Carrauntoohil - 4 Peaks Challenge Munster - Irelands Highest Mountain

Carrauntoohil - 4 Peaks Challenge Munster - Irelands Highest Mountain

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Cronins Yard

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Carrauntoohil, Irelands Highest Mountain (1039m) is in our 4 Peaks Challenge Series.

About this event

Are you ready for a Peak Adventure ?

Carrauntoohil Irelands highest mountain (1039m) It is located on the Iveragh peninsula in the Reeks district , Kerry. There are 27 individual peaks in this mountain range with Carrauntoohil being the highest peak.

The largest town closest to Carrauntoohil is Killarney, which has plenty of accommodation , restaurants etc..

Our meeting / start point is Cronins yard which is a 30 minute drive from Killarney & where you can park your car for a small fee.

There are several routes for hiking the highest peak in Ireland and we will be guiding you via Hag's Glen towards the the aptly named 'Devils Ladder' & then onwards to the mountain summit & the steel Cross that marks this point. Standing on Irelands highest mountain is extremely exhalating & your sense of achievement & accomplishment will be overwhelming.


Please don't underestimate how quickly the weather can change in these peaks, so please ensure you are fully packed for all weather conditions.

Join us & let us guide you safely to the peak of Irelands Highest Mountain.


START & END POINT: Cronins Yard, Mealis, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry

TIME: 09.00 am

DISTANCE: 12-14 km

DURATION: approx. 5-6 hours

TERRAIN: Uneven ground, open mountainside, single track paths, rocks & boulders


COST: £45 + Eventbrite booking fee

**This Peak Adventure is not suitable for novice Hikers. You require both a good level of fitness & experience of hiking over mountainous terrain.

Hike Grading Explained:

EASY - Suitable for every member of the family.

MODERATE- Suitable for all people with a reasonable level of fitness.

MODERATLEY STRENUOUS - Long duration or substantial elevation gain with challenging terrain.

STRENUOUS - Full days hike over challenging terrain & often difficult route.

When you arrive:

Catherine & I want to provide you with a 5 star hiking experience. Our years of experience guiding groups through the hills is the foundation of our service.

When you arrive in the morning for registration you will receive a complimentary tea / coffee & breakfast bar. This gives you the opportunity to kit up & chat with your fellow hikers before we set off for the day.

Can I go on my own?

Of course, all our hikes are welcoming & friendly. From solo hikers and walking buddies, it won’t be long before you are making new friends in the mountains.

This guided hike is suitable to people with a good level of fitness and some experience of wild mountain walking.

What should I wear ?

Suitable footwear for mountain trails – hiking boots / trail shoes.

Waterproof jacket & trousers / leggings are a must – even in summer. Comfortable clothing & extra warm layers - weather can change dramatically in the mountains. Additional layers & fleece advisable. Hat & gloves recommended.

What do I bring ?

Rucksack, water, snacks and substantial lunch to fuel the duration of the hike.

There will be regular stops planned to eat, rest, and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views.

Please ensure you bring sufficient water with you. Hiking during the summer you need to bring 3-4L of water with you as well as sunscreen & insect repellent.

Extra layers as above.


When you book with Peak Adventure’s you will get a guided hike, by not 1 but 2 experienced & qualified mountain leaders.

We are first aid trained and carry first aid & emergency equipment for your safety. If you need any personal medication, please ensure you carry this with you on the day.


We are soo thankful to every person that books onto one of our Peak Adventures and supports our business.

As a small thanks we offer you the chance to earn a free hike by simply collecting stamps at every hike you book and attend.

Once you collect 5 stamps – you can get a 6th hike free.

Free hikes can be used against our £30 adventures, not challenge events. Simply email us and I will get you booked in 😊



If we need to postpone or cancel an event due to weather (your safety always comes first), you can transfer your ticket to a future hike (of the same value) or you can receive a full refund.

All booking fees through Eventbrite are paid by the participant, and therefore non-refundable.


If you need to cancel a booking a minimum 14 day’s notice must be given to the organiser.

You will receive credit which can then be used towards any future event within 3 months of the original purchase. No refunds can be given.

If you cancel within the 14 days, we are unable offer credit or transfer to another hike.

No credit or transfer for no shows on a hike day.

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