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Maamturks Challenge Walk Registration

Maamturks Challenge Walk – Sat April 8th, 2017

Maamturks Challenge Walk


The date has been confirmed for the 2017 Maamturks Challenge Walk. It will take place on Saturday 8th April 2017.

Registration for the event will be online via Event Brite and postal registration will also be available. Registration will open at 7pm on Monday 16th January 2017.

All information for registering will be available on our website at Please note that we are in the process of updating the website. The new site should be up and running in the next few days and as a result it may be offline for some periods while we get it launched.

If you have any other questions, please let me know. I will send a reminder email regarding the opening of registration in the New Year.

I hope that we might see you at the Challenge next April and from all in the NUIG Mountaineering Club, we would like to wish you a Happy Christmas.

Cathal Breathnach

National University of Ireland Galway Mountaineering Club

First ran in 1975, the Maamturks challenge has been a focal point of hillwalking in Ireland for over 40 years. Situated between the beautiful communities of Maam and Leenane, the nature of the event is considered unique both within and outside of Ireland.

Participants are required to complete a full transverse of the famous Maamturks mountain range, a notoriously barren and rock terrain. With ridges, cliffs and numerous valleys, participants in the walk are generally some of the most experienced hillwalkers Ireland has to offer. Despite the challenge of the event, it is rare to only ever participate once. Many participants are drawn back each year as an annual pilgrimage to meet with friends from around the country. Whether you are a serial Maamturker or complete the challenge once, it is a memorable experience and one that will stay with you.


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