Take part in our annual Mountain Challenge: climb Galtymore, walk the foothills of the Galtee Mountains or complete your own 'virtual climb' to help us raise important funds.

Climb for Kenya in 2020

15 August 2020
The Galtee Mountains, Cork

Brighter Communities Worldwide’s annual Mountain Challenge will take place on Saturday 15 August 2020 – we are heading to the stunning Galtee Mountains situated across Cork/Limerick and Tipperary counties.

There are two options to avail of on the day – summit Galtymore or Hike the Galtee Mountains.

Please join us, whether it’s a new challenge for you or you’ve done it before. You’ll have experienced, qualified and friendly guides leading you on the day. Both walks will take approximately five hours and are undertaken as a group walk.


Can't make the Galtees? You can still #climbforkenya…

If you can’t physically come with us … maybe you live outside of Ireland or you would prefer not to travel too far from home … but you would still like to take part then we have a ‘virtual option’.

Choose somewhere else or something else to CLIMB.

Here’s a few options, but feel free to come up with an alternative – we’d love to hear from you about your plans!

  • Stay home and CLIMB the stairs 
  • How about the playground CLIMBING frame – all ages welcome 
  • CLIMB Patricks Hill in Cork City 
  • Find the hill closest to where you live and CLIMB that … on foot or on a bicycle? 
  • Find a CLIMBING wall ... 

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The possibilities are endless and we welcome your creativity and ideas but most importantly, we welcome and value your support, wherever you are in the world on 15 August, or any time during August.

The cost to take part in the Galtees Mountain Challenge is €60 and if you take the virtual option we welcome any donation amount you choose.

All donations will support rural communities in Kenya to – 

  • Live healthier lives
  • Improve school sanitation
  • Keep girls in school
  • Fund water schemes
  • Gain skills to increase household incomes

COVID-19 threatens to undo years of positive impact on changing lives for the better among the communities we work with in Kenya. We really need your support this year more than ever!

To join us on the Galtees, you can register your interest online and obtain an application form, or you can contact:

Email: mountainchallenge@brightercommunities.org or

Call: 021 4621748 or

Post to: 4 The Crescent, Mill Road, Midleton, Co. Cork

You can donate, or pay your fees, on our Just Giving campaign page or through our Facebook donate button or the donate option on our website.

Support the event with a text donation


Click here to download the FAQ

Click here to download the gear list

Click here to download the Mountain Challenge poster