Barretstown - Climb Every Mountain Challenge - Support Children and their families by climbing a virtual mount TODAY!


The Barretstown Climb Every Mountain Challenge is back for 2021 and we're asking clubs, community groups, sports teams and individuals to take on the challenge and #ClimbYourCounty for Barretstown this May and June!

Our unique fundraising challenge will see counties take each other on in an epic climb to the top of their own virtual mountains, with fundraisers from all over Ireland working to reach the highest peaks, all within their own counties. Will Kildare climb the highest? Can the Kingdom reach new peaks or will Mayo be crowned the King of the hill?

Choose your own county! Unlimited Mountains. 1 Epic Challenge.

Think you have what it takes? Sign up today.

Step 1

Pick a mountain from the list below.

Take a note of the number of storeys it takes to reach the summit and plan for your deadline of August 1st.

Choose your mountain

Choose a mountain in your county!

Give yourself a daily target mileage to walk, run or climb over the course of the challenge, or pick a mountain in your county and climb that mountain!


= 1,038 metres
= 296 storeys

That’s 13 flights of stairs for 22 days!


= 8,848 metres
= 2,528 storeys

That’s 56 storeys of stairs a day, for 45 days, or a team of 5 people climbing min. 12 storeys a day for 40 days.

Mount Doom

Yes…. it’s made up!

= 17,200 metres
= 4,914 storeys

That’s a team of 5 people doing min. 25 storeys a day for 40 days!

Step 2

Set up your JustGiving Fundraising page

Planning a solo summit: set up an individual JustGiving fundraising page and then self-sponsor yourself in lieu of a registration fee; (suggested self-sponsorship of €25).

Planning a team adventure (max team of 5 ppl): set up a team JustGiving fundraising page, give your team a fun name, then invite your teammates to join! In lieu of a registration fee, self-sponsor; (suggested self-sponsorship of €20 each).

Step 3

Set your targets & share!

Set your fundraising target (suggestion minimum of €100 for each participant) then spread the word and get your family / friends / work colleagues to sponsor you, via your JustGiving page.

Step 4

Get climbing those stairs!

You can log how many storeys of stairs you do each day by manually inputting the number into your JustGiving page.

Any questions contact the Barretstown Fundraising Team on


Mileage calculations if you don’t have access to stairs

If you have no stairs OR you prefer to flat hike the challenge or stairs are not an option for you in terms of health or accessibility, you can still get involved and simply calculate:

For every 50 metres on the flat as the equivalent exertion of 1 storey.

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Sign up by creating your fundraising page with JustGiving and Barretstown.