Travel & Training News

''I would also just like to say what a great day I had on Saturday climbing Carrauntohill. It was a brilliant day and a fantastic experience. So thanks to Pat & Gerry for their patience and time to come climbing with me. Needless to say I will be back for…
Monday, 19 October 2009 13:16

Hillwalking in Kerry for 2009- 2010

Purple & Tomies Mountains 7th November €100pp Grade: BeginnerOverlooking Lough Leane to the North East and separated from the Macgillycuddys Reeks by the gap of Dunloe, the Purple Mountain derives its name from the colour of the sandstone rock, which emits a purple hue under favourable light conditions. Corran Tuathail…
Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Whales in the Canadian Arctic

2000 Bulaga whales play in Cunningham Inlet during July and August. I have just returned from an amazing wild life adventure from the remote Island of Somerset 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. I stayed with friends Richard and Joosee Webber their sons Tessun and Nansan at their wilderness…
Monday, 11 August 2008 00:00

Update from Elbrus - Caucasus Russia

Our team are in Terskol awaiting their flight to Moscow later today. Pat was talking to Katy and all is fine with no sign of any military or trouble to worry about. Our russian guides are informing us not to worry as its quite a distance away. The team are…
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00

Mt Kilimanjaro Meet Day/ Prep

A small group came down for a fitness prep with a night climb on the 19th July. They were Willie Carney, Enda Cahill (Elbrus), Chris Mullane, Una Carney and Douglas Keppel, John, Jerry and Niall.19th July, Route, Oshea's - Devils LadderNight climb20th July, Kates - Stricin - Cnoc na Broca
Its my second time out with John, but this time I called him the night before to warn him off going as the conditions were fairly poor: Lots of snow, high winds etc. He said he wanted to go anyway so we met up at kates and said we go…
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 00:00

Irish Climbers on Mt McKinley

A brief report from Mt McKinley where there were 2 groups of Irish climbers, one of which are still on the mountain.On the Irish team under there own leading and steam, Michael O Connell, Gabriel Dowd and Gordon Brown are now holding at 17,000ft at high camp awaiting poor weather…
Friday, 24 August 2007 00:00

James Hanly & friends

A quick note say how much we enjoyed a recent climb up O Shea's gully to the summit in cloud,…
Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00

Kayaking amongst the Bulaga

Helene Philion and I kayaking among thousands of Bulagas.It was such an great experience to be amongst these beautiful creators, which because of their white colour are also known as the ghosts of the sea. Thousands of whales with their young playing and feeding, a sight to be-hold forever in…
Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00

Thin ice on the melting arctic

Walking on thin ice on the melting ice flows in Cunningham Inlet. Richard and I. Well we did fall in a few time to the icy cold water just adding to the excitement of the week.
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