Tom Crean Endurance Walk 2023

TCEW 2023

Notice for attendees. Published 14 June 2023

Hi all,

I hope that you are all getting the opportunity to walk our mountains to breathe the fresh air and “put the miles in your legs”.

We are continuing our preparations for Tom Crean Endurance Walks (TCEW) 2023 and have an exciting weekend to offer you.

We are delighted to say that Rosemary and Julian Evans, grandchildren of Edward Evans, are joining us in Annascaul for the weekend to celebrate Tom Crean’s epic solo trek that saved the life of their grandfather Edward Evans and that of Bill Lashly.

On Friday evening we will have a short wreath-laying ceremony in the Tom Crean Garden across from the South Pole Inn, followed by a slide show from Julian Evans on the Antarctic.

On Saturday we will set out early on our annual Tom Crean Endurance Walk and celebratory BBQ afterward in the village.

For those staying over until Sunday, we are planning the short Tom Crean trail walk from the village to Ballinacourty graveyard to pay our respects to Tom Crean and complete the celebration.

A great addition this year, on display at the South Pole Inn, is a replica of the James Caird lifeboat, and an account of its famous voyage.

Weekend Schedule 

Friday 16th

  • 5.00 – 9.30 Walk registration
  • 7.00 Wreath Laying in Garden  (Open to the public)
  • 8.00 Julian Evans Slide Show (Open to the public)

Saturday 17th

  • Endurance Walk followed by BBQ (walkers only)

Sunday 18

  • 10.00 Tom Crean Trek Pound Road to Ballinacourty graveyard and return to the South Pole (Open to the public)
  • 2.00 Julian Evans Slide Show (Open to the public)

Some logistics: 

There will be no food provided at the Conor Pass but there will be water. We will also have a facility for walkers to pack a small food/clothes bag which we will bring from Annascual to the Conor Pass and return to Annascaul for collection. The locations of water are shown as waypoints on the .GPX file.


There are ongoing roadworks in the village of Annascual and out of respect for the residents, please do not park on the roadside in the village. Parking is available in the GAA parking ( which is on the east side of the village and 10 mins walk from the South Pole Inn.


This will be open from 1700 on Friday (16) evening until about 2100 and again at 0600 on Sat the 17th

Buses (added 05 June)

The busses will be in Annascaul at 6.30 and gone by 7.00.

One of the buses will do a single pick-up in Dingle at the back of Garveys Super Value (the side nearest the harbour) at 7:15. If you want a lift please be there as there are no other arrangements.


If you have any difficulties, please feel free to email any of the following for support:


Frequently asked questions

Q1. Is there a GPX file available for the route?

A1. Yes, A GPX file can be copied from here  (This has been updated on June 01 2023)

Q2. How do I add the GPX file to Outdoor Active?

A2. Follow this YouTube video Import GPX

Q3. How do I add the GPX file to Komoot?

A3. Here are instructions

Q4. Can I have a refund on my ticket or change the details?

A4. After June 10 no refunds can be issued or edits made to the tickets so that we can get the paperwork in order.