El sets herself some mountains to climb

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David Lynch

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David Lynch

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David@dundalkdemocrat.ie

El sets herself some mountains to climb

Saturday October 1st saw local business owner of Polercise Dundalk, El Fegan, set out on a charity challenge she set herself - to summit Ireland's county high points, consecutively.

With 26 high points spanning the 32 counties, El is climbing an additional two giving her 28 peaks to climb in 28 days.

Any peak less than 500m she will be doing in a 10kg weighted vest to make it a little more challenging.

"Last year I set myself a charity challenge to climb Northern Ireland’s highest peak, the Slieve Donard, for 30 consecutive days.

“With the help and generosity of friends, family and strangers I managed to raise £3,358.14 for Aware.ie .

"This year's challenge, which is in aid of Alzheimer's society, has been inspired by last years.

“I am aware that people have covered the 26 CHPs over the space of time, a few months, year(s) maybe but not in 26 consecutive days.

“ I am really looking forward to taking on this charity challenge, it is an exciting adventure for me, a chance to explore our beautiful Island, meet new people, as well as an amazing opportunity to raise funds and awareness along the way."

Anyone interested in supporting or joining El at any stage throughout the challenge are more than welcome - you will find all details and calendar for hikes on her just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/el-fegan or simply text donate the code EFCH69 with your amount to 70070