14 April 2007

Focus Ireland's Four Peaks Challenge

Focus Ireland’s Four Peaks Challenge is taking place this June. The Challenge involves climbing the highest mountain in each province in Ireland, for charity. Carrauntoohil, Mweelrea, Slieve Donard & Lugnaquilla will be climbed in just three days. Approximately 450 people will be taking part.

Myself and my team of instructors are providing safety cover for the Carrauntoohil stage of the Challenge.

The route for Carrauntoohil begins near Lough Acoose, at the Hydro Track. A steep climb up a track leads to a long spur. A long, gradual climb leads to the summit of Caher, 1001 metres high. The path then runs along the crest of the high, spectacular Caher Ridge, with fantastic views into the Black Valley and Coomloughra Glen. The ridge finishes with a final ascent up the flank of Carrauntoohil, to the summit, 1039 metres high. Return along the same path. The route should take five to seven hours approximately and covers a distance of 12 kilometres.

The aim of the Four Peaks Challenge is to raise money for people who are homeless. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Focus Ireland on www.focusireland.ie or 01 881 5900.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Nathan.
    Ger here from the Focus Ireland Four Peaks challenge Training day in Wicklow.
    Just to say that the training provided was excellent and the knowledge gained really was so helpful.
    Would highly recommend it to people.
    Could you send me info about further traing??

    Regards and thanks Ger