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Sneem JFK 50 Mile Challenge
23rd - 25th May 2014
Sneem Walking Weekend 2014
2nd - 4th May 2014
In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers
by FRANK NUGENT
In Search of Peaks, Passes and Glaciers.
Irish Alpine Pioneers
by FRANK NUGENT
"No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or day-glo Gore-Tex adorned Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. From the 1850s to the early twentieth century, the achievements of Irish mountaineers are largely obscured in British historical accounts. This sets the record straight. Frank Nugent, mountaineer-explorer, reveals a significant Irish contribution beginning with the Golden Age of Alpine Mountaineering when the first ascents of mountains like the Eiger and Weisshorn and the first traverse of the Matterhorn from Italy were by Irish climbers."
Joyce Country Challenge 2013
The 7th annual Joyce Country Challenge will be remembered as year of the heat wave. Having experienced all types of possible weather in the last 6 years, we should have known that a heat wave was the only possibility remaining.
The Comeragh Crossing Challenge 2014
The Mourne Wall Walk 2013
The Mourne Wall walk was very popular during the 60s and 70s and ended in 1983.
We are glad to tell you that this is taking place again on the 1st September this year.
We are all looking forward to this important event.
Perhaps you would like to take part in this event or tell your friends.
Comeragh Challenge 2013
Couldn't help but notice as I watched the All-England tennis finals from Wimbledon as I sat nice and cozy, minding the tools of our trade (Our Sore Feet) after this years great Comeragh Challenge - how the players can do nothing but moan and whine!
There's forever something wrong with their shoes - or the sun is in their eyes - or they can't get their prefered balls - or (God Forbid) they've run out of challenges !!!!
Well the ever avid Hillwalker who was in abundance on this mighty series of walks, hosted each year by the Dungarvan Hillwalking Club is sure never to run out of any Challenge in any shape or form . . . .
The Lug Walk 2013
It barely took two minutes around the 5am mark to see any and all who were attired in shorts to alas dig deep into their rucksacks and pull out sad looking leggings and indeed full raingear (as was their want).
And be it a wild guess or a Challenge Walker's intuition - but little or no Factor50 would be needed today!
The rains of the day began at the Starting Checkpoint as over a hundred hardy walkers declared themselves off and running on this year's Lug Walk as hosted by the Irish Ramblers Hillwalking Club.
And not to be outdone - a savage wind joined forces and never truly let-up all day . . . . .
Bunclody Hillwalking Day