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Great Endeavour - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers by Michael Smith, author of An Unsung Hero - Tom Crean.  It deals with 200 years of Irish exploration to the Antarctic, starting with Bransfield and Crozier in the 19th century, onto Crean, Shackleton, Keohane, etc in the 20th and then onto the modern day…
Monday, 28 June 2010 21:34

Tom Crean Commitee invites Queen

As Part of the Tera Nova celebrations the Tom Crean Memorial Committee have invited the Queen of England to come and visit Tom home village in Annascaul.
A London Judge has dismissed the case against Henry Todd, John Tinker and Michael Smith saying there was no evidence anyone had acted with gross negligence in the 1999 Everest death of young Briton Michael Matthew. Tinker, who was the commercial expedition leader, left his paying clients in the midst…
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 00:00

Summit Report

Report by: John HusseyOn June 14th we set out from our high camp at 17200ft for our summit bid on Denali. John Healy had been quite ill during breakfeast and was unable to eat or drink so after a valiant effort decided to turn back at the Denali pass. Ronan…
Monday, 19 June 2006 00:00

Success on McKinley

John Hussey, John Healy, Ronan O Siochru...Arrived in talkeetna today after a gruelling march from 17,200ft to base in one long march only to find out we could not fly out that day. John Hussey and myself topped out on wed 14th june at 2030.Healy was sick on summit day…
Monday, 22 May 2006 00:00

Con and Cathal head off

Con Moriarty, John Hussey, John Healy, Ronan O Siochru are flying out today to start climbing on the 26th. They are hoping to meet up with Ger McDonnel in Anchorage for a few drinks before Ger leaves for K2. All are very excited at tackling Denali ‘The Great White One’.…
Thursday, 18 May 2006 00:00

Clare is at Base camp after long decent

Photo: Camp 1 Ama DablamTriumphant Clare is back at base 4600m and is now probably tucking into a well deserved nice warm meal. She commented by Sat phone earlier that she was exhausted from getting down from Camp 3 this morning. Clare "The weather is misty and is a shame…
Report by Pat Falvey Expedition Leader. This is one of the greatest achievements for Irish Female mountaineers ever on one of the most beautiful mountains in the world Ama-Dablam, it’s summit stands at 6856 meters ( 22830 feet). Eric Shipton Everest expedition leader, while training for the first Everest ascent…
Tuesday, 16 May 2006 00:00

Clare safe at Camp 3

With the weather on her side for today, Clare has safely reached camp 3 6300m an exposed position which is the start of her summit push tonight. She is in good form and is climbing well. The summit route is to the right of the huge 'dablam' (ice cliff), up…
Monday, 15 May 2006 00:00

Clare holds at camp 2

sms from Clare via Sat phone: "at Camp 2 today, lots of snow made it tough to get here. Camp 3 tomorrow all going well". She and her two sherpa’s will now spend a cold night at Camp 2, 6000m. Situated on top of the Yellow Tower on a narrow…