Kerry Climb­ing to new heights

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - with Si­mon Brouder | busi­ness@ker­ry­ | 0667145582

PRES­TI­GIOUS travel pub­li­ca­tion “Lux­ury Travel Guide” have awarded a small fam­ily run Kil­lar­ney based com­pany Kerry Climb­ing with the cov­eted ti­tle of Ire­lands’ “Ad­ven­ture Tour Op­er­a­tor of the Year”.

All win­ners of the Lux­ury Travel Guide Awards are sub­ject to rig­or­ous as­sess­ment cri­te­ria, car­ried out by a panel of high rank­ing judges and celebri­ties.

This en­sures only the most de­serv­ing com­pa­nies re­ceive the ac­co­lade gain­ing a place in an awards win­ners’ guide, that is dis­trib­uted to over 400,000 pro­fes­sional and af­flu­ent in­di­vid­u­als around the world.

Kerry Climb­ing, run by hus­band and wife team Cather­ine and Piaras Kelly spe­cialise in guided as­cents of the MacGil­ly­cuddy Reeks in Kerry and Ire­land’s high­est moun­tain Car­raun­toohil. They also pro­vide tours of all the other moun­tain­ous ar­eas of south­ern Ire­land.

From leisurely walks in an­cient oak forests to chal­leng­ing roped climbs and as­cents.

They also pro­vide team build­ing and training days for fu­ture ad­ven­tures and peaks as well as run­ning cor­po­rate and char­ity events.

Cather­ine and Piaras are ex­tremely pas­sion­ate about the area and it shows.

Over the last seven years Kerry Climb­ing have risen to be one of the best known Ad­ven­ture Com­pa­nies in the coun­try.

They have been awarded a Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence for the last three years run­ning by Trip Ad­vi­sor and also hold­ing the num­ber one spot on the web­site’s sec­tion on Out­door Ac­tiv­ity in Kil­lar­ney.

“We were thrilled to get the call let­ting us know we had re­ceived this award,” said Cather­ine Kelly.

It makes us very proud to bring the ti­tle of Ad­ven­ture Tour Op­er­a­tor of the Year to Kerry which is of course the Ad­ven­ture Cap­i­tal of the coun­try. We are very pas­sion­ate about the area that we work in and pro­mote so it re­ally is a huge hon­our to get this recog­ni­tion” she said.

For de­tails visit www.ker­ryclimb­

Photo by Va­lerie O’Sul­li­van

Piaras and Cather­ine Kelly of Kerry Climb­ing.

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