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    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…
    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…
#Learn how to travel light and carry only what you need     All adventurers know the value of ‘travelling light’ and taking with them only what is absolutely necessary for their expedition. By travelling light, we move more quickly and efficiently, making our journey safer and more enjoyable. Learn…
FOREVER YOUNG CLUB - ADVENTURER OF THE MONTH -TEENA GATES    Teena doing what she loves   I instantly fell in love with mountains. From hiking in the Wicklow hills to hiking the stunning, beautiful, craggy Carrauntoohil, my love affair with hiking and trekking brought me to meet new people…
My Healthy Pancake   Note: these are not my pancakes I always eat them before I remeber the camera   When I am trying to get in shape and get my body ready for the next expedition. I start exercising and eating right, this is one of my favorite meals as it…
The Forever Young Club - Adventurer of the month - Jerry Ahern   The Forever Young Club is a community of people in Ireland and around the world who believe life is an adventure to be lived to the fullest, no matter how old we are. To join the Club all…
Top Tip's for Kilimanjaro   To climb Mount Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime opportunity. People travel from all over the world to stand on top of the Roof of Africa. If you fail to prepare, Prepare to fail so being properly prepared to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is the…
Can you climb Kilimanjaro by yourself?   People often come up to me and ask "can you climb Kilimanjaro on your own?"   In 1991 the Tanzanian government and Kilimanjaro National Park Authority changed it’s policy towards unsupported treks on Mount Kilimanjaro.  In short the regulations require: That all trekkers…
Altitude Sickness     High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain risks, the most common of which is altitude sickness, known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). The…
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