Event information – 24 hour survival challenge
The overnight event will take place from 1pm on Friday 15th September and will finish at 1pm on Saturday 16th September.
Please aim to arrive at the carpark no later than 12.45pm.
Laragh, Glendalough, Ballard, Co. Wicklow.
Google Maps Location
There is parking on-site. The link above will bring you directly to the car park.
Please use the Google Maps link to find the carpark. The area is quite remote, and the map will help ensure you find your way.
Please note: This car park is locked at night but is not monitored. Participants should not leave anything valuable in their cars. Neither Children’s Health Foundation, adventure.ie or the car park owners can be responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles.
What to Bring
To take part in the 24hr Survival challenge, you will need to bring:
- Rainwear- top and bottoms- even if it doesn’t rain these will help keep you warm at night
- Warm fleece – it will get cold at night
- Base layer
- Warm hat
- Head torch
- Battery pack for your phone
- Strong footwear
- Basic first aid kit
- Bowl, mug, spoon.
- Any medication you require
- Insect repellent
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Lunch for day 1
- Water: please bring reusable drinks bottles- don’t buy single use plastic
- A good backpack to carry all the above into camp
The Irish weather is always unpredictable, with plenty of evidence of that over recent weeks! Be sure to pack water-proof clothing and a change of clothes, you are likely to need them!
All the above items are essential for the full experience, and you can find these items on the adventure.ie website. There will be a campfire in the evening time, so please feel free to bring along a guitar, group games or your best singing voice.
This is a wilderness adventure activity and while we do our best to keep you safe we cannot eliminate all hazards, you have to take responsibility for your own safety. Please note the following:
- The trails you will be walking along are broken and rough in places – strong footwear is advised.
- You will be walking through forests with low hanging branches, as you move through these areas leave at least 3 metres between you and the person ahead so that you do not get hit by a branch.
- Fires: if conditions permit we will have a campfire in the evening, you must use common sense at all times near fires. Keep back from the fire and do not handle pots that are on the fire unless there is something to protect you against hot handles. Smaller camp fires are not permitted due to the risk of forest fires.
- Knives: we don’t recommend you bring/use sharp knives.
- Insects: midges can be a nuisance in the evenings, we recommend you bring insect repellent, which is also available in the outdoor store next to Lynhams Hotel in Laragh.
- Alcohol: we do not encourage the consumption of alcohol and would ask that you do not bring it. Neither Children’s Health Foundation or adventure.ie can be responsible for anyone under the influence of alcohol.
- Swimming: we will be camping alongside a river, neither Children’s Health Foundation or adventure.ie can be responsible for you if you decide to swim, you do so at your own risk.