Natural Wonders of Ireland: Carrauntoohil Mountain

“A country’s knowledge is in it’s language, mythology and mountains”

Standing at 1039m the Majestic mountain of Carrauntoohil situated in the Iveragh Peninsula of County Kerry is Ireland's highest peak.

 

Popular with mountain walkers, it is one of the most challenging, strenuous and rewarding climbs in Ireland. Taking approximately 4 to 8 hours to ascend depending on your route and experience, Carrauntoohil attracts over 140,000 tourists per year.

 

There are several routes up to the peak of this famous mountain, but The Devils Ladder is by far the most popular, direct and shortest route to the summit.  Aptly named this is one of the toughest parts of the climb, climbing the devils ladder will take you approximately 1.5 hours.  In good weather this can be an adventurous challenge but if the weather takes a turn for the worse the ladder becomes similar to a waterfall making ascension even more difficult and dangerous.

 

With most routes you will begin in Cronin’s Yard. This area offers a tea shop, camping pods as well as showers for those beginning or finishing their hike.  From here you head to Hags Glen across the Gaddagh River to base of the Devils ladder.

 

Upon the summit of this natural masterpiece stands a 5-metre steel cross.  Originally made from wood and erected in 1950, this was replaced with a steel cross in 1976.  The cross is used by climbers as a beacon to the summit. For  those who succeed in the climb they are rewarded with stunning views across the county.  Weather in Carrauntoohil can change very quickly on the mountain top therefore it is always important to ensure that you are covered for every eventuality.

 

The mountain is also popular with Rock Climbers.  The East face overlooking Hag’s Glen and the North-East face looking into Brother O’Sheas Gully has a number of multi pitch, mixed route rock climbing routes.  The most popular being the 450m Howling Ridge, which begins at the base of the gap of the Heavenly Gates.

 


Carrauntoohil is the inspiration behind many of our designs including our Carrauntoohil Collection, Four Peaks tee and Irish Mountain Ranges tee

These tee’s for lads and lassies as well as a comfy unisex sweater captures the essense of the mountain and gives a nod to its incredible location as we have also included its geographical coordinates within the design.  Screen printed by hand on 100% organic cotton.  


About Due South

Due South is a sustainable and responsible fashion brand based in Dublin. Our unique designs are produced by our founder Paul and showcase all of the beauty and wonders that Ireland has to offer. All our products are made from either 100% organic cotton or 100% recycled materials and are certified vegan friendly.  



 

 

 

 



Standing at 1039m the Majestic mountain of Carrauntoohil situated in the Iveragh Peninsula of County Kerry is Ireland's highest peak.

 

Popular with mountain walkers, it is one of the most challenging, strenuous and rewarding climbs in Ireland. Taking approximately 4 to 8 hours to ascend depending on your route and experience, Carrauntoohil attracts over 140,000 tourists per year.

 

There are several routes up to the peak of this famous mountain, but The Devils Ladder is by far the most popular, direct and shortest route to the summit.  Aptly named this is one of the toughest parts of the climb, climbing the devils ladder will take you approximately 1.5 hours.  In good weather this can be an adventurous challenge but if the weather takes a turn for the worse the ladder becomes similar to a waterfall making ascension even more difficult and dangerous.

 

With most routes you will begin in Cronin’s Yard. This area offers a tea shop, camping pods as well as showers for those beginning or finishing their hike.  From here you head to Hags Glen across the Gaddagh River to base of the Devils ladder.

 

Upon the summit of this natural masterpiece stands a 5-metre steel cross.  Originally made from wood and erected in 1950, this was replaced with a steel cross in 1976.  The cross is used by climbers as a beacon to the summit. For  those who succeed in the climb they are rewarded with stunning views across the county.  Weather in Carrauntoohil can change very quickly on the mountain top therefore it is always important to ensure that you are covered for every eventuality.

 


 

The mountain is also popular with Rock Climbers.  The East face overlooking Hag’s Glen and the North-East face looking into Brother O’Sheas Gully has a number of multi pitch, mixed route rock climbing routes.  The most popular being the 450m Howling Ridge, which begins at the base of the gap of the Heavenly Gates.


Carrauntoohil is the inspiration behind many of our designs including our Carrauntoohil Collection, Four Peaks tee and Irish Mountain Ranges tee

These tee’s for lads and lassies as well as a comfy unisex sweater captures the essense of the mountain and gives a nod to its incredible location as we have also included its geographical coordinates within the design.  Screen printed by hand on 100% organic cotton.  


About Due South

Due South is a sustainable and responsible fashion brand based in Dublin. Our unique designs are produced by our founder Paul and showcase all of the beauty and wonders that Ireland has to offer. All our products are made from either 100% organic cotton or 100% recycled materials and are certified vegan friendly.  



 

 

 

 

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