Trek Mayo’s highest peak at night for charity

Witness the sunrise from Mayo’s highest peaks by trekking Mayo’s Mweelrea on behalf of the Irish Red Cross. The annual Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge takes place on Sunday April 12, raising funds on behalf of vulnerable communities in Ireland and overseas.

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 remote grit and sandstone massif of Mweelrea, also known as the Grey bald Mountain, stands at 819 metres. From the summit, there are spectacular views of Killary Harbour, the Atlantic coast, and Connemara.

The six challenge 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 while 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 www.redcross.ie/sunrisesummit or contact the Sunrise Summit team at [email protected] or call (01 ) 6424659. All participants must have registered in advance of the event.

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