The Challenge Hikers
The Challenge Hikers is a small adventure hiking and outdoor activity group based in Dublin, Ireland. We can be best described as a young group of people who enjoy challenging hiking and outdoor activities. We don’t run set hikes, but are rather a mailing list where group members are notified about hikes or events.
The hikes/events are planned by Volunteer Co-ordinators. Members are free to suggest events, and get involved with planning & organising. We are always looking for new Co-ordinators.
In the past year we’ve been hiking in Wales, Scotland, France, Iceland and Italy, kayaking in Galway, surfing in Mayo, as well as regular hikes in Wicklow and all over Ireland, and indoor climbing at Westwood, Clontarf.
We also have regular social events.
As each event is planned, you’ll get an email inviting you. Usually one or two members will act as co-ordinators.
We don’t have any leaders, and you have to be responsible for your self and use basic common sense. For your safety and security, we strongly recommend you purchase insurance. You can purchase insurance through Mountaineering Ireland (www.mountaineering.ie)
Most of the members are experienced hikers. You do need to be at a reasonable level of fitness as we do walk 15-20KM in a day, with a 600 to 1000M ascent. That’s about 6-7 hours of walking.
We subscribe to the Leave No Trace philosophy, which means we take home all our rubbish, including apple cores, orange peels, and sweet wrappers.