Dangerous, intense, disorientating: A daring Christmas mountain rescue

About 8am on December 26th, 2017, Alan Wallace set off to climb Carrauntoohil, accompanied by this brother-in-law, Ger and 18-year-old son, David. A long-standing tradition exists of climbing to the roof of Ireland on St Stephen’s Day, but this morning Wallace found the mountain hushed and eerily deserted. Deep snow blanketed MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, and the weather forecast […]

Annual Chrismas walks& party

The Club’s annual Christmas walks and party took place over the weekend of 1/2 December.   30 members undertook the challenge of climbing Lugnaquilla, Leinster’s highest mountain from the Glen of Imaal side. Led by Mick Wall with Mick Kielthy providing encouragement from the rear the group made the summit in less than ideal conditions – […]