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Sixth round and second year of the Sofa to Summit 10k-500 Challenge.
New round - Minimum 10 required to go ahead.
This is the 'Saturday mornings' group for a 10 week programme to bring people (especially those new to hiking or those trying to regain fitness) to a certain level of hill-walking fitness and competence, while enjoying the outdoors. For those new to hiking I will give some guidance re footwear/clothing for the outdoors, plus some navigation basics.
The programme will start with easy walks and over the 10 sessions move slowly through increasing levels of difficulty, in terms of distance, terrain, duration, and ascent, with the goal of being able to do a hike in excess of 10km and 500m of overall ascent, by the end of the 10 weeks.
It will involve 1 walk/hike per week. The hikes at the start will last between 1- 2 hours, with the more difficult ones towards the end of the 10 weeks, lasting 3-4 hours. The 10 sessions will include attending a Moonlight Walk (weather permitting), to familiarise you using a head torch, etc. For the final few walks, you will hike one of the regular Saturday afternoon hikes, to meet the 10k and 500m overall ascent target. On one Saturday we may opt for a hike outside the Dublin-Wicklow area.
Start location will vary, so not accessible by public transport.
Fee for 10-week prog.: €60 (payable in advance and non-transferable).
If you think this might be something of interest to you, please let me know.
Summits we will be targeting include, Carrickgollogan, Little Sugar Loaf, Knocknagun, Prince William's Seat, Two & Three Rock, Djouce, Maulin, Littkle Brockagh, Scarr, Kanturk, and ***Lugnaquilla.
***Doing Lugnaquilla will be subject to attaining appropriate level of fitness.
IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Required: hiking boots. rain gear, spare extra layer(s), hat, gloves, drinks (incl. water), and snacks.
Please consult your GP before taking up hiking.
As with all outdoor sports, hiking carries the risk of injury, so you may wish to consider taking out some form of personal insurance. While I endeavour always to provide good advice and ensure everyone's safety on hikes, Mike's Hikes can accept no responsibility or liability for any injury incurred on the hikes. By your RSVP to attend, you agree to these terms.