• Maamturks Challenge 2023 – Date Announced
    The University of Galway Mountaineering Club is delighted to announce the date for this year’s Maamturks Challenge, the 46th iteration of the event will take place […]
  • Maamturks Challenge 2022 Event Report
    The NUIG MC Maamturks Challenge made a very welcome 45th return on the 9th of April 2022 for the mountaineering participants, student and alumni volunteers from […]
  • Registration for 2022 Sold Out
    The 2022 Maamturks Challenge has sold out in record time again, all tickets were claimed in under three minutes. Well done to the 250 participants who […]
  • Registration for Maamturks Challenge 2022
    We are happy to announce that online registration for the 2022 Maamturks Challenge will open on Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 19:00 via Tito. Make sure you’re free! Individual applicants […]
  • Maamurks Challenge 2021 Cancelled
    It is with deep regret that we are writing to you again this year with news of cancellation. Last year we wrote with the hope of […]
  • Maamturks Challenge 2020 Cancelled
    It is with our deepest regret that this year’s Maamturks Challenge will be cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland. The university has been […]
  • 2020 Maamturks Challenge Registration
    We are happy to announce that online registration for the 2019 Maamturks Challenge will open on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 19:00 via Tito. Make sure you’re free! Individual applicants […]
  • Maamturks Challenge 2020 – Date Announced
    Planning has started once again for the Maamturks Challenge, and we’re delighted to announce that the 45th iteration of the event will take place on Saturday […]
  • In Memory of Michael Crosbie
    2019 marked the 20th Anniversary of the passing of Michael Crosbie, a volunteer from the Galway Radio Club who tragically passed away at the Maamturks Challenge […]
  • Maamturks Challenge 2019 – Event Report
    After a clear sunny evening on Friday 5th April 2019, the rain and mist rolled in overnight bringing challenging conditions for a large portion of the […]
April 28, 2015

40th Anniversary celebrations

The 2015 Challenge held on the 18th April marked the 40th Anniversary of the Maamturks Challenge. A special commemorative event was held on the night in […]
December 20, 2016

2017 Date Announced

We are pleased to announce the date of the Maamturks Challenge 2017 for Saturday 8th April. Registration will open online on Monday 16th January 2017 at […]
January 13, 2017

Maamturks Challenge Nominated for Outsider Event of the Year!

We need your Help! In some exciting news, The Maamturks Challenge has been nominated for Outsider‘s Best Outdoor/Adventure Event 2016. We’re thrilled to have been nominated […]
January 18, 2017

Record Sell Out

                              It took U2 six minutes to sell out, the 2017 Maamturks […]
February 12, 2017

Maamturks Challenge Wins Outdoor Event of the Year

The Maamturks Challenge, an annual event run by the NUI Galway Mountaineering Club, has taken home the title of best Outdoor/Adventure Event for 2016 from the […]
March 9, 2017

Promotional Video

  Have you ever wondered what the Maamturks Challenge is? As part of on-going work with NUI Galway, we are hoping to promote the ethos of […]
March 27, 2017

New Checkpoint Tents

The Maamturks mountain range is known for its harsh and unforgiving weather conditions. For over 40 years, our students have stood on the highest points of […]
January 8, 2018

Maamturks Challenge 2018 Registration

NUIG MC’s 43rd Annual Maamturks Challenge will take place on Saturday 14th April 2018. Online registration will open on Monday 22nd January 2018 at 19:00 via […]
January 23, 2018

Maamturks Challenge 2018 – Sold Out!

Sold out in record time! Despite increasing the number of participants to 250 and moving to only online registration this year (no postal entries will be accepted), the […]
February 13, 2018

T-Shirt Competition 2018

Do you have what it takes to design us a new logo for the this year’s Maamturks Challenge T-Shirt? We are seeking entries from any club […]