Fitness Assessment Weekend


April 5th and 6th - June 7th/8th-  August 9th/10th-  October 4th/5th
Kerry- MacGillycuddy's Reeks/Purple/Tomies/Dingle Peninsula
2 Day's

The Fitness Assesment is over Two Days.

Starting 09:00 Saturday. Night Climb Sunday morning, starts 02:00 am.

Day1: Corran Tuathail 6 to 7 hours: Plus night Climb 5 to 6 hours night.

Trekking – Moderate to strenous and suitable for some beginners

€150 or €190 with accommodation - details below


Course Description 2014

Exciting Fittness Assesment Weekend: Ideal for Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Morroco, Alps…..

The aim of this weekend is to simulate the physical and mental requirements you will need leading up to and including summit day/night and it will test all your new equipment and clothing. Whether it is Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Russia or Aconcagua in South America.

Aim of Assessment:

You will experience a typical summit day on one of our treks worldwide that are over 10 hours and simulate typical conditions. It will be a good test stamina and of the gear you have the gear you may require.

The assesment is ideal for people who just want an exciting weekend on the Irish mountains even if not going on expedition and will set a bench mark for those who may want to go on trek in the future.

Your Challenge:

Carrauntoohill followed by a night climb over Purple Mountain. This will prove a highly valuable experience when the time comes to summit on trekking peaks. We highly recommend our Fittness Assesment if you plan to complete a trek abroad. You will also gain an insight to the typical schedule,mental and physical requirement and this will also highlight the importance of teamwork.. Please see the itinerary.

Dates and Details


April 5th/6th: June 7th/8th: August 9th/10th: October 4th/5th

Days: Saturday and Sunday

Begins Time: 09:00hrs

Meeting Point: Pat Falvey Walking and Adventure Centre (Kate Kearney’s Cottage)

Walk Duration: Aprrox 6-7 hours Saturday: Night Hike 5 to 6 hours.

Distance: Varied Approximately 10 to 13 km per day

Equipment: Check Gear Tab


Experienced Guides, demo’s and presentations.

1 x Accommodation, camping option available at the Mountain Lodge

Price: €150 or €190 PP with Accommodation - Group Discounts available

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Day 1:

09:00hrs Arrive at the Pat Falvey Walking and Adventure Centre
09:15hrs Brief
09:30hrs Begin Climbing 5-6hrs
17:30hrs Optional Dinner at Kate Kearney's Cottage

Day 2:

Outside your comfort zone:
You will be awoken from your slumber at a time unusual to you 02:00 am, we will depart from our base in darkness, to a moderate 5/6 hour return climb where we will watch the sunrise over Killarney National Park.



Personal Equipment: 35/ 45 liter Rucksack, Gaitors, Trekking Boots, Waterproof Jacket and Trousers, Warm Top, Hat and Gloves, head torch, spare batteries, hot drink, water, Lunch, snacks, , head torch.

Optional Extras: Camera and case, any additional clothing to ensure you are comfortable.

Head Guides: Pat Falvey, Tony Nation, John Higgs.