Joan tackles Mount Leinster in attempt to climb Ireland's 26 peaks
Published 28/07/2015 | 00:00
Clare native Joan Treacy will battle her way up the slopes of Mount Leinster as part of her attempt to conquer Ireland's 26 mountain peaks in just ten days.
The 37-year-old pharmaceutical worker began her challenge on July 24 and has been climbing up to four mountains a day as she works her way around Ireland. On July 30, she will make her way to the Wexford-Carlow border to climb the 796-metre Mount Leinster.
Joan took on the challenge in support of Headstrong, a non-profit organisation supporting the mental health of young people in Ireland.
'I picked Headstrong as the charity as I think it is fantastic that they are focused specifically on youth mental health needs,' she said. I really like that they are concerned about changing attitudes.'
Through participating in the challenge, Joan hopes to raise €5000 for the charity. At time of publication, she had received over €2300 in donations.