Travel & Training blog

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…

01

Jul

Night Hike on Reeks
June 25th Meet Day/Fitness Assessment Weekend for the September Mount Kilimanjaro Team Members.  What a weekend it was! Fourteen of the team were able to join us on our Free Meet Day offered to aid their preparation for their climb of Mt Kilimanjaro. The aim of the day is to…

01

Jul

Goldsmiths climb Carrauntoohil
Hi Lorraine, Just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging our Carrauntoohil Climb last Saturday. It was a brilliant experience and we really enjoyed it despite the weather! (It just means we may come back again to see the scenery!) Ian and Tony were great and kept us going along…

26

Jun

Mount Kilimanjaro
Today saw our June trekking team leave their base hotel at Moshi (910m), set for the Machame Gate passing banana and coffee plantations that line the route. Our lead guide was in contact to say everyone was in great spirits as they set off after meeting their trekking team of…

22

Jun

G.U.G.O.G.F.Cork
Get UP, Get Out, Get FIT 2nd Walk Cork Branch Ordinary people taking their health serious as they take to the roads and byways of Ireland with Pat Falvey's new division on fitness through walking. Report from Tony Nation and Ian O Neill. Directors of Cork/Kerry Branch The 2nd walk…
  We were delighted to be invited to the offical opening of the fantastic Lisleibane carpark facility at the base of Carrauntoohil and the two footbridges that allow safe access onto the foothills of the Reeks. 25 years work has seen it's fruition and Anne Lucey's article from the Cork…

10

Jun

Cystic Fibrosis Climb Build 4 Life Kids
  Pat,Great credit to yourself, Gene and the organisers for undertaking the responsibility of bringing a large group of novice climbers like me up Ireland's highest mountain. For so long I have wanted to do this and was greatful for the opportunity and being able to raise money for Buil4life…

09

Jun

Lar Fant on Denali Summit
Lar Fant, a good friend of Pat's and the team here at the Mountain Lodge, has climbed and trained at our school of mountaineering with us over the years, rang to fill us in on his recent successful summit of Mt Denali.   ''I flew onto Denali on the morning…

01

Jun

Pat, Clare & Lorraine test lines for the Adventure Race Abseil- provided by Mike Shea Height for Hire
Congratulation's Megan..we will be in contact in the coming days to arrange delivery of your €200 voucher for use against any of Irish & Worldwide walks, treks, climbs or expeditions! We know you have a keen interest in 'travel' and look forward to planning with you your adventure! Thanks to…