Kerry Mountain Rescue helped 49 people who got into difficulties on the county’s mountains and hills last year.
The volunteer service responded to 42 call outs for help in 2015.
Two people died on the Kerry mountains over the past 12 months.
Alan Wallace with Kerry Mountain Rescue says the service cost €70,000 to run less than a quarter of which is grant aided.
He has the following advice for those out hillwalking and climbing at this time of year