Travel & Training News

08

Sep

Oh the lovely misty/windy summit
We arrived to a busy Cronins Yard on Saturday morning at 10am. Having met Sinead, Louise and her dad Pat in Kate's car park earlier, introductions were already out of the way as we headed up the path into the Hags Glen. Weather was pleasing at that stage although it…

05

Sep

Free Meet Day for Trekkers
For all our trekkers in early 2012, we would like to invite you to attend our next Free Meet Day October 07th. As part of the preparation for our treks, we offer a Free Meet Day that allows the team to meet their guide and fellow trekkers, discuss the trek…

01

Sep

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Summit with team
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, family, friends & the Jewett family went climbing Carrauntoohil with guides Pat Falvey and Joe O Leary. We had a great day on the mountain, the gods were with us and we had great views off the summit. On route, the Taoiseach met lots of trekkers, walkers…

01

Sep

Mont Blanc (Highest Mountain in Western Europe)
  Mont Blanc Western Europe's Highest Mountain trip report   31st August Day 1 The journey begins... All excited at the sight of Mont Blanc01st Sept Day 2 A hard day for all - sore feet, sun, heat and exhaustion02nd Sept Day 3 Mont Tondu03rd Sept Day 4 All Safely…

17

Aug

Trevor Daton Howling Ridge
Hi Lorraine, I have attached a few pics of Howling Ridge with Sean. I had a fantastic day even though the weather wasn’t on our side, half way up as it got very wet. Sean is a great guy to climb with and made the ridge look easy.. Again many…

16

Aug

"Espa" The Europe Hotel group on the Summit of Corran Tuathail
This was an Espa club members and staff outing on Ireland's highest mountain. Everyone got to the summit and the weather was great. Guides on the Day were Pat Falvey, Joe O Leary and Gerry Walsh. For the last two months the weather on Ireland's highest mountains have been the…

15

Aug

On way to Summit Corran Tuathail
Kerry Mountain Rescue busy 14th August 2011. Corran Tuathail. The Kerry Mountain Rescue Team were alerted after a 12 year old boy sustained a knee injury at the ‘first level’. The Team made their way to the scene and administered first aid to the casualty before stretchering him a short…

03

Aug

The need of peace through activity
  WOULD YOU LIKE TO : Enhance your quality of life for many years to come but lack the time and skills to do so? Try but don’t know how or where to start? Try but think that you are not fit enough or too old? Improve your mental and…

02

Aug

Trekkers approaching summit of Corran Tuathail
Rise In Rescues On The Reeks. More and more people are taking to the hills and are ignoring the fundamental basic requirements that are necessary for safe journeys on Ireland's highest mountains, i.e. proper gear, navigational skills for leaders and bad route finding decisions. Over the coming months we at…

19

Jul

Crevasse Skills techniques
Alpine Training Techniques in Kerry This week we ran one of our simulated Alpine Training Courses at The Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering at The Mountain Lodge. Bad weather: Even though the weather was bad, the conditions were ideal to get all of the participants, who worked as a team, to…