Mercy Hospital Survival Challenges 2010

adventureThe Mercy Hospital Foundation have launched two very exciting challenges for 2010! Do you have what it takes to survive three days trekking in the Irish mountains, building & sleeping in your own shelter and completing challenges along the route? Teams of two will test themselves to the limit armed with just basic equipment.

Where and when are this year’s challenges taking place?

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd May 2010 Wicklow Mountains (brand new challenge!)
  • 24th, 25th and 26th September 2010 Comeragh Mountains (back by popular demand with a new route!)

What does the challenge entail?

The challenge brings you back to basic s; an intense training session takes place on day 1 covering  such topics as building your own shelter, navigation, wilderness first aid, rescue etc. You will then complete a trek over the next two days of between 35km and  50km. The event will be full of surprises and twists to keep you on your toes.  Kick off your New Year by committing to one or more of these Mountain Survival Challenges!

Experience is not essential as full training is provided.

We also have an exclusive Survival Challenge for members of the Defence Forces, contact us for more details.

How much do you have to raise? All you have to do is raise €650 per person or €1,300 per team of two in aid of the Mercy Hospital and you can take part in one of the challenges. It is easier than you think to raise the funds and we are here to help every step of the way.

How do I sign up? Sign up online at

More details available from The Adventure Agency: 01 254 2754