Travel & Training blog

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 it is like on expedition followed by a slideshow & video I had prepared…

05

Oct

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 plane…

02

Oct

Feedback on Scrambling Courses 2009
''The weekend scrambling went very well. Unfortunately Stephen was not feeling great so he decided to sit out the Sunday scramble. I certainly gained experience and confidence in dealing with steeper ground which is what I wanted from the course. John was a very patient and helpful instructor and pretty good with…

30

Sep

Joe Macken Tells Of His Day On Howling Ridge with Pat and Clare
'Thanks a million for the super days 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…

25

Sep

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 - excellent; website as a resource to allow people at home to follow the trek progress - good. Really enjoyed the trip. It was hard work…
Aconcagua, Argentina: The highest peak on the South American Continent and a continental high point for those endeavoring to complete the Seven Summits Challenge. It is a trekking peak that can be completed by most fit people that can acclimatize to the altitude. Also get a chance to see Mendoza.…

19

Sep

Training Courses Kerry
Mountain Skills 1: Grade: Beginner- Intermediate Prices - TBD for 2015 - price will include - 2x B&B + 2x Packed Lunch + 1xDinner (Non Residential Option also available) contact us today for 2015 prices and available dates. Introduction to Mountain Skills-Navigation-Feature Recognition-Pacing and Timing-Hazards-Equipment. Completion of this BOS course…
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…

09

Sep

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak 5896m (Summit) to Mweka Camp 3100m
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…

08

Sep

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…