The event took place for the first time in 2014. It’s a three day, self-navigating, hill walking challenge to ‘cross’ the Comeragh, Galty and Knockmealdown mountain ranges on successive days. The cumulative distance and height gain/descent, over the three days, is in the region of 95km and 4,200m.
To date, challenge hill walkers have travelled from all around the Country to participate and we’ve raised about €28,000 in funds.
There is also a perpetual cup on offer for any Hill Walking Club that is interested in taking on this challenge. Points are awarded for each day that a walker completes. It’s not about time or speed, it’s about finishing. Clubs will have walkers that can do one day, two days or the three - it’s up to the individual.
You are notified in advance of where the registration is each day and your car is left here. We then transport you to the walk start and you make your way back, across the mountains, to your car and sign-out.
Dates for your diary:
Associated Gribbon locations:
This article was contributed by Gerard Sheehy
(organiser of the Fei Sheehy Challenge)
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