County Down woman El Fegan has challenged herself to climb 28 of Ireland’s highest peaks, spanning all 32 counties, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mount Errigal marks the half-way point for El as it is the 14th summit she has reached.
She says; “Some of the peaks are considerably small so any less than 500m will be done in a 10kg weighted vest to make it a little more challenging.”
“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 & awareness along the way.”
“I have already been overwhelmed with peoples generosity in allowing me to take on this challenge; friends & especially those from the air bnb community who don’t even know me & are willing to put me up a night or 2 along my way.”
“I have an amazing bunch of girls who work with me who will cover me while I take almost 3 weeks out of my busy work schedule whilst on the road on & not to mention my house sitter who is going to look after my fur babies.”
“Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.”
If you would like to join El you can get in touch in the following places; Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (@feggie1).
To donate to El’s amazing cause you can do so by clicking here.