Expedition News

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…
Sunday, 07 May 2006 00:00

Ropeskills 6-7th May Day 2

A few ropey heads (pardon the pun), but all ready for action on Sunday morning. We started out by gearing up and heading for the Gap for a brief on crevasse rescue. After this we all headed off in convoy for Rossbeigh beach to put our learning in to action.…
Saturday, 06 May 2006 00:00

Ropeskills 6-7th May

After all meeting up in the lodge on the Friday night, Saturday morning was buzzing with everyone preparing for 2 days of serious training on ropes and glacier techniques. Firstly Con Moriarty went through gear and in particular boots that are required for the likes of Sth. Georgia we headed…
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…
Congratulations and welcome baby Oscar, from all the team and staff at Beyond Endurance.
Saturday, 15 April 2006 00:00

2nd Back Pack Weekend

Report by Shaun MenziesThe next day was without doubt the hardest day. Up at 7:15 am, we struck camp and set off. Over the course of the next 9 hours we worked our way up and across rough terrain to traverse three 3000ft peaks, eventually arriving at Ireland's highest mountain,…
On Sunday morning at 3am the team were awoken and taken to the top of the Gap, where they started out in perfect night climbing conditions. As we approached the frosty top section of Purple Mtn, the wind picked up giving the team the ideal training environment. This was the…
On Friday night in Killarney there was a buzz in the air as the first meeting of the Beyond Endurance Expedition Team got underway. We started out for Corrán Tuathail via O‘Sheas gully at around 9.30am on Saturday morning. The Team was also joined by Marie and Brian from Nationwide…
Sunday, 19 March 2006 00:00

3 day backpack Day 2-3

Once we got on to the reeks the cloud started to lift giving outstanding views of the local landscapes. We scrambled on the icy rocks towards Cruach Mhór and celebrated our second summit of the weekend. All the team were elated with their success and had a quick drink and…
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