MacGillicuddy Reeks Club Challenge Walk 2018
May 20, 2018 @ 8:00am – 7:00pm
Since 2015 many members have participated in the club’s very successful Four Peaks Challenge each year. This involved climbing the highest peak in the each of the four provinces. In order to facilitate those members who cannot go on the weekends away, the committee has decided to change the format of the club challenge this year. The CBHC Club Challenge Walk will take place in the Mcgillicuddy Reeks on Sunday, May 20th, 2018.
Members will have the choice of one of four challenge walks of different grades. All those who successfully complete the CBHC Club Challenge 2018 will receive a certificate in Kate Kearney’s Cottage following the walk.
CHALLENGE WALK “A”
Circuit of Com Cailli (Circuit of the Hag’s Glen)
Walk Summary: Distance: 19kms. Ascent: 1525m. Time: 8 to 10 hours plus. Extremely demanding and difficult.
The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks andCarrauntoohilMountain Range Walk starting and finishing in Cronin’s Yard and taking in the complete circuit of the Hag’s Glen incorporating three of the highest peaks in Ireland. This is a strenuous to difficult 8 to 10 hour (19km) long walking route over most of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks Mountain range near the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry. This is a tough full day hike with amazing views over the Reeks and Black Valley and steeped in Irish Mythology where you walk in the footsteps of the Fianna.
CHALLENGE WALK “B”
The Coomloughra Horseshoe
Walk Summary: Distance: 12.5kms. Ascent:1,150m. Walking Time: 6 to 8 hours. Demanding and challenging.
Even in the best weather conditions, this route requires mountain experience, care and some careful scrambling on the notoriously exposed and in some places knife-edged Beenkeragh Ridge between Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh mountains.
CHALLENGE WALK “C”
Carrauntoohil by the Devil’s Ladder/Brother O’Shea’s Gully
Walk Summary: Distance 12km; Ascent 1,000 metres; Walking Time 5.5 to 7 hours; Demanding and strenuous.
The climb to the summit of Carrauntoohil, Irelands highest mountain at 1,039m is one of the most rewarding in Ireland. This Carrauntoohil trail is a strenuous 4 to 6 hour (12km) walking route via the Devils Ladder on the MacGillycuddys Reeks Mountains, Co. Kerry in the south west of Ireland. The route map above shows the ascent only as the decent is along the same route.