The McGillicuddy Reeks

Ultimate High Peaks Challenge

Register for Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge 2018 

Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and unique 1-day event. Participants in the Ultimate High Peaks Challenge will self-navigate their way along a pre-planned route. The route takes in highest mountain range in Ireland – The majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.  During the course of the High Peaks Challenge, participants will trek over 25km of wild and rugged mountain terrain. In the process they will tick off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of almost 2,500 metres.


Relevant Experience

Mountain challenges of this nature are an extremely tough and challenging proposition and so it is a clear and obvious pre-requisite that participants possess a very high level of fitness and mountain competence.  This extreme event is marshalled but not guided and hence all participants must be highly experienced, competent and efficient mountain goers & navigators and highly confident on extremely steep, rugged terrain with no paths or trails in at times extreme weather conditions. Many previous participants have severely underestimated the seriousness and nature of this event and we ask you please do not even consider registering if you do not possess the high levels of fitness and experience required.

Cut Off Times

This is a challenge event and not a race. However, that said there will be a cut off times to reach certain points along the route. Anyone arriving at this point after the cut off time will need to abort the remainder of the route. These will be stringently enforced and are designed to maximize the safety of ALL participants as-well as event marshals. These times will be generous. Further details of this will be in your race information pack and are also listed below.

For more information click here: Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge 2018


To register click here: Registration

High Peaks Challenge event pack collection and final registration takes place in the event base in Cronin’s Yard on Friday evening 18th May between 19.00 – 21.30pm and also in the same venue on Saturday morning 19th May strictly between 04.30 – 05.15am

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