Trip & Course Reports 2009

''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…
Sunday, 18 October 2009 16:39

Expedition weekend report 17-18 Oct 09

After spending their first night in the tent, Joseph O Dea and Ciaran Nestor were joining in on the banter at the lodge on Saturday morning. We kicked of the training session with a chat about what its like on expedition followed by a slideshow & video I had prepared…
Monday, 05 October 2009 16:46

Philip Gray has arrived in the Himalayas

Philip Gray takes his Extreme Painting to Nepal 16/10/09       Reports back from our guides in Nepal tell us that Philip's trek has got off to a great start. With beautiful weather, he left for Lukla (2800 meters) on the 13th. Landing at Lukla is an aviation treat, as the…
Friday, 02 October 2009 15:53

Feedback on Scrambling Courses 2009

'' The weekend scrambling went very well. Unfortunately Stephen was not feeling great so he decided to sit out theSunday scramble. I certainly gained experience and confidence in dealing with steeper groundwhich is what I wanted from the course. John was a very patient and helpful instructor and pretty good…
'Thanks a million for the super day's climbing and great experience on Howling Ridge recently! We are very grateful especially since you both took time out of your normal training schedule to fit us in.We've had a huge desire to climb Howling Ridge for some time and Pat kindly agreed…
Friday, 25 September 2009 17:03

Feedback on Kilimanjaro Trek September 2009

''Overall experience- very good; Communications with office staff and documents received- very good; The package offered was very good with value for money being very good; Website as resource and allow people at home to follow trek progress- good. Really enjoyed the trip. It was hard work at times but…
Thursday, 10 September 2009 00:00

'Got the Cert to prove it'

Today the team left Mweka Camp for the Machame gates where they collected their Certificates recognising their fantastic achievement in having summitted Africa's higest mountain. Transfered back to the hotel for a very welcome shower and fresh clothes, they are relaxing- no doubt before a night of celebration and reminising…
A text from Jerry tells us that the team are commencing descent from Summit (Uhuru Peak 5895meters). After a 13 hour ascent in total, the team are tired albeit elated having succeded in their bid for summit. Expected arrival at Mweka Camp 3100meters, their home for tonight, is 10pm tonight…
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 17:21

A Proposal I didn't expect on Corran Tuathail..

'I was out on Saturday with Joe Macken (who's in training for Mt Blanc) on Howling Ridge when a fellow climber approached us. Asking to step past us onto a ridge, his smile was infectious despite the rain. A minute later, a female climer also passed us and just as…
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 00:00

Karranga Camp to Barafu Camp (Base Camp) 4600m

The team have reached their Base Camp for the day, from where they will make an attempt at summit tonight. The ascent today proved tough for some of the team but Jerry reports that all are well. After Lunch, Jerry will lead a short acclimstization walk if the team feel…
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