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Ostirol 2018

Ostirol 2018

Ostirol and Bavaria. There were just three of us who went in the end, me, the line manager, and Fergus (Aoife couldn’t get off work).  Flight to Munich, car hire, drive to Lienz and first day’s ...

Gannets are here for the Golf

  4th July 2018 A last minute arrangement and another grand Wednesday at Malin Head. Geoff was a bit late getting to Culdaff due to road works, Irish Open etc, but we went to Malin Head for a look ...
Everest 25th Anniversary

Everest 25th Anniversary

Phuletate and Pulele Kathmandu is still a great place.  A lot of work is still be done to restore the damage caused by the earthquake, but the tourists are back, and some of the shopping area of ...

Killarney Mountain Festival

  First Ever Killarney Mountain Festival   Recommend this goes in the calendar for next year.  Twinned with the Kendal Mountain Festival, it had lots of outdoor films ( full length and short) in the ...
Escape from the Beast

Escape from the Beast

It’s usual for the club to arrange a sport climbing trip to Spain in march or February but this year was a little different, for me at least. An old friend had returned from India after ten ...
The thing about ice climbing..

The thing about ice climbing..

George, Finbarr and self set off to Cogne via Ryanair and Sicily Car hire, and it all went quite smoothly, meeting Jack Bergin, (who had driven out), within an hour of our arrival. George, a veteran ...
Kyrgyzstan – Endless

Kyrgyzstan – Endless

The Jetim Bel range is remote and little visited by outsiders, never mind climbers.  So remote are these areas that only the very highest peaks are named. Nomadic herders, tending horses, cattle and ...
Irish Sikkim Expedition, a

Irish Sikkim Expedition, a

  Why did I go?  I knew the terrain was tough, the weather patterns unhelpful, and there would be long periods in the sleeping bags between short periods of euphoria.  Maybe I had to get the ...