Expedition News

3 day back Pack Day 2We woke to beautiful weather again, and headed for the hills gradually gaining height, our first stop included a mexican wave as we all adjusted our layers and gear. We pushed on up the valley passing blue lakes frozen since last Autumn and found our…
3 day back PackAfter a late-ish night for some, an early start with all gear required for the 2 nights in the elements. Packing gear is an art in its self, but given practise can reward you with an evenly balanced comfortable ride when walking over long distance. After approaching…
With the weather on our side we headed for a climb in preparation for our 3 day back pack. We all shuffled out with crampons, snow shoeing, axe, some layers, camera, food, water and loads of sunscreen. The landscape here in Jontunheimen is absolutely stunning, especially when you start to…
After a busy May, June hit us with a reminder, June 3rd 29 Beyond Endurance expedition team members decend on Dublin airport. Depart 06.30am Oslo.All the team where in great form, some arriving with family members. We arrived in Oslo later that day and met with Bjorn on the bus.…
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, 19 June 2006 00:00

Broad peak Base camp to camp 1

With everyone settled into Base Camp, climbers are starting to work their way up Broad Peak.Over the past few days, Camp 1 has been establish. There is fixed line in place for the climber's safety. While we have seven High Altitude Porters, JJ and Ryan are carrying a lot of…
Monday, 05 June 2006 00:00

Broadpeak Group

We four Irish - 2 johns, con and ger - left Islamibad a day early to escape heat, two gruelling days in small minibus as air con not working along Karakoram Highway, 550 km., now refreshed in Skardu. Maingroup came in last evening and Mick arrives today. Tomorrow we leave…
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’.…
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 00:00

K2 Forecast for next few days;

Winds strengthening up to weekend but then easing at the weekend. (forecast team Netherlands)Comments on weatherThis may give another summit window for the climbers at base camp. If this is the case it will be a very hard decision to stay at base camp if the forecast is to show…
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…
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