Galtee Challenge/Crossing

The next Galtee Challenge and Crossing will take place on Sunday June 25th, 2017. More details here later.

The 2016 event, Sunday June 26th

 The Galtee Walking Club's Challenge (self navigating) and Crossing (guided walk), a 31km traverse of the entire Galtee Mountain range, took place on Sunday June 26th. Photos of the event can be seen on the club's photo gallery and also on the Hillwalking Radio Group's photo gallery.
Thanks to everyone who took part in either the Challenge or the Crossing. We hope you all enjoyed the day. Thanks also to all who worked to make the event happen, both on the day and in the weeks and months before hand.  We hope to do it all again in June 2017.

Group on Galtymore during the Crossing. The highest point on the walk at 919 metres.

Breda Ryan with Danny Mills (right), the first to finish the Challenge at 2;00pm and Tom Egan (left), who came in second at 2:14pm.

Siobhan Hoare, the first woman to finish the Challenge at 2:20pm is presented with her certificat​e by Breda Ryan.

The leading group on the Challenge at point 597. In the photo are Danny Mills, Tom Egan, Siobhan Hoare, Conor Keane, Ger Condon, Pat Geary, James McNamara, and Johnny Walsh.

View Map of Challenge/Crossing route

Download a GPX file of the route

Challenge/Crossing photos
from previous years.

2010 photos

2011 photos

2012 photos

2013 photos

2014 photos

2015 photos

Video by 2011 participant

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