The Irish mountain landscapes have their own delicate eco systems, habitats and landscapes. Mountains are, by definition, raised land forms. Every metre of ascent brings you to new vegetation, habitats and climates. They define borders, influence the weather and provide refuge.
Hikes are guided with safety, conservation and preservation as top priority to cause as little disturbance as possible to these delicate areas. Careful thought goes into the impact on the areas, everything from footfall, transport, litter, the eco systems as a whole, and last but not least, local communities.