With my trip to Canada fast approaching I decided to try and get some proper hiking training in. After a quick look at options, it turned out that Ireland would be cheaper and quicker to get to than anywhere in the UK, with flights from London to Kerry only £35. Given that put me only a short drive from Ireland’s tallest mountain, Carrauntoohil, it was something of a no brainer.
As a bonus, the weather was incredible the entire time I was there, with the temperature a comfortable 20 degrees and not a drop of rain to be seen. A real miracle!
Carrauntoohil was a lovely climb, with the first hour or so of the walk a gentle climb through beautiful rugged scenery. After that there was a steep scramble up the Devil’s Ladder and a final push for the summit. It was a lovely clear day, with views over the sea and the Dingle Peninsula.