Summit Hike & Camp Wicklow

Overview

Date:17th & 18th April 2021
Duration: 24 hours
Activity: Hiking & Camping
Max group size:12 participants
Fees:€190 / 2 people. €240 / 3 people
Note: Total prices above are for 2 or 3 people (not per person)

Highlights

  • Hike to one of Wicklows high summits
  • Camp for the night on the summit
  • Tents, food & stoves supplied
  • Learn loads more new skills

What`s included

  • Expert, qualified guides
  • Dinner & breakfast
  • Tent hire
  • Stunning mountain location

Summit Hike & camp Wicklow

Would you like to trek to one of Wicklow’s high summits, carrying your kit and camping on top for the night? Our Summit Hike & Camp Wicklow is just what you need!

The Wicklow Mountains are a beautiful place to camp and some of its summits are ideal for wild camping. We have the equipment, knowledge and experience to bring you to the best of them!

The is a Covid compliant activity: you share a tent with your family member or close circle friend, we maintain social distance at all times and you cook for yourself, there is no sharing of equipment.

Fees: 2 people: €190. 3 people: €240. Includes tents, stove, food and guides.

Summit Trek & Camp Wicklow

Weather will dictate which summit we go for, but we will meet early afternoon on day 1, equipment is issued, and we start out trek to high camp. Along the way, we’ll teach you about navigation, the mountain’s flora & fauna and handy tips to keep you safe in the hills.

Once we reach our summit campsite we establish camp for the night. You prepare your own camp dinner on the stoves and sit out for hopefully a beautiful evening in the depths of the mountains. We learn about Leave No Trace and how it applies to us and the next morning we break camp and leave nothing but our thanks behind!

Camping in the mountains involves carrying a heavy pack. Each pair will have their own kit along with a tent, stove and food to carry.

We supply the following equipment:

  • 3 person mountain tent which you share with your buddy
  • Mountain stove & gas
  • Camp dinner & breakfast
  • Guiding

You’ll need:

  • Rainwear- top & bottoms
  • Boots
  • Large backpack – we may be able to lend you one
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat- we may be able to lend you one
  • Bowl, cup & spoon
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Headtorch
  • 2 litre water bottle
  • Hand sanitiser and face mask

SUMMIT HIKE & CAMP WIcklow

Everything is included in the above price, you’ll just need your personal kit and get yourself to the meeting point.

You are guaranteed to learn new skills, here’s an idea of what we will cover:

  • What to pack
  • How to pack
  • Where you can camp
  • Food & water
  • Leave no Trace and environmental concerns
  • Mountain safety
  • Flora & fauna

Summit hike & camp: who’s it for?

Outdoors people who love the mountains and are eager to learn new skills. You will be carrying all your own kit to the summit so you’ll need to be ready for that!

SUMMIT HIKE & Camp: Tents

We use 3 person mountain tents, for 2 people these give plenty of space. With 3 people they are a little tighter, but they are still comfortable.

We’ll provide you with a full kit list. All participant receive a 10% discount on purchases in our store in advance of departure.

SUMMIT HIKE & Camp: FAQs

Can I come alone?

Yes, but you’ll have to pay for 2 people, we cannot match you up with others. PLUS you will have to carry all the kit: tent, stove, food, sleeping bag etc etc.

Can I bring my own tent?

Yes, but we need to know what it is and that it’s suitable.

Can children come along?

Participants must be 16 and over. Anyone 16 and 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. They will be carrying a heavy pack.

What type of sleeping bag do I need?

It will be chilly on top, if you’re sleeping is not great then wearing extra layers in bed will do the trick.

What if I don’t have some of the kit list?

If you turn up without the essential items on the kit list: rainwear- tops & bottoms, boots & backpack you will NOT be taken on the hill. We will not issue any refunds for anyone who we refuse to bring on the hill.

Can we book this privately for a group on another date?

Yes, for sure. You’ll need at least 8 people.

What is our cancellation policy?

If you cancel within 72 hours of startime there is no refund.
If you cancel between 144 and 72 hours of start time there is a 75% refund.
If you cancel before 144 hours of start time, there is 90% refund.

Can I bring my dog?

No!

What is high camp like?

Summit camps are an amazing experience and all going to plan we’ll have a stunning sunset and sunrise (if you’re up early enough!). They can be windy and will be colder.

What is not included in the price?

Snacks and fluids.
Your own kit and clothing.