Galtee Challenge, Saturday, June 30th, 2018


The 2018 Galtee Challenge took place on Saturday, June 30, in very warm and dry conditions which allowed for great views for all 78 walkers. Congratulations to all who took part. Photos

The Challenge

The self navigating Galtee Challenge is a 31km traverse of the entire Galtee Mountain range, taking in all major peaks with a total height gain of 1700 metres approx. and a maximum altitude of 919 metres. It is advisable that participants should have completed other long distance walks with at least 1,500m ascent or more. This is a Challenge Walk for the experienced walker with a high level of fitness. In addition to the physical challenge, it is a test of navigation skills especially in poor weather conditions.
The direction is east to west, starting in Cahir, then to Farbreaga, Greenane, Galtee Beag, Galtee Mor, Slievecushnabinna, Carrignabinnia, Lyracappul and Temple Hill with the finish at Anglesboro.
The Challenge is self navigating with checkpoints as shown on route cards which will be given to participants at sign-in on the morning.
All participants must carry their own map (OSI MAP 74), compass and mobile phone and be proficient in their use.
It is highly recommended that all participants have at least 2 litres of water, sufficient food for the day and appropriate clothing and boots. A high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
If a walker is unable to complete the course he/she must contact the phone number on the route card.
Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a certificate and medal.
View Map of the Challenge route
Download a GPX file of the route

Photos from previous years.

2010 photos

2011 photos

2012 photos

2013 photos

2014 photos

2015 photos

2016 photos

2017 photos

Video by 2011 participant

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