october, 2022

2022sat22octAll Daysun2324 Hour Challenge 2022

Event Details

If you are looking to book a place on this event please phone Matt on 086 4103681, email mpowell@abiireland.ie or click here

Are you ready to get back to basics and raise some funds to support the work of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland? We are looking for people who want to support brain injury survivors by doing something a little bit different.

  • October 22nd, 2022
  • Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
  • Held in partnership with Adventure.ie
  • Duration: 24 Hours
  • No sign up fee to register – sign up today without paying anything. You can choose to register for free or register and pay €150 now to cover the costs. If you choose to register for free you include the cost in your fundraising target of €400.

Can you survive a night in the mountains? You will meet on Day One to get briefed on the challenge ahead: survive for the next 24 hours in the wilderness with no tents!

The first part of the challenge is a series of workshops where you will learn essential skills you’ll need to get through the challenge:

  • Shelter Building
  • Navigation
  • Fire Starting
  • Wilderness First Aid/Rescue Skills
  • Leave No Trace / Environmental Issues

Once all workshops are completed, the group start their trek to reach high camp, a remote and wild site in the mountains.

When you reach camp, your first priority will be to build shelters and start a fire.

Ration packs are issued to all participants, and you will prep a tasty camp dinner before sitting around the campfire for stories.

Participants bed down for the night in their shelters.

Next morning, we break camp after breakfast. We leave nothing behind and return the campsite to the way we found it before descending back down to our start point and our journey home.

Places are limited so sign up now before it fills up!

24 Hour Challenge

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please just email Matt on mpowell@abiireland.ie or call him on 086 410 3681.


What’s a good time of year for this challenge?

October works very well. It’s best to avoid the height of summer as the long evenings and good weather can take away from the challenge.

Can participants bring children?

No, this is strictly an over 18s event.

What equipment do participants need to bring?

Participants will need to bring:

>Sleeping bag

>Sleeping mat



>Toiletries etc

>Bowl, cup etc

>Basic first aid kit

When does it take place?

It takes place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022. If for any reason it can’t go ahead on that day it will be arranged for a later date.

Are there any registration or participation fees?

There is a €150 registration fee for the 24 hour survival challenge. We require you to fundraise a minimum of €500 before the event.

How will Acquired Brain Injury Ireland use the funds I have raised?

The money you raise will make a big difference to the lives of the 150,000 people in Ireland with an acquired brain injury today. These funds are essential to our variety of services for people living with a brain injury as well as their families and their carers. To find out more you can visit our website


october 22 (Saturday) - 23 (Sunday)


ABI IrelandPhone: 0035312804164  Email: fundraising@abiireland.ie 2nd Floor, Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, A96 R2V3, Co. Dublin