Archive | December 2013

Mountain Training conference, Tollymore

An inspiring conference was held recently in Tollymore in relation to all mountain training in Ireland. Photo shows Dawson Stelfox (1st Irishman to summit Everest), who gave a workshop on ‘keeping adventure in mountain training’. The workshop dealt with scrambling situations, when to use a rope, when not to use one, and how to use a rope most efficiently.  Also in photo, Amanda from Wayfarers.



Navigation Practical in Blackstairs

Weather conditions were perfect to test new compass skills of the navigation group on the slopes of Mt Leinster on Sun. Dec. 15th. Poor visibility and high winds created some challenges but the group ‘dug deep’ and coped really well. Let’s hope there’ll be lots of practice on the hills over the next few months.

DSCN4181 DSCN4185Bowe’s in Kiltealy was the venue for the well earned after-walk festive refreshments.

Glendalough : 7/8 December : Xmas Party Weekend

Happy Group : Day 2 : final summit !

Happy Group : Day 2 : final summit !

24 members took part in the annual Xmas walk and party weekend , held this year in Glendalough. Saturday’s walk led by Ger and John took the group along St Kevin’s Way to Turlough Hill and back via Camaderry while Sunday’s walk, led by Ann & Sylvia, was a very pleasant circuit taking in Brocagh. In between walks, club members enjoyed a pleasant meal in The Glendalough Hotel.  The happy group are pictured above  having surmounted the final climb of the weekend

Rock Climbing trip to Spain Mar 2014

PaulPlans are being firmed up for the first club climbing trip to the Calpe/Toix/Finistrat area, near Alicante, Spain. Bookings will close on Dec 21st. Members should contact Colin Gibbon for further details.

A few photos from Summer 2013 climbing antics.Stefan TomRonan

Comeraghs Mod + walk, Dec 1st.

Great full mountain day in the Comeraghs today in superb calm, mild conditions. The route was almost 15kms with over 1300m of height gain. Really good experience for the hardy troop!DSCN4172