29 June 2009

Guided Night Ascent of Carrauntoohil

Sun 20th/Mon 21st June

Make an exciting and unique Summer Solstice night ascent of Carrauntoohil, in darkness with head torches and guides. Stand on the summit of Ireland's highest mountain at dawn to savour the early morning calm and hopefully sunrise over the MacGillycuddy Reeks... After descending Carrauntoohil in the dawn light, enjoy a huge freshly cooked breakfast in Killarney.

Meet at midnight just outside Killarney for registration and gear check. Then drive to the base of Carrauntoohil for a four to five hour walk to the summit. Relax on the summit to watch the sun rise over the Gap of Dunloe and MacGillycuddy Reeks at approximately 5am, weather permitting. Descend down through glaciated corries and high cliffs and finish this unique experience with a huge freshly cooked breakfast in Killarney at approximately 10am.

''Thanks to Nathan and Outdoors Ireland for a great night on Carrauntoohill that we accessed on short notice. It was tough dealing with the group dynamics, large numbers and trying to stay at a comfortable pace which turned out to be the bigger challenge. However it was well organised and marshaled by the guys who wasted no time when conditions changed. A great experience followed by a tasty breakfast that almost became my pillow as I drifted in and out of sleep during conversations'' Peter Cody

To participate in this climb you will need full hill walking gear including hill walking boots, waterproofs, spare fleeces and head torch. There is no guarantee of good weather or clear skies for dawn, but the trip will go ahead regardless of the weather, unless it is unsafe.

For accommodation in Killarney check out:
Railway Hostel – www.killarneyhostel.com
Robeen House B&B – www.robeenhouse.com
Scotts Hotel – www.scottshotelkillarney.com
Randles Court Hotel – www.randlescourt.com
The Ross Hotel – www.theross.ie
Killarney Park Hotel – www.killarneyparkhotel.ie

The price is €85 per person
Price Includes:
Guided Ascent of Carrauntoohil
Freshly Cooked Breakfast @ Scotts Hotel

Sun 20th/Mon 21st June

To Book Contact Nathan:
086 860 45 63

  • We have just teamed up with Link Community Development, Ireland's leading African education charity so you can not only undertake this brilliant night hike, but support education in Africa too.
  • Link Community Development can offer supporters the chance to participate in this exciting event, free of charge; for fundraisers who collect a minimum of €350 sponsorship.
  • Click here for more details!

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