World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Carrauntoohil

Listed under Mountains in Southwest Ireland, Ireland.

Pin It

This sickle shaped peak is, at 1,038 metres, Ireland’s highest mountain and the centre point of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Range. Not too difficult a summit, the main route passes up the north eastern face across a steep, scrambling stretch with a challenging loose stone ridge excitingly called Devil’s Ladder before attacking the peak from the north western side. Up the top someone has set an iron cross once decorated with flashing lights powered by as wind powered generator, which has sadly now been swiped. It’s considered so easy there is an annual race up and down the mountain, the record time being 1 hour, 11 minutes and 43 seconds, however the guide books recommend a more ambling six or seven hours are needed and stress that this is not a beginners hill. Mountain Rescue are called out several times a year to salvage the under prepared and over confident.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Torres del Paine

    This is one of the great beauty spots of the world. The granite pinnacles of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) and Cuernos del…

  • Mount Everest

    A list of mountains cannot be complete without the highest one… With 8848m/29,029ft Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal a…

  • Grand Tetons

    One of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world, the iconic image of the Tetons towering above the Snake River Valley…

Nearby Experiences

  • Ross Tower

    A recently restored early 16th century tower of four storeys is delightfully located on a low rock on a promontory by Lough Lea…

  • Staigue Fort

    Staigue Fort is one of Ireland’s largest ruined ring forts. Set into a natural amphitheatre of green hills opening on to the s…

  • Horse riding in Killarney National Park

    This spot has been a scenery loving travellers dream for several hundred years, it’s mountain fringed lakes and changing sky th…

Related links

Contribute to this page