Maurizio Pittau

Maurizio Pittau

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I am an Italian hiker based in Dublin, Ireland. I am one of the coordinators of Challenge Hikers, a small adventure hiking and outdoor activity group based in Dublin, Ireland. We can be best described as a group of people who enjoy challenging hiking and outdoor activities. We don't run set hikes but are rather a mailing list where group members are notified about hikes or events. This Wikiloc account was created to track the hikes organised and led by myself.

The hikes/events in Challenge Hikers are planned by Volunteer Coordinators. Members are free to suggest events, and get involved with planning & organising. We are always looking for new Coordinators. In the past years, we've been hiking in Wales, Scotland and France, kayaking in Galway, surfing in Mayo, as well as regular hikes in Wicklow and all over Ireland, and indoor climbing at Trinity and UCD.

We also have regular social events. As each event is planned, you'll get an email inviting you. Usually, one or two members will act as coordinators. We don't have any leaders, and you have to be responsible for yourself and use basic common sense. For your safety and security, we strongly recommend you purchase insurance. You can purchase insurance through Mountaineering Ireland (www.mountaineering.ie).

Most of the members are experienced hikers. You do need to be at a reasonable level of fitness as we do walk 15-20KM in a day, with a 600 to 1000M ascent. That's about 6-7 hours of walking. We subscribe to the Leave No Trace philosophy, which means we take home all our rubbish, including apple cores, orange peels, and sweet wrappers.

The most recent hikes and outdoor activities tracked in this account are organised by myself outside the Challenge Hiker group.

Member since February 2014

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