Mountains in Kerry

Mountains in Kerry

Mountains in Kerry and the Killarney area

Mountains in Kerry and the Killarney area.

The Mountains in Kerry well what can we say they are just amazing, you have every type of challenge available from the handy climb to the top of Torc Mountain to the challenges of Carrauntoohil and the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks with its many knife edged Ridges. The Mountains in Kerry stretch over much of the entire County nearly all of the Dingle Peninsula rises from the Atlantic Ocean to great heights, Torc and Mangerton along with Purple are just a few of many near Killarney this side of the Gap of Dunloe. Beyond the Gap of Dunloe the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks with its many Mountain peaks right down to Knock Na Tober and the Mountains near Waterville and not forgetting the Beara Peninsula.

Overall the Mountains in Kerry have a huge selection and can suit all levels of Mountain climbing, one book we would recommend is “The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas” by Adrian Hendroff it has a fantastic choice of Mountains in Kerry to climb. Another really good book for the Mountains in Kerry is “Carrauntoohil & MacGillycuddy’s Reeks: A Walking Guide to Ireland’s Highest Mountains by Jim Ryan.

Mountains in Kerry

Beenkeragh Ridge Carrauntoohil

Crossing the notorious Beenkeragh Ridge after a great summit to Carrauntoohil now heading to Beenkeragh Mountain.

Niall Huggard Carrauntoohil County Kerry

Niall Huggard Carrauntoohil County Kerry

The day after the Cross was put back up on Carrauntoohil, fantastic weather a magical experience.

Kerry Ridge in the Kerry mountains

Kerry Ridge in the Kerry mountains

Mangerton Mountain Killarney

The Lake Hotel form Mangerton Mountain Killarney

Climbing Mountains in Kerry where to stay? The Lake Hotel (by the lake in the distance) is an ideal base with the best views, Free Car Park, Drying room and great customer service and now they have there own Craft beer !!   Free Wi-Fi

Devil's Punchbowl Mangerton Mountain

Devil’s Punchbowl Mangerton Mountain

The Devil’s Punchbowl in Snow, Torc Mountain is to the left and Killarney in the distance.

Kerry Mountains

Kerry Mountains near the top of “the Bone”

Great view of the most popular Kerry Mountains, Caher on the left Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh and the Lakes below in the Hags Glen.

Video of a trip up Carrauntoohil Beenkeragh and Knockbrinnea January 2015

View from Torc Mountain

View from Torc Mountain

The View from Torc Mountain is amazing and it’s an easy enough climb and very enjoyable has a higher mountain experience at the top.

Knock Na Tober ring of Kerry

Cnoc na dTober Ring of Kerry

Stations of the Cross on this Pilgrims walk up Cnoc na dTober one of the great scenic climbs in Ireland

Killarney Mountains in Snow

Killarney Mountains in Snow

Sunrise over the Kerry Mountains, Strickeen, Cruach Mor and the Big Gun looking back along the Kerry Ridge.

Ireland's Highest Mountains

Climbing Ireland’s Highest Mountains

Kerry Mountains

West Kerry’s  remote Sauce Creek

Golf in Killarney

Mangerton Mountain from Killarney Golf Course

You can see the walls of the Devil’s Punchbowl on the top of Mangerton, the Devil’s Bit and the stream leaving the Punchbowl that becomes Torc Waterfall.

View of Ross Castle Killarney

View from Tomies Mountain Kerry

Another great view from one of Kerry’s least climbed Mountains with such great views, The Head of the Gap, Purple, Purple North East and Shehy Mountains and follow the high ground until you get a clear view of Dinis Cottage, Bricin Bridge, Innisfallen Island and the 3 lakes of Killarney. Avoid it in bad weather there are no tracks for much of it and it can be hard going and a long journey.

Castle in Killarney

Mangerton & Torc mountain from the Lake Hotel Killarney

Wake up every day with a view of Mangerton & Torc Mountains they are climbable most of the year with amazing views, you can even walk from the Lake Hotel to climb these Mountains.

Sun setting on the Kerry Mountains

Sun setting on the Kerry Mountains

A beautiful sight in the Kerry Mountains, the Sun setting showing Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh Mountain after a great day on the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.

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