Sunday 30th Oct : Mt. Leinster

Due to a large contingent having decamped to Kerry for the weekend, there was a smaller than usual turnout for the Mt. Leinster walk on Sunday 30th October. Visibility was poor and the rain decided to come just at lunchtime as photo below may show!

Word from Kerry is that Saturday’s trek  was a marathon 12 hour transverse of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks followed by a shorter 5 hour walk on Sunday !

Lunch on a damp Mt. Leinster

National Trails Day / Intro walk / Sun Oct 2nd.

Terrific turnout for the intro walk on Sun. Weather was a little challenging but all newcomers coped extremely well and completed routes with glowing complexions!! Well done to all and great credit is due to all club leaders who helped out on the day.
The walkers were lucky to hear some input from Andrew who lives in Shannon’s House on, firstly the bombing of the house in 1941 and subsequent rebuilding funded by the Germans and secondly on the recently discovered Neolithic stone on his farm.

Intro walk 2011 Nat Trails Day

Wild countryside

Shannon's House
Neolithic stone recent discovery near Shannon's Lane

Information evening for new members

Often thought about joining a Hillwalking/Mountaineering club but didn’t know where to start??
Now’s your chance!
Tuesday Sep 20th 8.00 pm Whitford House Hotel, our club will host an evening of advice, answer questions and hopefully set you on the ‘road’ or hill and get you started in a new area of activity which will improve your fitness, pose lots of new challenges and enhance your social life!!
Come along and hopefully you’ll be inspired!

Tryfan Snowdonia
Lunch with Mt Leinster in background
Flying over Mt Leinster

Recent climbing in Ogwen valley

Four club members spent four days in Snowdonia recently with the emphasis on rock climbing. Great experiences and confidence building was had by all on Little Tryfan, Milestone Buttress, Idwal Slabs and Bochlyewd Buttress.

Little Tryfan
Hope V Diff Idwal Slabs
Paul leading alternative start S to Hope
Ann leading on Little Tryfan