers took to the magnificent mountains of Kerry to test their stamina in Killarney’s ultimate high peaks challenge.


The spectacular one-day mountain challenge event, on the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, was a real endurance and self-sufficiency challenge on some of Ireland’s toughest mountain terrain.
Now in its fourth year, the challenge is certainly the pinnacle of all mountain adventures with the most dramatic mountain scenery in Ireland and it was an exhilarating and truly unique event which saw participants self-navigating along a pre-planned, fully stewarded route.
Organised by Kerryclimbing.ie, adventure enthusiasts trekked over 25 km of stunning, wild, rugged mountain terrain, ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of over 2,500 meters.
They traversed the entire MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, including Carrauntoohil, Beenkeragh and Cruach Mór, beginning their endurance at 5.00am, scrambling over Ireland’s highest ridges and hardcore terrain.

We would like to say a HUGE thanks and MASSIVE appreciation to each and everyone who played a part.. All the amazing participants, safety control team & our team of safety marshals, the Cronin family and staff of Cronins Yard, O’Sullivan’s Outdoor Store, Paul of Core Outdoors, Rab, Richard Creagh Photographer, Daly’s SuperValu Killarney Killarney, Musicians, Caterers – the Barrett family , Kate Kearney’s Cottage & bar staff, dancers, Valerie O’Sullivan photographer, O’Callaghan and Sons coaches, Bright Idea Graphic Design, Ros printers, Ollie & all at Elite Events, Leanes tool hire, Irish Marquees, Mike Marshal for comms, the Landowners and local community and the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Access Forum….not to forget the inventor of the humble cable tie…..our brilliant childminders, coffee, the humble toasted sandwich, and our amazing daughter Orlaith…
Legends all of you…
Thanks for making Killarneys Ultimate High Peaks Challenge possible….see you all for another mighty Adventure in 2019 😉