The 7 Summits
of Ireland

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The 7 Summits of Ireland

The Ireland 7 Summit Challenge is ideal for solo travellers or groups looking to take part in a professionally organised event. At these events, we travel and walk in groups of about ten, made up of individuals and small groups of similar levels of fitness. Groups will be split into two categories; “Fast or Enjoyable,” and are guided on each mountain by our highly experienced and fully trained ML Mountain Leaders.
This event will start in March 2023 and finish in September 2023.

Climb all 7 Summits:

€449 (per person)

for all 7 summits — includes 7 summit medal

Deposit of €100 required. See more about the payment policy here

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Climb 1 Summit at a time:

€70 per person (per climb)

Full payment made on booking.

Included in your registration:

  • National 7 summits Challenge registration
  • 7 jaw-dropping Mountain range climbs
  • Pre climb Campsite (camping gear required)
  • Route map
  • Qualified mountain guides at each mountain
  • Medals & certificates of completion
  • Ireland 7 summits Hall of Fame

For Your SAfety

Please see the Mandatory kit lists HERE + other FAQs

For each climb, we will make a donation to the Mountain Rescue Services

From your registration fee, we will make a donation on your behalf to the Mountain Rescue Services in each province, to help them continue their great work in ensuring the safety of mountain users. You can also raise money for a charity of choice during your Ireland 7 Summit Challenge.

The 7 Summits of Ireland

March macgillycuddy's reeks

7,804m / 25,603 ft.
This mountain range, set on the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry, is a long anticlerical range of glaciated Devonian sandstones, the reason for their many valleys, peaks, and ridges. This spectacular range of Irish mountains is also home to Carrantuohill, the highest mountain in Ireland standing at 3,414 feet.

April
Wicklow Mountains

925m/ 3,035 ft.
This extensive mountain range in County Wicklow forms part of the Leinster Chain. Made up of granite, slate, mica-schist, and sandstone, this beautiful range reaches 3,039 feet. Explore its many fine valleys; Glenmacnass, Glendasan, Glendalough, Glencree, and those of the Avonmore, Avoca, Aughrim, and Liffey rivers.

May
GaltyMore Mountains

920m / 3,018 ft.
Galtymore or Galteemore mountain, situated in the province of Munster is one of Ireland’s highest peaks and is classified as a “major mountain.” It is one of the 13 Irish Munros and is part of the Galtymore Mountain range made up of sandstone and shale, with 24 peaks above 100 meters.

June
Mourne Mountains

850 m / 2,789 ft.
The Mourne Mountains (Beanna Boirche), are situated in County Down in Northern Ireland. This compact range of granite peaks rises from the Irish Sea at Carlingford Lough. The historic town of Mourne separates the mountains, which date back to over 2.6 million years ago, from the sea.

July
Mweelrea Mountains

814m / 2,670 ft.
Mweelrea or Cnoc Maol Réidh stands at 2,670 feet tall and is the 26th highest peak in Ireland. It is situated in County Mayo near the apex of a horseshoe-shaped massif that includes two other peaks. This massif is called the Mweelrea range and is noted for its breathtaking views.

August
Blackstairs Mountains

796m / 2,612 ft.
The Blackstairs Mountains run roughly along the border of County Carlow and County Wexford. The highest peak within this range is Mount Leinster standing at 2,612 feet tall. Made up of a granite core, peat-covered uplands, and slate, these elements come together to produce a very unique landscape including a horn back ridge known as Cahir Rua’s Den.

September
Derryveagh Mountains

749m / 2,457 ft.
The Derryveagh Mountains or Cnoic Dhoire Bheatha, are a major mountain range in County Donegal, taking up much of the landmass of the county. These peaks also occupy a large portion of the stunning Glenveagh National Park, and its highest peak at 2,457 feet is Errigal Mountain.

Hall of Fame

Meet the amazing mountaineers that have already completed the 7 Summit Challenge

John Doe

Dublin

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks –
Fastest Climb – 2H20m

12 Feb, 2020

John Doe

Dublin

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks –
Fastest Climb – 2H20m

12 Feb, 2020

John Doe

Dublin

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks –
Fastest Climb – 2H20m

12 Feb, 2020

John Doe

Dublin

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks –
Fastest Climb – 2H20m

12 Feb, 2020

ARE YOU READY?

Resources & FAQs

all your questions answered

Print KIT LIST

Mandatory

  • Walking boots (with ankle support, not trail shoes or trainers)
  • Head Torch
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Hiking socks (wearing a single pair recommended, rather than using a liner sock)
  • Backpack (approx. 20-40 litre size)
  • Water container (bottle or Camelbak-style, 1-2 litres)
  • Food & hill snacks (pasta, cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts)
  • Gloves
  • Hat (covering ears)

Recommended, optional

  • Sunglasses & suncream
  • Walking poles
  • Light shoes / sandals
  • Thermal underwear
  • Backpack rain cover

Recommended clothing

  • Walking trousers (lightweight hiking trousers, not jeans or tracksuit trousers)
  • Sports top (not cotton)
  • Warm outer layer
  • Changes of clothes
  • MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (LINKS)

  •  Wicklow Mountains (LINKS) 

  •  Galtymore Mountains (LINKS) 

  •  Mourne Mountains (LINKS) 

  •  Mweelrea Mountains (LINKS) 

  • Blackstairs Mountains (LINKS) 

  •  Derryveagh Mountains (LINKS) 

The Code of Practice sets out guidelines to ensure that the potential negative effects of the Ireland 7 summit Challenge are minimised.

Specific National 7 Summit Challenge Guidelines

  • Limited number of walkers – 200 per event.
  • We will Avoid the peak holiday times e.g. bank holidays, and summer solstice to minimise overcrowding on the mountains and the respective valleys’ infrastructure.
  • Be aware toilet provisions are very limited so plan accordingly.
  • Implement strictly are the 7 leave no trace principles. Information will be provided to participants on the environmental and land management sensitivities of the areas they will be visiting. We will give participants guidance on how to mitigate their impact as much as possible.
  • Individual mountain and site-specific codes of conduct should be followed.
  • We will always minimise disturbance and adverse impact on locals and seasonal farmers, giving consideration to the timing of the event for the least disturbance.
  • In camp settlement areas, arrival and departure will be agreed upon in advance.
  • Strict access and parking locations will be identified, avoiding congestion and the blocking of narrow roads.
  • In accordance with Irish Mountaineering guidelines, no dogs are allowed.