The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition)

Kerry Climbing to new heights

- with Simon Brouder | | 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.
Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan Piaras and Catherine Kelly of Kerry Climbing.
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