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11th July 2015
Stats: Total distance travelled: 25 kilometres. Total height gain: 2450 metres.
Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and unique 1 day event in which participants will self navigate their way along a pre-planned route across the highest mountain range in Ireland – The majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.
During the course of this memorable day participants will trek over 25km of wild and rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of almost 2500 metres.
This is not a race but a challenge event where participants will test their personal navigational skills, fitness, determination and stamina… Have you got what it takes?!?!?!
After this Epic day finish off with one Epic after party in Cronin's yard with live music and a pig on a spit. Camping available.
Numbers are strictly limited for this event, book on early to avoid disappointment!
Starting at 8pm we will plan to make it to the summit around midnight where you will be able to stargaze and marvel at the lights of Newcastle and beyond.
Register online at www.cancerfocusni.org or call 028 9066 3281 to request a registration pack.
Registration fee £20
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Further details here https://www.facebook.com/events/893490994029827/
Fei Sheehy Challenge
It's an epic three day hillwalking challenge for self-navigators on the Comeragh, Galty and Knockmealdown mountain ranges. The event takes place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd August. Participants can elect to to one, two or three days of the challenge. The cumulative total distance for an experienced walker, over the three days, is 95km with a height gain of 4,200m.
Registration closes a month before the event or when 100 walker limit is reached. The cost for one day is €25, 2 days €40 and three days €50. All monies raised through registration and [optional] sponsorship cards will be donated to five nominated charities.
NB: This is not a guided walk. We drop you 30/35km from a designated finish point each day and it is up to the walker to navigate their way over the mountain ranges.
Full Details of the Event at www.FeiSheehyChallenge.net
Would you ever be this lucky to see this right outside your back door
In aid of The Irish Heart Foundation
More details here https://www.facebook.com/events/657290364400759/
Annascaul Walks hosts its third Tom Crean Endurance Walk this year. It takes place on Saturday June 20th. 2015 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. This tough 20 mile hill walk challenges participants to embrace the spirit of determination and courage shown by the polar explorers during the most incredible survival story in history. The club looks forward to welcoming back previous participants especially those who will be attempting the challenge for the third consecutive year.
Entry Fee includes food, water and barbeque afterwards at Hannafin’s Bar Annascaul.
Walkers will be transported by bus from Annascaul to the start point leaving the South Pole Inn at 7:00 am. The walk begins at 8am. Walkers must be registered prior to the walk either online or at the South Pole Inn on Friday from 7 to 9 pm or on Saturday from 6 to 7 am.?The walk is open to adults only ie over 18’s. It is intended for experienced hillwalkers who are familiar with upland terrain and changeable weather conditions. Walkers are advised that proper equipment is essential and in particular that hill walking boots are an absolute requirement. While club members will be present to offer support, man food stations and provide escape routes if necessary participants are asked to note that this is not a guided walk. A GPS File is available. Walkers will be issued with a number prior to the start which must be presented at check points and at the finish in order to receive the Endurance Walk medallion and a voucher for the barbeque. In the interest of safety a time limit applies, decisions are made at the club’s discretion and their word is final.
The guest of honour this year is the Hon. Alexander Shackleton granddaughter of Sir Earnest Shackelton. Lady Alexandra will present finishers with a specially designed medallion bearing an image of the ‘Endurance’ ship.
Other events of the weekend include talks by Michael Smith, author of many books on the history of polar exploration including Shackleton – the Boss, the only biography of Sir Earnest Shackleton.
Musical performances by Cliff Wedgebury balladeer and composer of ‘The Ballad of Tom Crean’
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