Seven year old climbs Carrauntoohil

Matt Houlihan a  seven year old from West Cork climbed Ireland’s highest peak Carrauntoohil on Tuesday. The mountain is 1038 meters high and he made the ascent look very easy. He was with his family Heidi, Fran and Niall, plus his godfather Mike who flew over from the UK to accompany him.

Matt’s father Iñaki died of kidney cancer five years ago and Matt wanted to do something in memory of him. So he set up a go fund me page and got sponsorship to climb the mountain.

Watch a short video of Matt’s ascent here

or facebook version, probably needs the sound on…

Matt Houlihan 7, climbs Ireland's highest mountain

Matt Houlihan is seven years old, he did a sponsored climb of Carrauntoohil to get money for Kidney Cancer Research. He did a great job of it too, what a pleasure to go with him and make this film.There is a link in the film, write it down and donate some money for this lads brilliant effort.

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The BBC even used my video

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Posted by BBC News: East of England on Thursday, 26 July 2018

Seven year old climbs Carrauntoohil

Mike, Fran, Niall, Matt and Heidi

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