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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 Rout(e)

So we’d drifted off to prepare ourselves for the coming trial and prepared to sleep. Except to be awoken again and again by the lovely sound of rocks moving and rockfall further off. I don’t think we slept much, just … 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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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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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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