Do you have what it takes to become an Irish hillwalking champion? If so, we are delighted to offer you that chance. The All-Ireland Hillwalking Individuals Championship is the ultimate outdoor sports competition contested in the Irish uplands. It is free to enter and is open to all experienced hillwalkers.
To compete in any of the four All-Ireland Hillwalking Championship categories, each participating hillwalker is required to visit High Point locations throughout Ireland, log them using the Peakhunter smartphone app, and register them with us via the Highpointeer Score Form hosted on our website.
The competitive season starts on the day of the Spring Equinox and finishes six months later on the Autumn Equinox.
Please note that the All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships will have a new streamlined format from 2022.
- Download the Peakhunter app to your smartphone and set up a profile. Peakhunter is our official logging partner.
- Sign into the Peakhunter app on your smartphone. You should only have to do this once.
- In the app's settings, download all the Ireland and United Kingdom locations. We recommend that you do this every few months to ensure that you have the most up-to-date set of locations.
- Visit High Point locations in Ireland. Log these High Point visits while present at the location using the Peakhunter app.
- Register your High Point visits with us using our online Highpointeer Score Form before the end of 30th September.
- The sport hillwalking season starts on the Spring Equinox and ends on Autumn Equinox each year. During this six-month-long competition, you are permitted to count up to four visits to each High Point location towards your total points-score for the year.
- If visiting the same High Point location more than once, you must allow at least 24 hours between visits. Multiple visits to the same location within the same 24-hour period will only count as one visit. This is to ensure that you do not simply step out of a High Point's logging zone and back in immediately to log it again. Please note that all Peakhunter logs are time-stamped.
- Highpointeer Score Forms received after 30th September will not be considered.
- At the end of the competition season, the 5 highest point-scorers from each club, county and province will become the respective club's, county's and province's official Sport Hillwalking team for that year.
The three individuals who accumulate the highest point-scores during the sport hillwalking season will secure the top three placings in that year's All-Ireland Individuals Championship. The selection process is as follows:
- All submitted Highpointeer Score Forms are automatically added to a secure spreadsheet.
- Each completed Highpointeer Score Form received is manually checked and verified.
- After the submissions deadline (30th September), the final version of the spreadsheet containing all verified Highpointeer Score Forms received during the year is interrogated and the three highest scoring entrants are identified.
- The three participants with the highest scores are announced in October.
- The 2021 All-Ireland Hillwalking Individuals Championship was scheduled to start on 20th March but was postponed until 10th May due to the travel restrictions which were in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
- Click here to find out how you can take part.
- Results will be announced in October 2021.
- CHAMPION - Dillon Lynch