Reeks Challenge

  • Overview

  • Inclusions

  • Gear

  • Private Groups

Trip: The Reeks Challenge

Altitude/Distance: 750m/19kms approx

Route: McGillycuddy Reeks

Date: All Year - contact us for details and dates 

Duration: 9-12hrs (Early start required)

Grade: Trek- Moderate/ Strenuous

Price: €230 per person - Residential

Join us on our Reeks Challenge - Nine to Twelve of Ireland's highest mountains in one day!

With the Macgillycuddy Reeks encompassing eleven of Ireland's fourteen +900ft peaks, can you imagine a more picturesque way of spending a day than traversing across many of the Reek's 27 peaks?

Breathtaking scenery will be an ongoing reward as you cross Ireland's roof top with our experienced, local guides, whose tales of the lands you cross will bring you closer to the remote landscape you will encounter. And as if that wasn't enough, completing this challenge will also take you through some of the best Grade 1 scrambling you will find within the country.

Price includes:

  • Experienced Guides

  • Transfers to/from start point

  • 2 Nights of Accommodation in the Mountain Lodge

  • 1 evening meal

Below is a recommended basic hillwalking gear list. If you have some or most of the items - great! If you don't, please contact us as there is no problem arranging some options from the guide on the day. You will find the more you hillwalk, the more likely you'll spend money on good gear. There are very good reasons why people purchase expensive gear and that is to keep them dry, warm and comfortable even in the most extreme conditions. This is very important during colder conditions. You do not have to buy all of the below unless you are going to do more in near future, but if possible try to borrow some and we can give you some advice on the day before you buy your own. Also most ski-wear is suitable, although the heavier items, more so in winter.

  • One pair of good walking/mountaineering boots.

  • Socks

  • Thermal top base

  • Good fleece or softshell.

  • Trekking pants in summer,

  • Thermal fleece pants in winter

  • Wind and water proofs (Gore-Tex or similar): Jacket and Trousers.

  • Head gear: thermal hat and/or sunhat (Buff, neck gaiter, optional) or balaclava in winter

  • Adjustable ski poles, Leki or similar - optional*

  • 1/2 Lt Waterbottles or platypus in its own plastic bag

  • Lunch consisting of sandwich/snack and sweets, seeds, oatbars or fruit (keep in plastic bag) - Extra Snacks!!

  • Small Rucksack big enough to carry your spares and Lunch. (Line this with strong black bag)

  • Spare Top mid layer, socks and gloves

  • Camera with good battery and memory capacity

  • 1 x Flask with hot drink- optional*

The most popular option for many of our clients.

We regularly organise day long excursions, weekend & mid-week breaks and outings for individuals, corporate groups, sports teams, families and friends. The benefits are endless and we can organise all the logistics for you, from transport to accommodation, team building, military bootcamps, walking, trekking, abseiling....the activities are endless. We are your one stop adventure company who pride ourselves on providing the best of adventures in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Please contact our office to further discuss the benefits of a private course or guided walk/expedition you would like to challenge your team, group, family or friends!



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