THE HIKE LIFE, TORC MOUNTAIN VIA CARDIAC STEPS, Saturday 3rd August.
The hike life is back and ready to conquer some more mountains. The last time we were in Kerry was for Carrauntoohil and I feel like this is going to be an even greater weekend of hiking with two hikes in the pipe line. We will be guided by the fabulous bunch from KerryClimbing who always make the day and ensure we have a fun safe hike.
Registration for this event will go live on Saturday the 27th at 8pm over on eventbrite here. This is a free hike, there will be 100 places and we ask for a €10 donation that will be for the Kerry Mountain Rescue, given on the day of the hike.
All hikes are free but I have adopted a donation fee to ensure people respect their place on the hikes and to give something back to a local charity or organisation making a difference.
Meeting point;Upper Torc Car Park
This is a small car park just off the on the N71 on a bend turn up left where there is a sign for Old Kenmare Road and drive on forest track until you see large car park on the left.
GPS Coordinates; https://goo.gl/maps/wM5DF1HKLLEQ1Ltz6
Please ensure you give yourself sufficient time to drive to make it on time as we can’t keep the whole group waiting.
Start time;9.30 am, please arrive 9.15 as we leave at 9.30 sharp.
Difficulty; Moderate-Hard, good fitness required.
Path; The path changes from a steep rocky stairway, to a forest/mountain trail trail. The path isn’t called cardiac steps for nothing!
• Hiking Boots, walking shoes, runners.
- Cash for Donation.
• SPF- even if it’s not sunny!
• Spare pair of sock/clothes/shoes for after- you don’t need to carry these but have them ready for your return.
Dogs; Are ALLOWED, however if you’re dog does not have effective call back I recommend keeping them on a lead as there is livestock along the walkway and to avoid losing them in the crowd of hikers.
Some other bits to know;
The walk is fantastic but it’s important to keep alert, the winds are felt up high, take in the views but be careful to keep your footing.
Also, PLEASE ensure your car is locked and you DO NOT leave anything valuable in there.
Lastly, on these walks we like to practice the principle of “leave no trace” so anything we bring up with us must also come down with us, food wrappers, bottles, even banana peel!
By registering to this event, you acknowledge and agree to the below;
I acknowledge that this activity in which I am participating, involves risks. I hereby release the organiser (Roz Purcell) from all claims of personal injury, property damage, illness which may occur from food, causes of action or claims of any kind arising from my participation. I agree to pay the cost of my emergency evacuation of my person or belongings that may be necessary. I affirm that I am aware of the nature of this activity, its length, duration and degrees of difficulty and that I am properly equipped and physically able to participate. I have no medical or other condition which might preclude my participation.
The Lead Guide may require or advise an individual, or individuals, to abort an ascent, refrain from continuing / return to starting point if they believe that a person or person’s health is at risk, if a person is not coping, or may not cope, with the technical, physical or mental demands of the activity/course, if an illegal act has been or may be committed, or conduct is, may become, or has been, detrimental to the safety, enjoyment or well-being of the group as a whole or of any individual within the group.