Galtee Challenge/Crossing, 30th June 2013The annual Galtee Challenge and Crossing 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. The direction alternates each year and for 2013 it 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 meeting point is Anglesboro Village (map) and buses will take participants to the start in Cahir.
It is highly recommended that all participants have at least 2 litres of water, sufficient food, appropriate clothing and boots. (NO BOOTS NO WALK). Four seasons can be experienced on the mountain in any one day. A high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
Please note that due to the growing popularity of this event in recent years it is vital that you register at least a week in advance to ensure your seat on the bus. You can register by filling in the form at the bottom of this page or by contacting one of the facilitators Pat Ryan 087-9704404 or Owen Ryan 087-2273562. The registration fee of 20 euro must be paid at check-in on the morning of the event.
Galtee ChallengeFee: 20.00 euro. Check-in at Anglesboro Village at 7.30 am sharp.
Bus departs from Anglesboro at 7.45am sharp for the starting point in Cahir.
The Challenge is self navigating (OSI MAP 74) with manned and unmanned points as shown on route cards which will be given to participants at check-in on the morning. The Challenge is approx. 31km with 1700m approx ascent. 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.
ALL PARTICIPANTS must carry a map, compass and mobile phone and be proficient in their use. GPS is not a substitute for map and compass skills. If a walker is unable to complete the course he/she must contact the phone number on the route card.
Fee: 20.00 euro. Check in at Anglesboro Village
at 7.45 sharp.
Bus departs from Anglesboro at 8.00am sharp for the starting point in Cahir.
The Crossing is a guided walk with leaders and sweepers and covers the same route as the Challenge. The duration is 10 hours approx. Again a high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ACCEPT AND OBEY THE DECISIONS OF THE FACILITATORS ON THE DAY. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST STAY WITH THE GROUP. This is to ensure the safety of all who participate.
A certificate and gift will be presented to each participant after completion of the walk.
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE IN ANGLESBORO ON THE DAY.
A four course meal is available after the event in Ballinacourty House, Aherlow. If you are interested please state your preference on the registration form below or contact Breda Ryan on 086-3946048. The price is 20 euro, to be paid at registration on the morning of the event.
Map of Challenge/Crossing route
Download a GPX file of the route
Registration for Galtee Challenge/Crossing
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Remember that the fee of 20 euro is to be paid at check in on the morning of the event.
We wish a successful crossing to all participants and hope you enjoy the day.