Four Counties, Four Mountains, One Cause: Action Cancer 4 Peaks Challenge 2013

In May 2013 leading, cancer charity Action Cancer is asking people to challenge themselves by climbing the four highest mountains in Ireland to raise vital funds for its services.

The 4 Peaks Challenge will take place over two weekends in May and will visit four Counties – Down, Wicklow, Kerry and Mayo – one in every province of Ireland.

The challenge will begin on 11th May 2013 by scaling Slieve Donard (Down) continuing the following weekend (17th – 19th May)  with a climb up  Lugnaquila (Wicklow), Carrauntoohil, (Kerry), Mweelrea (Mayo). Participants can choose to climb one, three or all four of the mountains.

Event Organiser Leigh Chamberlain said, “We wanted to offer a challenge that would appeal to a wide range of people with varying levels of fitness. Participants can choose to take part in either or both of the weekends’ activities giving people the option pick and chose which mountains they climb. It also means that whole families and other groups can take part as there is an option for everyone.”

Action Cancer is a charity providing a range of lifesaving and support services within the local communities of Northern Ireland. It is the only charity providing free breast screening to women aged 40 – 49 and 70+, ages not covered by the NHS screening programme. It also provides support in the form of counselling and complementary therapies and offers health promotion programmes.  The charity receives no government funding and needs to raise £3.2million to run its services which are available from Action Cancer House in Belfast and regionally on board the Big Bus.

Action Cancer are holding an information session for the 4 peaks challenge for anyone who would like to know more about the challenge. It is on 20th November in Action Cancer House in 1 Marlborough Park, Belfast. Anyone signing up to the event will be asked to pay a small registration fee and raise a minimum amount of sponsorship which will benefit Action Cancer’s local services.

To sign up now or for more information, contact Leigh Chamberlain on
T: (028) 9080 3369 or

Dates for each leg of the challenge are:
Saturday 11th May Slieve Donard, Co. Down
Friday 17th May Lugnaquilla, Co Wicklow
Saturday 18th May Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry
Sunday 19th May Mweelrea, Co Mayo