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gilnadowd
2011-09-22 13:29:16
ILIM 100 Peaks Challenge
On the weekend of 10th and 11th September 2011, 43 staff from Irish Life Investment Managers undertook what had never officially been done before – attempt to climb all of the 100 highest mountain peaks in Ireland (as listed on Mountainviews) over 1 weekend. This was done in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital for whom we are hoping to raise €50,000.

The peaks range from no.100 - Stony Top (714m) in the Dublin/Wicklow mountains to no.1 – Carrauntoohil (1,039m) in the McGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry. In relation to the hikes themselves, the Top 100 Peaks have been sorted into 32 different hike routes, which will be tackled over the two days. The beauty of 100 Peaks is that there is something in it for everyone. The hillwalks can accommodate both the super-fit looking for a tough challenge and the first time hill walker hoping there is a pub near the finish. The challenge weekend involved teamwork and some serious coordination of logistics as staff in teams of 3 or 4 hikers tackled c. 30 hikes over 11 counties in the 4 provinces.September
Well we (nearly) did it – 97 peaks achieved. The weather was appalling particularly in Mayo as the tail end of Hurricane Katia swept the west coast. So by the end of the weekend there were just two peaks in the Sheefry Hills and one peak on Brandon’s Faha Ridge that remained unclimbed. while all the others were scaled. The outstanding 3 peaks have since been climbed so we can say that ILIM climbed the One Hundred Highest Peaks in Ireland for Crumlin Children's Hospital

If you want to find out more about the challenge or to donate, check out our website: www.ilim100peaks.com . Check out the photos to see the sort of conditions the teams had to endure. Any contribution you can make to our efforts will be greatly appreciated.
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Summit Comment
Tonelagee NE Top: Barely recognisable as a separate top
Colin Murphy a few minutes ago.
This is a handy one to bag on the way to Tonelagee, but it is so nondescript that many a walker has by-passed it without realising it is a top in itself. The summit is a broad, grassy area with no...

  
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Tonelagee: The perfect beginner's mountain
Colin Murphy less than an hour ago.
Besides crossing Glenmacnass River at the start and end, (which has seen many an unfortunate walker ascend in soggy boots) Tonelagee is a pleasant and relatively easy climb from the carpark near t...

  
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Iorras Beag: Panoramic views of Connemara
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 hours ago.
A pleasant 2 hour walk from Roundstone village by taking a minor road to the west from the centre of the village. There is parking along this road at L71775 40102. Continue on ungraded road to a w...

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Cashel Hill: Connemara in the Sun
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50, Buny Clare 3 hours ago.
Climbed on Tuesday 07th June , 2 hrs 45min return. I went up the track from the road after the entrance to Cashel House Hotel and just before the church L80303 42385. Walked past the graveyard and...

  
Track
Brockagh Tops
Bunsen7 7 hours ago.
Similar track to a number of others which I used for guidance. Parked at the forest entrance having turned up at the ... walk, Len: 14.5km, Climb: 517m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow

  
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Do your VITAL bit for hillwalking maps soon.
simon3 8 hours ago.
Ordnance Survey Ireland bring out a high proportion of the maps of interest to hillwalkers in Ireland. They are the only source of mapping for vast swathes of the island of Ireland. But since they...

Track
Lake District: Skiddaw via Ullock Pike
Onzy a day ago.
Classic route in the lakes... walk, Len: 15.3km, Climb: 1062m, Area: Ullock Pike, Lake District - Northern Fe...

  
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La Gomera - GR132
GSheehy 2 days ago.
In 1492, Columbus set out from San Sebasti

  
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Doughruagh: Rocky summit with access issues from Kylemore Abbey
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 4 days ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

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Doughruagh South Top: Twin of Doughruagh main top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 4 days ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

  
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Raghtin More: The smallest Inishowen Arderin
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point. From here you can avoid Crockmain and carry on towards Raghtin More to the Nort...

  
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Crockmain: An uninspiring summit with great views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 5 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point before heading north over heather to the summit. Alternatively from Mamore Gap c...


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