Ever wondered what it’s like to see the sunrise over your home county? Well now’s your chance.
This spring, the Irish Red Cross is challenging you to test your fitness by taking part in the Sunrise Summit Challenge, a brand new charity challenge taking place at ten mountain locations across Ireland. On April 14th, participants will hike through the early morning darkness reaching the mountain summits in time to witness the sunrise over Ireland.
The ten mountain hikes, which will take place in counties Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Waterford and Down, offer something suitable for every level of experience, from seasoned adventurers to Sunday hikers and families. Each hike is between 5 and 13 km and routes vary from ambling treks through beautiful woodland to more challenging ascents of glacial corries and spectacular arêtes.
The Sunrise Summit Challenge offers a unique opportunity to take part in an unforgettable mountain adventure whilst also raising funds for the Irish Red Cross’ humanitarian work in Ireland and around the world.
To register for your place and for more information see www.redcross.ie, all participants must have registered in advance of the event; registration closing date is April 8th.
The 10 Sunrise Summit Mountains are:
– Carrauntoohil – Co. Kerry
– Torc – Co. Kerry
– Lugnaquilla – Co. Wicklow
– Djouce – Co. Wicklow
– Galtymore – Co. Tipperary
– Mweelrea – Co. Mayo
– Diamond Hill – Co. Galway
– Slieve Donard – Co. Down
– Errigal – Co. Donegal
– Coumshinguan Circuit – Co. Waterford