Peaks Mountaineering Club Notes 12.04.18

by admin on 12/04/2018

The Knockmealdown Crossing Saturday last was a day of memories. The Challenge walk got off to an early start in good weather and with nearly fifty self -navigating walkers tackling the full length of the Knockmealdown range. The lure of Eileen Condon’s legendary stew and apple pie at the hall in Newcastle in their nostrils spurred them on and the first of the super fit mountaineers crossed the Mellery Road checkpoint a few minutes after 1 o clock. It was a steady stream of walkers for the next few hours as each challenge walker was logged at the various checkpoints and finally at the finish in Newcastle.

The A walk with leader Ken Quinlivan heading for Newcastle on the Knockmealdown Crossing last Saturday (7thApril)

The two led walks were also very well supported  with over a hundred walkers also on the Knockmealdown Range and the nasty shower in the afternoon was not a hindrance as all the gear that the experienced mountaineer wears ably dealt with the vagrancies of the Irish weather. The scene at Newcastle Community hall was all action from 6.30am start to the 7pm finish all staffed by the Peaks club volunteers. Food was served walkers logged off the mountain and certificates of participation signed and presented to every participant who took part. The Peaks club wishes to thank all who gave voluntarily of their time, skills, vehicles and the land owners who facilitated our club in this great event of fitness and community involvement. Buala Bas to all.

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