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Pat Falvey is an explorer, adventurer, film-maker, and motivational and after-dinner speaker. He has reached the summit of Mount Everest twice.In 2008, the Corkman led the first Irish team to the South Pole in Antarctica. He is the author of a number of books including You Have the Power and…
  A flash back to Clare becoming the first Irish women to reach the top of Everest, here is the blogs from that day. Thirty three year old, Dr Clare O'Leary from Bandon, Co Cork was this morning, Tuesday 18th May, the first ever Irish woman to reach the 29,035…
   A group from University College Cork studying for a diploma in food manufacturing management enjoyed their trek to the summit of Carrauntuohil recently with Pat Falvey’s team. Pat also did a business session for the UCC team at the Castle Ross Hotel, Killarney, on improving peak performance, the importance…
  Two years ago, an avalanche in Nepal and surrounding countries measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale resulted in the deaths of at least 22 people on Everest, including 10 Sherpas. One year earlier, 16 Sherpas were killed following an ice avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall. The vital role of…
    It is often only when a person dies that we see the significance of the role they played while alive; the impact they had on the lives of all they touched. This doesn’t apply to famous or influential people only; it is true of every single person. We…
    For most of us the word ‘maverick’ conjures up an image of a cowboy or an outlaw, living on his wits and fighting against an unjust system. They share characteristics: the ability to take risks, independence of mind, clarity of thought and focus. It is increasingly acknowledged that…
    The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a very special experience, encompassing not only the journey to the base of the world’s highest mountain but also meeting the people and getting to know the culture of this unique area. In his new webinar, Pat Falvey explains why…
    I met Pat Falvey for the first time at the Tom Crean memorial dinner in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee, County Kerry, on December 12th, 2002. I hadn’t bothered to book; just got on the train from Dublin with the free pass and arrived in the door. When I…
FOREVER YOUNG CLUB - ADVENTURER OF THE MONTH - GREG BUTLER    The first mountain I climbed was Mangerton in Co Kerry. It was not an auspicious start. My legs and back ached, I was sweating and short of breath, and I couldn’t keep up with the other walkers. This…
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