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Co. Kerry

Mt. Brandon via Faha Ridge

Located in County Kerry, Mt. Brandon stands as one of Ireland’s most imposing peaks, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. 

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The Faha Ridge route presents a challenging yet rewarding ascent, characterized by knife-edge ridges, deep sandstone valleys, and vertiginous cliffs that will put your scrambling skills to the test.

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Co. Donegal

Poisoned Glen

Nestled in the heart of Co. Donegal, the Poisoned Glen is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. 

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The scramble route takes hikers on a journey through this enchanting valley, offering glimpses of marble church, granite cliff faces, and the majestic silhouette of Mt. Errigal.

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Coumloughra

Co. Kerry

Coumloughra Horseshoe

Located in the heart of Kerry, the Coumloughra Horseshoe is renowned for its rugged beauty and dramatic mountain scenery.

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The route takes hikers on a journey through massive glaciated valleys, knife-edge ridges, and panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

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Co. Down

Slieve Binian, Lower Cove & Devils Coachroad

Nestled in County Down, Slieve Binian is a prominent peak in the Mourne Mountains, known for its dramatic cliffs and breathtaking views.

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The route takes hikers on a journey through caves, hidden lakes, and granite summit tors, offering a unique perspective on this iconic landscape.

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Glencoaghan Horseshoe

Co. Galway

Glencoaghan Horseshoe

Situated in County Galway, the Glencoaghan Horseshoe is renowned for its dramatic knife-edge ridges, rugged peaks, and stunning views of Connemara’s wild beauty.

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The route takes hikers on a journey through six separate peaks, each offering its own unique perspective on this iconic landscape.

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All 5 Routes

The Complete HiiKER Series

From the towering peaks of Mt. Brandon in Co. Kerry to the panoramic vistas of Glencoaghan Horseshoe in Co. Galway, this bundle promises unforgettable experiences.

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Led by experienced organizer Shane, participants will conquer exhilarating scrambles, traverse knife-edge ridges, and navigate rocky slopes to reach stunning summit viewpoints.

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Scramble no 1
Mt. Brandon via Faha Ridge

Price

€65

County

Kerry

DURATION

1 Day

Grade

Difficult

MAX ALTITUDE

1205 m
3953 ft

Daily Activity

6.5 – 7.5 hrs

Season

Spring &
Summer

Expedition highlights

What we will see:

Knife Edge alpine style climbing, Ancient ring forts, Deep Sandstone Valleys, Paternoster lakes, Vertical Cliffs, Plane Crash site.

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Nearest town:

Cloghane / Dingle

 

Route type:

Trail, Rocky scrambles, Exposed Ridgeline, some rough mountain terrain

 

Parking:

Approx 10 Cars

 

Organiser Contact:

Shane – 0857459117

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Scramble no 2
Poisoned Glen

Price

€65

County

Donegal

DURATION

1 Day

Grade

Difficult

MAX ALTITUDE

818 m
2684 ft

Daily Activity

6.5 – 7 hrs

Season

Spring &
Summer

Expedition highlights

What we will see:

Marble Church, Stunning Views of Mt Errigal and surrounding mountains, Granite Cliff Faces

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Nearest town:

Denlewey

Route type:

Some Boggy terrain with Scrambles on granite slopes. Exposure to elements on higher ground

Parking:

Approx 5 Cars (options for 15 more at Errigal Parking) and 6 More around the town of Denlewey

Organiser Contact:

Shane – 0857459117

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Scramble no 3
Coumloughra Horseshoe

Price

€65

County

Kerry

DURATION

1 Day

Grade

Difficult

MAX ALTITUDE

1175 m
3855 ft

Daily Activity

7 - 8 hrs

Season

Spring &
Summer

Expedition highlights

What we will see:

Massive Glaciated Valleys, Knife edge ridges, High exposure.

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Nearest town:

Kilarrney / Killorgin

 

Route type:

Steep Scrambles with Exposure to elements at higher gradients, some off trail, bog crossing and trail walking are included

 

Parking:

Approx 25 cars

 

Organiser Contact:

Shane – 0857459117

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Scramble no 4
Slieve Binian, Lower Cove & Devils Coachroad

Price

€65

County

Down

DURATION

1 Day

Grade

Difficult

MAX ALTITUDE

1177 m
3862 ft

Daily Activity

8 - 9 hrs

Season

Spring &
Summer

Expedition highlights

What we will see:

Climbing through caves, Views of silent valley and the majestic Mournes, Hidden lakes, Granite summit tors, Mourne Wall

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Nearest town:

Annalong / Kilkeel / Newcastle

 

Route type:

Steep Scrambles with Exposure to elements at higher gradients, some off trail, bog crossing and trail walking are included

 

Parking:

Approx 40 cars

Organiser Contact:

Shane – 0857459117

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Scramble no 5
Glencoaghan Horseshoe

Price

€65

County

Galway

DURATION

1 Day

Grade

Difficult

MAX ALTITUDE

1504 m
4934 ft

Daily Activity

9 – 11.5 hrs

Season

Spring &
Summer

Expedition highlights

What we will see:

Panoramic Views of Connemara, Rugged Knife edge ridges, 6 separate peaks, Sharp quartizite summits.

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Nearest town:

Leenaun / Maams Cross / Oughterard

 

Route type:

Steep Scrambles with Exposure to elements at higher gradients, some off trail, bog crossing and road walking are included

 

Parking:

Approx 10 cars at Benlettery hostel (Options to park at Maams Cross and carpool in)

 

Organiser Contact:

Shane – 0857459117

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