Ireland 7 Summits Challenge

Down Mayo Kerry Wicklow
Down Mayo Kerry Wicklow

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Seven Days
National Hike Series Details

The National hiking series is for the weekend hiker and involves trekking the seven biggest mountain ranges in Ireland. 

The Ireland 7 Summit Challenge takes place every year from March through to September. 
These hikes are designed for new or experienced hikers, solo or hiking groups looking to meet new like minded friends, have fun or maybe raise needed funds for their own deserving charity. 
There will be two groups to choose from on the hike. You can choose to join the fast hikers or the more enjoyable paced hikers. You will have regular stops along the way, with great photo opportunities. The groups will really benefit from the assistance provided by the professional 7 summits mountain guides.
The 7 Summits include:
The Wicklow Mountains (Sléibhte Chill Mhantáin) form the largest continuous upland area in the Republic of Ireland.

The Galty mountains, situated in the province of Munster is one of Ireland’s highest peaks and is classified as a “major mountain.”

McGillyCuddy Reeks
Na Cruacha Dubha, set on the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry, is a long anticlerical range of glaciated Devonian sandstones.

The Mourne Mountains (Beanna Boirche), are situated in County Down in Northern Ireland. This compact range of granite peaks.

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.

The Blackstairs Mountains or Na Staighrí Dubha run roughly along the border of County Carlow and County Wexford.

Derryveagh Mountains
Following the Glover route -The Derryveagh Mountains or Cnoic Dhoire Bheatha, are a major mountain range

Departure & Return Location

You can take part in the Challenge in two ways — booking a single climb, or book the complete seven summits and commit to climbing them all in a single year or if times not on your side spread them over several years until you become that hall of fame 7’s Summiteer.

Click the booking link to find out exact information for each of these hikes!


Trip Dates

The 7 Summits series run from March through to September every year.

Click on the booking link to see availability and for more information of these epic hikes.

Price Includes

  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Ireland 7 summits Guide book Ireland's 7 Biggest mountain ranges.
  • Ireland 7 summits Hall of Fame on completing all 7
  • Expertly designed route
  • Wilderness first responder
  • National challenge

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Hiking boots
  • Water & snacks for the day
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers