Event Information

Cost: £25pp (1 day trek) £60pp (2 day trek)

Sponsorship target: £100pp (1 day trek) £200 (2 day trek)

Our Mourne Madness trek is back this summer! Explore the beautiful Mourne Mountain range in our epic Mourne Madness challenge on Saturday 10th and/or Sunday 11th August 2024. Supporters will have a choice to take on a 1 day challenge or complete 5 peaks over two days.

Our treks are led by our amazing Mountain Leaders who have supported Autism NI for over 15 years.

1 Day Trek (10th August 2024) - The group will be starting early at Meelmore Lodge and climb Slieve Commedagh (765m) and then the mighty Slieve Donard (850m). 

2 Day Trek (10th -11th August 2024) - This option will be completing 5 peaks over 2 days including Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard on the first day, and Slieve Bearnagh, Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Meelbeg on the second day. The ‘2 Day Trek’ includes overnight accommodation at Meelmore Lodge where the group will be starting and finishing the treks over the 2 days.

**Please note, participants must be over 18 years old, have a certain level of fitness to take part in this challenge and complete a medical form to declare their fitness and well-being. 

For more information email events@autismni.org or call 028 9040 1729 (option 3).

What our supporters say

A group of Autism NI members smiling and posing in the Mourne Mountains
The Team members from Void Art Centre were proud participants in the Mourne Madness climb in 2023. Neurodiversity is such a rich and well represented part of the arts community and something we, at Void, make a conscious effort to support. In the past Autism NI has provided training and support for the Void Art Centre team and we appreciate this fantastic resource available to charity organisations like ours. We want to make sure this is available to as many people as possible alongside all the other great resources Autism NI provides for the neurodiverse community and their families in Northern Ireland.
Void Art Centre
A couple smiling together as they climb the Mourne mountains
My husband and I decided to sign up for Mourne Madness because our son has autism and the support, we have received from Autism NI has got us through some really difficult times. When our son was first diagnosed a member of the team sat and listened to my endless tears and got me through some very difficult feelings. Since then we have always had someone to support us and guide us through a journey that felt very lonely and isolating at the start. So, we wanted to give something back to such a wonderful charity that provides so much for so many families. During the event it was wonderful to meet other people in the same community as us but also to meet some of the wonderful people who work for Autism NI. We are really looking forward to next year!
Gillian Robinson