Travel & Training News

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:59

My Day on Howling Ridge - Trevor Dalton

Hi Lorraine, I have attached a few pics of Howling Ridge with Sean. I had a fantastic day even though the weather wasn’t on our side, half way up as it got very wet.Sean is a great guy to climb with and made the ridge look easy..  Again many thanks…
This was an Espa club members and staff outing on Ireland's highest mountain. Everyone got to the summit and the weather was great. Guides on the Day were Pat Falvey, Joe O Leary and Gerry Walsh.   For the last two months the weather on Ireland's highest mountains have been…
Kerry Mountain busy 14th August 2011. Corran Tuathail. Rescue. The Team were alerted after a 12 year old boy sustained a knee injury at the ‘first level’. The Team made their way to the scene and administered first aid to the casualty before stretchering him a short distance to a…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 15:01

Adventure – Challenge – Education

  The Adventure Challenge Education ACE Program   Lifelong Activity - Lifelong Health - Lifelong Learning While the summit of Everest is beyond most of us, the benefits of undertaking an adventure challenge are wide-ranging and not necessarily dependent on the scale of the adventure WOULD YOU LIKE TO :…
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 00:33

Rise in rescues on the Reeks

Rise in rescues on the Reeks. More and more people are taking to the hills and are ignoring the fundamental basic requirements that is necessary for a safe journey on Ireland's highest mountains. Proper gear, navigational skills for leaders and bad route finding decisions. Over the coming months we at…
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…
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