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HINTS & TIPS

Walking on the MacGillycuddy Reeks

Rest before the Event
To stop you running out of steam halfway through the trek it would be advisable to “rest and take it easy” and eat well on the run up to the start of the event.

Food and drink
Make sure you eat well and drink plenty water the week before the event and just prior to the start. Once the event  has begun keep yourself “fuelled up” and hydrated!

Be sure to carry sufficient fluids to satisfy your needs for the day!

Walking the Course
For safety reasons please do not deviate from the set route. If you have a problem we may not be able to find you!

IF YOU WISH TO RETIRE PLEASE INFORM A MARSHAL
(Positions will be marked clearly on your event map)

All Participants must report to the Start/Finish reception on completing or retiring from the event!

This is a critical safety check –  if this is not done the Mountain Rescue could be falsely called out!

Walking Boots/Shoes
Do a lot of walking in your walking boots/shoes, make sure they are comfortable! There is nothing worse than having a painful blister with lots of mileage still to go!

New Equipment
If you are going to buy new equipment to use, it would be advisable to test it out on a few walks before the event.  You don’t want it to let you down, or discover that you do not get on with it on the day of the event.

Signalling for help if you get into trouble
If you get into trouble and need to signal for assistance give SIX blasts on your whistle wait a minute then try again.   If someone hears you they should respond with THREE blasts at which time you give another SIX blasts to help guide them into your position.

After the event
Showers are available in Cronin’s Yard so have some nice dry clothes to change into and towels in your car. After the days trek you should have some food and rest before attempting to drive.

Contact information

Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge,
Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Email: info@killarneypeakschallenge.com
Phone: +353 (0)87 744 0523

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Route maps
Killarney Walking Carrauntoohil
MacGillycuddy Reeks Challenge

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