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Feb
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A spectacular, inaugural mountain challenge event has just been launched. Have you got what it takes??

With Kerry being the Adventure Capital of Ireland this is the pinnacle of all mountain adventures and it will take place in some of the most dramatic mountain scenery Ireland has to offer. Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and truly unique event in which participants will self navigate along a pre planned marshalled route across the highest mountain range in the country – The magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.

Adventure enthusiasts will trek over 25 km of stunning, wild, rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of over 2500 meters.

This is not a race but a challenge event where participants will test their personal navigational skills, fitness determination and stamina.

The Killarney Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is organised and run by Mountain enthusiasts FOR Mountain enthusiasts. Piaras Kelly of KerryClimbing.ie has a vast knowledge of the Kerry Mountains and surrounds, and has an exceptional amount of skills and experience in the organising of this unique event.

KerryClimbing are one of the leading guiding and Mountain adventure activity providers in the South West with extensive experience and knowledge of running safety and rescue back up for a variety of mountain events.

Cronin’s Yard has long been used as the traditional start point for ascents of Ireland’s highest Mountains. Situated at the entrance to the awe inspiring Hag’s Glen it is the gateway to the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and an ideal location for the start and finish of this event which will culminate in a fitting after party to celebrate.