Flagler Films produces video about climbing Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s tallest mountain

Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain on the island of Ireland at 1,038.6 metres / 3,407.5 feet. It is located on the Iveragh Peninsula in the impressive mountain range of the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Co. Kerry, Ireland. On August 24, 2021, Mark Flagler spent the day climbing to the top of Ireland.

It took Mark 4 hour and 15 minutes to reach the summit. He followed the route know as the Zig Zags up and down the mountain. It’s longer then the most popular Devil’s Ladder route but more scenic and a bit safer. The route took Mark across Hag’s Glen and past Lough Callee and Lough Gouragh. The route climbs up the Zig Zags to reach the summit of Cnoc na Toinne, Ireland’s 17th highest peak. Making his way to the top of the Devil’s Ladder and finally up to the summit of Carrauntoohil.

The hike totaled 16km / 10-miles from Cronin’s Yard to the summit and back down again safely. The entire journey took just over 8 hours of walking. The weather was great most of the day and the entire climb was spectacular.  A great day to capture (4K filming, drone and photography) this epic climb.

Mark has lived in Ireland for more then 15 years and delighted to finally have the opportunity to reach the top of Ireland. It was a perfect day out in the Irish mountains! Happy Trails…

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