Travel & Training blog

01

Jan

Martin Hayden & sons L-R James, Alexander & Marcus start trek
Image Gallery On return, Martin sent in some great shots of the boys and himself on Mount Kilimanjaro This evening they will return to Moshi for their last overnight before leaving for the airport in the morning.. All reports are of a 'healthy & happy' group and we, no doubt…

05

Nov

Scrambling Howling Ridge
Scrambling Course Report: I climbed Howling Ridge last year with Pat and Clare and really enjoyed it. Howling Ridge is regarded as one of Ireland's finest climbing routes and I was itching to try it again! I booked the two day scrambling course to coincide with my birthday on the…

06

Oct

Trekking out toward Lukla
Everest Base Camp & Island Peak Success for The HOPE Team Check out the reports from their successful ascent! Day 18: Pat's quick Report Oct 18th - We are now in Lukla and missed our flight today due to bad weather, fingers crossed for tomorrow. We are all wrecked but…

22

Sep

Skills courses
Skills weekend for Island Peak at Pat Falvey's Mountain Lodge in Kerry. This weekend has seen all of the Hope Foundation team do their final preparation for their Everest Challenge and their climb beyond base camp to the beautiful 20,000 foot peak of Island Peak right in the heart of…

21

Sep

Boot Camps Pat Falvey
At Pat Falvey Army Boot Camp we have put a number of teams through this rigorous weekend training program specially designed to help in the areas of communication, focus, attention to details, planning and following through on objectives set. Bear Island: This weekend our island boot camp was help on Bear…

21

Sep

Cork Wins all Ireland
Today in the Cork Examiner -  The team claims they have reached their Everest after been swept from their goal on many occasions in rescent years!  Just as they were about to reach their summit beaten by the Green and Gold avalanche of their neighbours Kerry. (insert smile here)  In…
“The Hope Counts Fashion Show takes place at the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown on September 23rd – featuring WeightWatchers Goal Members as models, in recognition of Teena Gate's 10-stone-weight loss during her preparations for the expedition to Everest later this month.  Doors open at 7.00pm and the show starts at…

13

Sep

TV3 interviews Teena Gate and Pat Falvey about challenge Everest for Hope Foundation
157,000 viewers tuned in to TV3’s Midweek programme to watch adventurer and explorer Pat Falvey and Teena Gates, Head of News at Dublin’s 98FM discuss the forthcoming Hope Challenge 2010 when Pat leads a group of celebrities to Everest Base Camp, and maybe beyond. The program was hosted by Collette…

08

Sep

on the rock overlooking lough Gouragh
Great day up Carrauntoohil with Cill na Martra gaelic football club. The lads were up for it as we blazed our way into the Hags Glen from Cronin's Yard. The day was bright and fairly clear, very humid until we got some wind on our faces. We went for O'Sheas…

22

Aug

Team skills training
Navigation Skills Beginners course - The Why. Here at The Pat Falvey School of Adventure, we encourage people to become self sufficient in learning of all types of skills to prepare people to take responsibility for looking after themselves in the great outdoors. We believe you owe it to yourself,…