This post is for the benefit of those that have not taken part and may not fully understand what’s involved. If you’ve any questions, post them in the comments section.
If previous participants want to post their words of wisdom, fire away.
It takes place on 17th , 18th and 19th August 2018.
I'd email those that have registered in previous years, when registration opens.
Clubs are contacted about the event every year, when registration opens. It’s up to the clubs to inform their members.
The full challenge involves three challenge walks back-to-back over three days.
You can elect to do one, two or three days. It’s up to you. There’s no pressure to do the three.
It’s for self-navigators.
You sign-in at a different location each day. We bus you to the designated start and you walk back to your car. A to B, with no checkpoints, as efficiently as you can. Simple as that.
It’s €75 for three days, €60 for two and €40 for one.
Registration closes on the *17th July* or earlier if the limit of 75 participants is reached.
Your registration fee goes to the nominated beneficiaries. The money needed to stage the event eg. insurance, busses, medals, certs, food on the Sunday etc. etc. is raised separately via donations, a grant and sponsorship.
We have the support of local hillwalking clubs who provide woman/man power.
When you register, you’re entered in the free draw for the five or six prizes and you’re eligible for the free ViewRanger credits.
If you want/need indicative GPX tracks for the three days, we have them for those that register.
An itinerary goes out to you when registration closes giving you details of sign-in/sign-out locations, parking facilities etc.
You’ll be given an emergency phone number on the day(s) in case you need to come off early.
How hard is it to do three days? The hardest part is getting your head around it, as hillwalking challenges tend to be one day events. You take it one day at a time, pace yourself, feed and water yourself correctly, and be smart about what you carry. You might feel like staying in bed, or turning the car around, on day two or three but once you set foot on the hill, you’re off again.
If you get wet on day one or two, having a second pair of boots and change of wet gear is smart as you may not have drying facilities where you’re staying.
There is also a Club Challenge. A point is awarded for each walker that completes a day, two points if you do two and three points for three. It’s about finishing a day and not about speed. A club with 10 walkers that each do one day would beat a club with three walkers that each do three days. Fifteen points won the accolade and trophy last year.