Trip & Course Reports 2009

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…
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…
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…
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…
'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, 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…
''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…
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…
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…
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