First completer home!

And the first person to complete our Peakhunter Challenge in 2018 is…


…Tommy McGibney.

Congratulations to you Tommy! It has been an epic few months.

Tommy’s challenge started on 22nd January when he visited Brandon Hill, the highest point in County Kilkenny. Since then, our Peakhunter Challenge has taken Tommy through the provinces of Ulster, Leinster and Connacht to visit 24 more Gribbon locations. He completed the challenge on 20th April at the summit of Slieve Gullion, the highest point in County Armagh.

Slieve Gullion summit, County Armagh

From start to finish, Tommy impressively managed to visit his chosen 25 Gribbon locations in under three months. 89 days to be precise.

After completing the challenge, Tommy told us,

“The challenge has been hugely enjoyable and getting the opportunity, or more to the point, finding an excuse, to visit such a range of hills and high points has in itself been very satisfying. Another very satisfying aspect of the Gribbon list is the recognition that it gives to locally prominent small hills that often get taken for granted.  Places like Knockroe, Slieve Glah, Forth Mountain  and Knockastia are easily accessible to almost everyone and offer wonderful countryside vistas.  Even when the weather is mixed, or daylight hours are short, they are easy to ascend and enjoy.”

Congratulations again, Tommy, and thanks for taking part in our Peakhunter Challenge 2018. No doubt, we’ll see your name among the top-scoring Highpointeers at the end of the 2018.

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