I claimed some time ago that I was no summit bagger but having done many of the County Tops whilst completing various circuits, the MountainViews list began to create something of an itch that needed to be scratched. Simon Stewart and his infectious lists!! It became an irresistible challenge for my partner, Martin, and I to complete his County Tops list. On 16th November 2012, on a bitterly cold day with occasional hail showers, we assailed Slieve Beagh, our final summit in County Monaghan. Later Read more [...]
The Irish Red Cross have launched ‘Sunrise Summit Challenge’, a brand new charity adventure which will simultaneously take place at ten mountain locations across Ireland. The Sunrise Summit Challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness, of April 14th, reaching the mountain summits in time to witness the sun rise over Ireland.
The ten mountains, in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Waterford and Down, offer a range of exciting route types, suitable Read more [...]
David Deighan takes a look at the Ow Valley in County Wicklow, a hidden gem that is often overlooked in the Garden County.
Poet J.M. Synge spoke of his beloved Wicklow in terms of heading ‘South and west and south again’. If you do so from Dublin city, you may end up in the gorgeous valley of the River Ow – a little known, magical place so far off the beaten path that it rarely turns up in the guide books. The setting, below the tumbling cliffs of Lugnaquilla Mountain, belies the fact Read more [...]
At 12:00pm today, December 15th, the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were requested by An Garda Síochána to come to the aid of a male hill walker who had sustained a leg injury while descending from Lugnaquilla.
The man who was with 2 other friends were descending when the injury occurred. He continued on with the help of his friends but due to the pain of the injury the decided to call Mountain Rescue. The party of three were Read more [...]
At 3:30pm today, December 9th, the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Irish Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were requested by An Garda Síochána to come to the aid of a male hill walker who had gotten lost when descending from Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow.
The walker in his 50’s who was a competent walker and a regular user of the mountains became disorientated during very tough weather conditions when he was descending from Lugnaquilla towards Baravore Carpark in Read more [...]
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 Read more [...]
Calling all hillwalking enthuaists looking for a unique challenge for 2010.
The Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge now in its eleventh year invites teams of between 3 and 5 walkers plus a minimum of two drivers per vehicle to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces of Ireland over one weekend while at the same time raisinge €4,500 in sponsorship for people who are homeless. This unique challenge provides you with an opportunity to meet five hundred like minded people in some Read more [...]