Three rescued from Ireland’s highest mountain

Two men and a women have been rescued from Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain. The group had made it to within 200m of the 1038m summit when they became trapped in a gully. The mountain, part of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks range in County Kerry, has been snow- and ice-bound for weeks

Carrauntoohil, County Kerry.

Carrauntoohil, County Kerry. Image by ritesh3 / CC BY 2.0

Several groups of experienced, well-equipped hikers have climbed the route in the winter conditions, but mountain rescue teams have advised that casual walkers avoid the high peaks. Read more:

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