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Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
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Ireland's highest peak.

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Ireland's highest peak

Carrauntouhill is the highest of the McGillicuddy's Reeks, and can be ascended from Beaufort, Killarney. There is a short walk to the bottom of the mountain, then up the scree... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Killarney, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carrauntouhill is the highest of the McGillicuddy's Reeks, and can be ascended from Beaufort, Killarney. There is a short walk to the bottom of the mountain, then up the scree known as The Devil's Ladder....turn right and the highest peak in Ireland will be in front of you. Turn left for the second highest peak, Beenkeer. The climb can be... More 

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Dingle, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Devil's Ladder up as we couldn't find any other path. It was fine as it was dry (minus the flowing water on the ladder) but I wouldn't recommend coming down this way unless you are very experienced. Definitely loose scree bear the top of the Ladder. Poles would get in the way on the way up. The... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a tour up Carrauntoohil this February when the weather was not on our side (rain, extreme wind, cold, etc). It was very challenging with the powerful gusts and the Devil's ladder being flooded but it was worth it. I'm sure this would be even better when the skies are clear and the temp is more mild. Wish I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great fun - Devil's Ladder was sketchy in places. Was grateful for the car park amenities at the base, really clean.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Tis a fine mountain. 1100 odd meters. You're looking at about 4 or 5 hours up and down. Obviously its much nicer to walk it in the summer months but if you like bad weather and up for a challenge its worth going up in the depths of winter. Listen to all the advice about good gear but id recommend... More 

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Newmarket, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was on my bucket list & i'm glad to say i did it. There is different ways up, some harder then others, so make sure you go with a local guide if possible. Gorgeous views & good climb.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

we climbed devil's ladder to the top! excellent view from the top! you do need to choose a sunny day since the cloud can cover everything. you also need to have waterproof shoes. sometimes you need to step into the small steams to get your way. basicly, there is no road and you need to choose your own. good for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A very challenging but worthwhile day out if you are fit enough to tackle Ireland's highest mountain. I didn't want to attempt it alone, so went with a group led by Kerry Climbing, who were great. You need to be prepared for all conditions. The weather was terrible so there was no view at the top (just thick mist, high... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Fantastic mountain, dodgy weather though! The croomloughrea horeshoe is the way to do it over the 3 highest peaks in ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be the ultimate mountain hiking experience in Ireland no words can describe the views from the ascent descent and from the summit of this iconic mountain Please go prepared and only if you have a guide or experience of mountain hiking as this is not a mountain to be complacent on. An unforgettable experience for my friend... More 

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