Climb Lugnaquilla

 

Lugnaguilla 925m (3,035 ft) The highest peak in Leinster, and Ireland’s 13th highest peak which is affectionately known as “Lug”. Ian has climbed Lug 289 times since 1998 and we lead groups up Lugnaquila on a regular basis. Views on a clear day, extend east across the Irish Sea to the mountains of Snowdonia in Wales, and west to the mountains of Munster. Lugnaquilla has some challenging and varied routes. We either come in from the North or South when climbing Lug. Lugnaquilla has it own weather system and temperature from vary greatly from the valley to the summit. Lugnaquilla is a serious challenge and one that should only be undertaken with a guide and the right equipment. Upcoming trips
On top of Lugnaquilla in Wicklow

A little bit more about the trek

We approach Lugnaquilla from the Glenmalure Valley, but we do not recommend this trek for inexperienced walkers.  It is a serious hike no matter what month you decide to climb. Lugnaquilla should only be undertaken with proper equipment, gear and experienced guide. CLICK HERE for our day hiking kit list.

We first rise out of the valley floor and make our way up a road path which opens up into a beautiful basin. The landscape has a weather beaten almost harsh feel, however it is spectacularly beautiful. There are a few steep trekking sections before we find ourselves in real wilderness. We move higher to a scrambling section before the long slog up to the summit plateau.

On top of Lugnaquilla.
The summit is marked with a summit table, listing the direction of surrounding mountains and regions. From here we will head back down a slightly different route but aiming to finish in 5 hours, and back for some well deserved food and drink in one of the local pubs!

Ready to go?

Does this information excite you to climb Lugnaquilla with us?  If so, get in touch today.  We pride ourselves on making sure that our clients have every opportunity to succeed on the mountains, including professional training advice, gear lists and video links on how to pack your bag, and much more.  We are always available to answer any questions you may have by email, phone or skype, so contact us today!