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“COPS ON TOPS”, Corrán Tuathail, September 11th 2012…

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Yesterday we guided Jill and Mark of the Weld county,Colorado Police force and both members of the  “Cops on Tops” organisation to the summit of Ireland’s highest, Corrán Tuathail to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Cops on Tops

Cops on Top is a team of volunteers from the law enforcement and public service community in the U.S, who undertake mountain climbing expeditions and ascents to honor the memories of those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting others. Cops on Top plans annual climbing expeditions to the world’s most respected mountains. The purpose is to bring to the public’s attention the dangers, stress and life-altering effects on the average police officer.

Cops on Tops on Carrauntoohil summit 1039mtrs
The Cops on Top team is comprised of volunteer climbers, largely self-funded law enforcement officers. The fallen officers on whose behalf the climbs are undertaken are nominated by family, friends, and law enforcement organizations.

Hags Glen,Kerry

Weather for our climb was perfect with only a few brief light showers, a very light breeze and nice cloud free summits which gave the gang the magnificent views they had so hoped for.We ascended by the Devils ladder and descended via the easy and gradual “Zig Zags”…

Nice to do this climb mid week as it almost felt like we had the whole of the Reeks to ourselves compared to the usual weekend crowds. Congratulations and well done to the gang on such a superb effort and a fitting tribute to those law enforement officers and to all of those who lost teir lives on September 11th 2001.   

Corrán Tuathail