If 491 people abseiled 18 metres each, that would add up to 8840 metres - the height of Mount Everest!
It is no mean feat but Foróige, Ireland’s largest youth organisation, is determined to make it happen and you can help. ‘Abseil Everest in Ireland’ will take place during two days on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. People of all fitness levels can take part so long as you’re 12-years-old or over.
This would be a great day out for you and your friends or family. Perhaps you could arrange it for your work colleagues as part of team-building. The money raised will go directly to supporting youth services across Ireland. Foróige currently works with almost 57,000 young people and the demand for youth services is growing all the time.
‘Abseil Everest in Ireland’ will take place in the following locations on June 30 and July 1:
1, Dalkey Quarry, Dublin: A 24 metre abseil with spectacular views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains.
2, Mallow, Cork: A 20 metre abseil down natural limestone cliffs at the beautiful Ballyhass Lakes in Cecilstown.
Supporting the event, Pádraic Maher, Tipperary half-back and Thurles Sarsfields GAA member said -
“Foróige is a great charity and this gives me the chance to give something back because in the GAA we get great support from the community. The more outlets young people have the better and I know that Foróige is providing those outlets.
“Anything that leads people down the right path is a good thing. It would be great if lots of people signed up to this abseil event. We have a lot of good youth services in Ireland but there’s always room to improve and grow.”