A group of us attempted Carrauntoohil yesterday to raise money for cancer research,, Unfortunately I didn't make the top..I was the only one of the group of 30 of us that didn't make it but all the same it was amazing, we were guided up O'Shea's Gully and taken down the Zig Zags.. some of our group went up the Devil's ladder and down the zig zags and others when up and down the Devil's ladder.. it took the majoriy of the group nearly 8 hours to go up and down, some alot less.
Nearly all of us were inexperienced climbers but reasonably fit, we had two guides who were amazing (they were part of our group who know the mountain very well), nearly everyone found it terrifying but were so glad that they did it! What an achievement. In saying that I was glad I turned around, if I had gone any furthur I would have had big problems, all about knowing your limits. I was terrified and really panicked!! I have an issue with Heights, I climbed Croagh Patrick a few weeks back and I had it in my head that it was going to be similar but longer.. how wrong was I.. no comparison..I wouldn't even attempt it without a guide!!
Still deserves a five star rating...it's just amazing, so proud of all our group that made it up and down the youngest of which was only 14!!
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