The Hike Life,DONEGAL Sliabh Liag, Sept 22nd.

Hello Donegal, 

I can’t wait to finally do My Hike Life event up there, Donegal is one of the most fantastic spots in Ireland and I have always wanted to do Slieve League ( sliabh Liag) , I attempted one man’s path before but due to bad weather we had to turn back, so here’s hoping for a better day!

I have set this hike number to 80 people I would really hope that everyone signing up respects their place and understands they are committing to showing up on the day- rain or shine, I have covered the expenses of guides and there is a huge number of people wanted to join this hike so if you’re registering make sure you can make it on the day. I am organising this hike to raise funds for Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, who do vital work and offer incredible support find out more here, I would appreciate if everyone who registers can donate to their charity on the day ( there will be someone there at the start with a bucket).

We will be guided by the fantastic guide John McGroary and his crew on the day.

The sign up will go live tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 pm over on Eventbrite here, set a reminder and join my event page to ensure you don’t miss out. 

Meeting point; Slieve League Visitor centre Car Park 

GPS; Visitor Centre Slieve League

Cark park is Free, coffee shop and toilets on site.

Route; Pilgrims Path 

Difficulty; Hard, good hiking skills required

Length; 10km

Duration;3.5-4 hours

Elevation; 450m

Slieve league feels like the edge of the world, they’re magnificent and other worldly and some of the highest cliffs in Europe, almost 3 times the size of the cliffs of Moher. From the view point on the cliff you can get panoramic views of Sligo, Leitrim and all the way to the Mayo coast and mountains. The path is narrow and steep so this is a hike for those who feel confident and have previous hiking experience.

Equipment needed; 

• Hiking Boots.
• Raingear
• Water
• 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. 
• Determination! Oh and CASH for donation.

Dogs: Must be kept on a lead at all times this path is narrow and a loose dog may get in someones way or approach nearby livestock.

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.