Carrauntoohill, Ireland's Highest Mountain at 1038 metres (3,406 feet)

in the Macgilly Cuddys Reeks

What a great walk

From the carpark, the route goes up to the lowest point on the left, then up to the top.

Lough Cailee at the head of Hags Glen.  My route up the Devil's Ladder is obvious, but a nicer route is up the right hand side of the hill.  Next time.

Reminscent of the main route up Buachile Etive Mor (loose scree and scrag)

At the foot of the Devil's Ladder, looking back North down Hags Glen

From higher up.  A beautiful morning

From the top of the Devil's Ladder, looking South West to the Ring of Kerry

Just come up that

All that's left to the top, still quite a haul up.

The top - and some Austrians

This is the business.  Looking North from the top, Lough Leane partly visible (at the other side of that is Killarney.)

A welcoming sign.  Not really necessary!

Caher Cathair, the third highest hill in Ireland, and behind that Dingle Bay.

Got the Austrians out of the way.

West to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Bay.  Fantastic views.

The highest Lake in Ireland apparently - the way down

Second highest hill in Ireland, Beenkeragh.  Made an attempt but it was to scary for me

The way I came down

It would be a more interesting ascent than the Devil's Ladder.

Famous "pucks" ?

Back in Hags Glen, a choice spot for a bit of lunch.

The hill, and the Hags Tooth.  

Hags Glen and Carrauntoohill

Gap of Dunloe on the left, Carrauntoohill on the right.  A splendid day.

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