Last Call for Adventurers to See the Sunrise over Tipperary

The booking deadline for Tipperary’s Sunrise Summit Challenge is fast approaching. All individuals, families and teams looking to join the the annual Irish Red Cross charity event are asked to sign up by 31st March 2015.

The Sunrise Summit Challenge will take place on Sunday April 12th and has routes suitable for every level of fitness and experience.  Simultaneously taking place at six mountain locations across Ireland, participants across the country will hike through the early morning darkness, reaching the mountain summit in time to witness a beautiful spring sunrise.

With commanding views over the entire south-east of the country, Galtymore stands at 919 meters. The initial boggy trail makes way for a steep summit approach over red sandstone and conglomerate bedrock.  Legend has it that it is inhabited by a snake banished there by St. Patrick.

Participants choose which mountain to hike from six mountains in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo and Donegal.  All offering a range of exciting route types.  From ambling treks through beautiful woodland to more challenging hikes up steep ridges, this challenge will appeal to everyone from seasoned adventurers to Sunday hikers.  Each group will be guided by specially trained Mountain Guides.

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 your place in the Sunrise Summit Challenge visit www.redcross.ie/sunrisesummit or contact the Sunrise Summit Team at challengeevents@redcross.ie /telephone 01 642 4659.  All participants must have registered in advance of the event.

  • The Sunrise Summit Challenge raise money for Irish Red Cross humanitarian activities in Ireland and overseas. The Irish Red Cross is currently:
    • Working as part of the fight to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa
    • Bringing shelter, food and medicine to families affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria
    • Working with vulnerable communities in Ireland
  • The 6 Sunrise Summit Challenge mountains are:
  • Carrauntoohil – Co. Kerry
  • Lugnaquilla – Co. Wicklow
  • Djouce – Co. Wicklow
  • Galtymore – Co. Tipperary
  • Mweelrea – Co. Mayo
  • Errigal – Co. Donegal

Keep up to date with the Sunrise Summit Challenge on social media:

@SunriseSummit / www.facebook.com/IrishRedCross / www.Pinterest.com/IrishRedCross

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