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Mourne Sevens 2014
MOURNE SEVEN SEVENS CHALLENGE 2014
Saturday 2nd August 2014
Objective: To climb all seven peaks in the Mourne Mountains that are 700m+ above sea level.
Distance.......18 miles (29km)
Ascent/Descent.......8,100 feet (2,495m)
Typical Duration.......10-12 hours
Entrance Fee............£10.00 stg.
N.B. All heights are taken from the 1990 edition of the OS 1:25000 scale map. Previous editions of the Mourne Country map show only 6 peaks of over 700m (Slieve Meelmore seems to have grown!).
Route: The start and finish will be in Donard Car Park (grid ref 374306). The only rule is that each of the seven peaks and Ben Crom Dam must be visited once, in whatever order is chosen by the participant. Navigational skills will be required, particularly if weather conditions are poor. Participants must have the ability and experience to use both map and compass.
Cut-off time: There is a firm cut-off time of 2:30pm at Ben Crom dam. This is to ensure walkers complete the route before dark. Walkers missing the cut-off will be retired from the walk. Equipment, food and water: Participants must have the following: hill walking boots or fell shoes; whistle; waterproof coat with attached hood or waterproof coat & hood/hat; 1:25,000 map of the Mourne Mountains; compass. Food and water are the responsibility of the individual participant but some refreshments will be available at the finishing point.
Organisation: For safety reasons the walk is only open to those over 18 years of age on the day of the walk. It is intended that all peaks except Meelmore will have manned checkpoints. Should it prove to be impossible to man a particular summit then walkers will be advised of this at check-in on the day of the walk.