Howling Ridge – Guided Ascent

Howling Ridge on Carrauntoohil is the classic mountaineering day in Ireland. A complete adventure from start to finish.

Starting at Cronins Yard,  a fast 2 hour walk will have us reach the base of Howling Ridge, where we will use a mixture of scrambling and roped climbing to ascend the 500 metre ridge line of Howling ridge.

Aeriel view of Howling Ridge

If you like the sound of summiting Irelands highest mountain via an exposed rocky ridge line, then this is the adventure for you.

Am I fit enough for Howling Ridge?

A good overall level of cardiovascular fitness is required for this challenge. While no one move on the climb is physically tough, this is a long and tiring day and anyone wishing to climb Howling Ridge should have a good level of fitness, be used to long days on the hills and have a good head for heights.

Do I need prior climbing experience?

Prior climbing experience is helpful but not always needed.  Ive brought active hillwalkers on climbing ridge and they’ve picked up the skills needed quickly. But if you are unsure if you are ready for Howling Ridge, then please get in touch.

What do you need to bring?

You will need to bring the appropriate gear for a day in the outdoors. Hiking or mountaineering boots and plenty of layers and spare clothing. A good pair of gloves are essential.

I will provide all the technical gear: ropes, helmets, harnesses etc. But feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it.

Duration: 1 day

Location: The Burren (or various locations around Ireland)

Pre-requisites: To get the most out of any mountaineering course or guided scramble, you should have a good level of fitness.


€250 Euro  1:1

– 2:1 €140 per person

– No minimum number required, Max 2