Archive | April 2013

Moonlit Walk Apr. 26th

Stunning conditions for Apr night walk. Long wait for moon to peep above the sea fog but well worth the wait! Sorry no photo to show it, camera not doing it enough justice.DSCN3163


Rock climbing

Great first evening rock climbing session this eve with 13 people scaling new heights. Weather turned out to be perfect. Sessions continue every Thurs unless it rains. Hope to see some more of you there!IMG_0471



Weekly Rock climbing sessions will take place at Rocklands crag on Thursday evenings, weather permitting. Meet at the top of Mulgannon road near Electric Ireland sub station at 5.30. If arriving later and not sure how to get to crag phone Paul or Colette. Small cost towards gear replacement. Happy climbing!

Lugnaquilla 4 seasons!

Sunday Apr. 21st produced extremes of weather for the club Moderate walk to Lugnaquilla from the Glen of Imaal. Thankfully the clearer weather prevailed for 80% of the day but the energetic hailshower as the group crossed a snowfield reminded that Summer is not here yet!DSCN3151DSCN3152




First club climbing session of the season will be on Sat Apr 20th at Rocklands. Meet at 11.00 at top of Mulgannon road.
Harnesses and helmets available for anyone willing to ‘give it a go’.
Contact Paul or Colette.
A regular weekly session will be set up. Details on the website soon.DSCN3080

Easter Snow and Ice Wicklow

South Prison Lugnaquilla

South Prison Lugnaquilla

Superb Winter Mountaineering conditions have taken a grip on the Wicklow mountains in recent weeks. Wicklow Mountain Rescue teams have been advising against going high in the hills without Winter skills and equipment.
On Easter Monday crampons and ice axe were essential pieces of kit in order to get to the summit of Lugnaquilla safely even by normal, standard walking routes. The upper sections of the mountain are covered in ice, snow thawed and refrozen.
Terrific opportunities for anyone to gain further Winter skill experience.
Winter conditions are set to continue for most of this week.

Lugnaquilla Good Friday 2013

Lugnaquilla Good Friday 2013

Lugnaquilla from Glen of Imaal

Lugnaquilla from Glen of Imaal

North Prison Lugnaquilla

Escaping out of North Prison Lugnaquilla!