Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers News 18th June 2012

Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers recent summer climbing expedition to the English Lake District was a great success in good weather. On the first day a large group completed Scafell Pike the highest mountain in Britain. This marked the completion of the four peaks challenge (climbing the highest mountains of each country on these islands) for Dan Condren, Templemore; Marianne Cleary, Thurles; Ollie Walsh, Moyne; Bridget Browne, Moycarkey and Tom Cummins, Graigue.


This group then went on to ascend the famous Broad Stand rockclimbing route on Scafell under the leadership of

Photograph shows Winnie Flynn and John G O'Dwyer just visible on the summit on Napes Needle

Dan Condren.  On the following day, Josephine Tobin led a circuit of Helvellyn while including traverses of the captivating Striding Edge and Swirral ridges. Meanwhile, John G O’Dwyer, Joan Quinn, Bridget Browne, Winnie Flynn, and Dan Condren broke away from the main bunch to ascend the famous vertical pillar of Napes Needle.


Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers next big event, is strictly for those who enjoy keeping their two feet firmly on the ground.   The 15th annual Autumn Charity  Challenge, which this year takes place among the unmatched scenery of the Burren area of Co Clare,  offers all comers some of the best walking in Ireland suitable for all fitness levels. 


The event, which takes place from, Fri Oct 12 to Sun Oct 14, is open to all – including newcomers to outdoor walking – wishing to support the cause of blind people. If you might like to participate the entire weekend, including hotel accommodation, costs just 159 euro  and further information can be had  from  Michael Sutton, 17 Willowmere Drive, Thurles Co Tipp; Tel:  0504-21482 or 086–4009989; email michaelsutton1949@gmail.com

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