Four Peaks in two weeks: Mencap's Four Peaks Challenge
With next year’s 50th anniversary of the hit movie ‘The Sound of Music’ on the horizon, Mencap is calling on all hikers, trekkers and mountain walkers to join the learning disability charity for its Four Peaks Challenge.
The organised challenge involves reaching the summit of four peaks across the province of Ulster over two consecutive Saturdays that's two peaks per day: Northern Ireland’s two highest peaks Slieve Donard at 850 metres and Slieve Commedagh at 767 metres on Saturday 16 August, then County Derry/Londonderry's Slieve Gallion at 528 metres and Mount Errigal, County Donegal’s highest peak at 751 metres on Saturday 23 August.
Justine Fleck, Mencap’s area fund raising manager explained that hikers could choose to take on just two peaks or all four:
“The challenge isn’t insurmountable, it is an exciting way to build your fitness, challenge yourself, or a great team building opportunity that will test endurance and promises to be a whole lot of craic!
All money raised by Mencap here stays in Northern Ireland, so by putting on their hiking boots everyone who takes part enables us to continue to support children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their families so they can fulfil their dreams and potential.
While the view from each mountain is very different, our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. By taking part and sharing in that vision, people with a learning disability benefit.”
The registration fee is £35 per day (excluding transport) and participants need to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. For more information or to register call 028 9069 1351, email [email protected] More information see the Mencap website.