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My Round of The County Tops: Dr Sharron P. Schwartz

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 [...]

Sunrise Summit Challenge – Trek Ireland’s Highest Peaks at Night

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 [...]

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2013

This May will be the 5th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calender for Connemara and the area. This year’s event will take place on from the 3rd – 5th May – May bank Holiday. This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 3 walks from Strenuous to low level and we have also added a guided cycle on both the Saturday & Read more [...]

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 Read more [...]

4 Provinces – 4 Peaks…. Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge 2010

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 [...]