The central peak in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks range, Carrauntoohil,1,038.6m, is found on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. The most popular route for the ascension of Ireland’s highest mountain, is via a route known as ‘Devil’s Ladder’, which is really a gully with loose rocks and a path that zig zags across it, the last section becoming rather steep. Once the top of this ladder is reached the summit is only another 20 minutes or so away. In total the whole ascent and descent back to the carpark at Cronin’s Yard, will take around 7 hours and is 12 km in distance. Interestingly, Carrauntoohil is in private ownership and belongs to four families who allow the public access to it.