Post by Peter Bakwin on Apr 27, 2017 10:18:28 GMT -5
Shaun Stewart and Lonan O'Farrell climbed all 26 county high points in 60h35m, April 20-22, 2017
The high points of the 32 counties of Ireland are covered by 26 peaks, ranging in height from 276 meters (Slieve Na Calliagh) in Meath to Carrauntoohill’s 1039. Several counties share a peak, Mount Leinster, for example, forms the high point of both Carlow and Wexford. Among these hills are some of Ireland’s most popular and appealing mountains, such as Errigal and Slieve Donard, and some that aren’t visited so often, such as Cupidstown Hill in Co. Kildare. A list of the high points is here.
During April 20-22, 2017, Shaun Stewart and Lonan O'Farrell summitted each of the 26 high points in a total of 60h35m. The pair were supported primarily by the Donegal Oil Company, and were driven between trailheads in a van (covering about 1800km). A detailed trip report is on the Donegal Oil Company website. Many posts and photos from during and after their trip are on their Facebook page. They list the previous FKT at 87h50m, but we have been unable to find any details on that.