Completing the Four Peaks challenge

Last weekend, our courageous C&C colleagues took on the Four Peaks Challenge in Ireland – climbing the highest peaks in each of the four provinces of Ireland, all within 48 hours!

Over the course of the trek, they ascended to a total height of over 3,500m. This is a considerable physical and mental challenge, but as an Irish Odyssey and a truly incredible achievement, it was worth every step.

The four peaks included:

  • Carrauntoohil – 1040m, Co. Kerry
  • Mweelrea – 841m, Co. Mayo
  • Slieve Donard – 840m, Co. Down
  • Lugnaquilla – 925m, Co. Wicklow

The team were met with some breathtaking views as they persevered through, “The 4 peaks was incredible! The climbs were tough, and each one a different terrain. Carrantuohill was particularly challenging, having to climb steep rocks with just a head torch, before embarking on a steep climb to the summit. Our last Climb, Slieve Donard, was my favourite! Met with the sunrise at the summit and gorgeous scenery on the way down was breathtaking,” Kate Hockey, one of our mountaineers said.

We’re so proud of our colleagues for this outstanding achievement, led by Jason Black, and raising money for the brilliant ICE, who champion unemployed people to set up their own business, social enterprises and entrepreneurship.

If you’re able to, help our colleagues reach their fundraising goal by donating what you can here:

Later this month, another 10 brave colleagues are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, an equally iconic hiking adventure, taking in around 26 miles of stunning UK National Park scenery and climbing the three highest points in the UK. Stay tuned to see how our mountaineers do! If you would like to help us raise money for the Big Issue, please visit:

Check out some more pics from the Four peaks!