Trek Ireland’s Highest Peaks at Night

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Witness the sunrise from the top of Ireland’s highest mountain peaks. The annual Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge will take place on Sunday April 12th and has routes suitable for every level of experience.

Simultaneously taking place at six mountain locations across Ireland, the Sunrise Summit Challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness, reaching the mountain summits in time to witness a beautiful spring sunrise.

The six mountains, in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo and Donegal offer 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.

For more information and for individuals and groups wishing to register for their place in the Sunrise Summit Challenge visit or contact the Sunrise Summit Team at /telephone 01 642 4659.  All participants must have registered in advance of the event.

 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


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