Travel & Training News

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:57

Alpine Training Techniques in Kerry.

This  week  we ran one of our simulated alpine training courses at the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering at the Mountain Lodge. Bad weather: Even though the weather was bad it was ideal condition to put all the participants who worked as a team to complete the tasks  that were…
Friday, 01 July 2011 02:20

Meet Weekend for Mt Kilimanjaro Team

June 25th Meet Day/ Fitness Assessment Weekend for September Mount Kilimanjaro Team And what a weekend it was! 14 of the team were able to join us on our Free Meet Day offered to aid their preparation for their trek of Mt Kilimanjaro. The aim of the day is to…
Friday, 01 July 2011 00:43

Carrauntoohill Climb June 25th

Hi Lorraine, Just wanted to say a big Thank You for arranging our Carrauntoohil Climb last Saturday. It was a brilliant experience and we really enjoyed it despite the weather! (It just means we may come back again to see the scenery!!) Ian and Tony were great and kept us…
Today saw our June trekking team leave their base hotel at Moshi (910m), set for the Machame Gate passing banana and coffee plantations that line the route. Our lead guide was in contact to say everyone was in great spirits as they set off after meeting their trekking team of…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:06

G.U.G.O.G.F.Cork

Get UP, Get Out, Get FIT  2nd Walk Cork Branch Ordinary people taking their health serious as they take to the roads and byways of Ireland with Pat Falvey's new division on fitness through walking. Report from Tony Nation and Ian O Neill.  Directors of Cork/ Kerry Branch The 2nd…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:08

Offical opening of Lisleibane Carpark

We were delighted to be invited to the offical opening of the fantastic Lisleibane carpark facility at the base of Carrauntoohil and the two footbridges that allow safe access onto the foothills of the Reeks. 25 years work has seen it's fruition and Anne Lucey's article from the Cork Examiner…
Pat,Great credit to yourself, Gene and the organisers for undertaking the responsibility of bringing a large group of novice climbers like me up Irelands highest mountain. For so long I have wanted to do this and was greatful of the opportunity and being able to raise money for Buil4life made…
Thursday, 09 June 2011 21:58

Lar Fant's successful summit of Denali

Lar Fant, a good friend of Pat and the team here at the Mountain Lodge, who has climbed and trained at our school of mountaineering with us over the years, rang to fill us in on his recent successful summit of Mt Denali. ''I flew onto Denali on the morning…
Congratulation's Megan..we will be in contact in the coming days to arrange delivery of your €200 voucher for use against any of Irish & Worldwide walks, treks, climbs or expeditions! We know you have a keen interest in 'travel' and look forward to planning with you your adventure! Thanks to…
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 23:49

G.U.G.O.G.F Cork

Tony Nation and Ian O Neill led our first group on the Get Up, Get Out, Get Fit inititive. The group walked from Carrigaline to Crosshaven and back. Everyone enjoyed the first of their 10 week walks plan that next week sees them heading to Ballyvorney for a 4hr walk,…
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