Category Archives: Climbing

My own climbing frolics and follies.

Faha Ridge.

With only a couple of days left in Ireland, I was delighted to get a chance to go out on the hills again. A few weeks of kayaking and swimming have started to get boring so it was nice to … Continue reading

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How to Stop Worrying and Avoid Rockfall: The Approach

Chamonix 2010 I’m in the Alps for the first time. I’m 19. I’m climbing with another guy just as inexperienced as myself. We’ve been here maybe a week and a half. It’s been a great time so far. I’ve led … Continue reading

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Force 9 From Torgon

So another week has rolled by in Torgon (forgive the slack timekeeping, I am working a full time job here!) so I felt that my blog had deserved another little post to chronicle some of what I’ve been up to. Another … Continue reading

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Weekend in Chamonix

Well first week of work has flown by and it turned out that we had a two day window, being given the whole weekend off. A very rare occurrence here as once the season kicks into full flow, we’re all … Continue reading

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Training for le Alps. Howling Ridge and Curved Gully, 2010.

Well while I had been getting into climbing back home, I hadn’t exactly done too much mountain work beyond the odd hike and ramble in Kerry or Cork. So with the spectre of the summer trip to the Alps looming, … Continue reading

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First Leads on Rock. Dún Séanna/Dunshean Head.

So I felt this merited a little post of it’s own. I’ve been swapping in and out of these kinda writings where I focus either on a trip as a whole or those class days where a route or journey … Continue reading

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From Snow and Ice to Salt and Rock

I came back from Scotland on a high (if you’ll excuse the pun). I’d been caught out in what felt like blizzards to me, navigated through whiteouts, climbed up a myriad mixture of ice, snow, rock and most importantly, made … Continue reading

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