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Highest Points charity challenge scales Sligo's Truskmore

Yesterday,Thursday 13 Oct saw Co Down Polercise fitness instructor, El Fegan, reach the summit of Sligo's Truskmore mountain as part of her County High Point Charity Challenge for Alzhimers.

Truskmore mountain at 647 m (2,123 ft) is on the border of County Sligo and County Leitrim. It is the highest peak of the Dartry Mountains and the highest in County Sligo.

It is also the site of the RT… transmission mast which opened in 1962 and broadcasts the Saorview and the national FM radio channels to the North West of Ireland, including a large area of the West of Northern Ireland.

El plans to summit Ireland's county high points, consecutively.

With 26 high points spanning the 32 counties, El is climbing an additional 2, starting and finishing with the Slieve Donard in her home county, giving her 28 peaks to climb in 28 days.

Any peak less than 500m she will be doing in a 10kg weighted vest to make it a little more challenging.

"Last year I set myself a charity challenge to climb Northern Irelandís highest peak, the Slieve Donard, for 30 consecutive days.

"With the help and generosity of friends, family and strangers I managed to raise £3,358.14 for Aware.ie .
"This years challenge, which is in aid of Alzheimer's society, has been inspired by last years. I am aware that people have covered the 26 highest points over the space of time, a few months, year(s) maybe but not in 26 consecutive days.  

"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 and awareness along the way."

Anyone interested in supporting or joining El at any stage throughout the challenge are more than welcome - you will find all details & calendar for hikes on her just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/el-fegan or simply text donate the code EFCH69 with your amount to 70070