Carrauntoohil Summits

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CARRAUNTOOHIL SUMMIT

Scaling Ireland’s highest mountain, 1,039m Carrauntoohil is a literal highlight of a visit to the Reeks District, whether the often-incredible views from the summit reveal themselves or not thanks to the ever-changing weather.

 

As you begin this climb from sea level, it can provide quite the challenge, but there are a variety of routes to suit different skill levels, from beginners to advanced rock climbers. We’ve highlighted two of them here: the Devil’s Ladder (the most popular route) and Brother O’Shea’s Gully (a challenging route with scrambles but without having to use ropes).

 

Whichever you choose, reaching the top (and the obligatory summit selfie that goes with it) will ensure you have social media bragging rights for a good while.

THE TREK

Day 1 Training
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Day 2 Rafting Whitewater
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Day 3 Rafting The Chilko
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The summit of Ireland

At 1,039m, Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in Ireland and the heart of the Reeks District region.

Summit cross

The 1,039m summit is marked by an iron cross, said to symbolise both the mountain and local community.

Popular paths

The Devil's Ladder is the most popular route with hikers looking to reach the summit. Brother O'Shea's Gully and the Zig Zags are other options.

Highest lake

As well as being the highest mountain, Carrauntoohil is also home to Ireland's highest lake Lough Cummeenoughter.

Carrauntoohil Summit

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FAQ

This 5km long stretch of soft sand and wild dunes is ideal for summer and winter walks, as well as being a long-standing favourite for swimmers and surfers

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