Trip & Course Reports 2010



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…



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…



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…



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…



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…



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…



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…



Frank & Louis Lynam, Derek & Ciaran Carruthers, Aguas Calientes
In 2009, Frank, Derek & Louis guided by Jerry Walsh summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro and here started their new love for adventures. This time around, joined by Derek's son Ciaran, they set off for a week's trek on the Inca Trail (Peru). We followed their progress as they trekked their way…



Rob Ross, George McMahon, Jenny Kavanagh, Teena Gates, Philip Gray, Donal MacIntyre, Rosaleen Thomas, Vivian Harrison, & Ed O’Donnell
Help the Hope Foundation “Life is like a mountain, and we all have mountains to climb, we all have an Everest” - Pat Falvey, world-renowned adventurer and explorer. RTE presenter Rob Ross, Actor George McMahon, Fair City actress Jenny Kavanagh, 98FM Head of News, Teena Gates, and celebrated Irish artist…
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