Climbing week end Burren Oct bank hol

A climbing course will be run in conjunction with Shielbaggan OEC in the Burren, 24th, 25th and 26th Oct for club members. Anyone interested in this wonderful opportunity to try out a new adventure activity or improve on skills should contact the club through the web site for further details.

Climbing Burren
Cliffs at Aillidie, Burren
Dalkey

 

Terrific turnout for Introductory walk

We certainly got plenty of rays of sunshine for the Introductory walk on Sep 26th. Seventy two rays in all!! Well done to the forty eight new recruits who luckily had a clear day to enjoy their Blackstairs experience. Anyone planning on joining the walk on Oct 3rd, please note that hiking boots and raingear are essential. The ‘easy’ walk will be closer to the grade of the middle walk on the introductory day. Don’t forget to check weather forecast on Sat evening! Good weather links on our web links page.

Shannon's Lane and Green Road
'Stream' crossing stream!
1st Summit Cloroge Mor
Cloroge Mor
Descent from Mt Leinster

Introductory hillwalk Sun 26th Sep.

Great to see such a terrific turnout at the club’s information evening. Hopefully all questions were answered and that we will see many of you on Sun 26th in the car park at Clonard Church at 9.20 am. Don’t forget the most important items are comfortable boots, rain gear and lunch. If joining the group en route to the Blackstairs, then aim for T junction in Kiltealy at 10.00 am.
Anyone who missed the information evening and would like to join the walk on Sun 26th should contact the club beforehand.
Now let’s just hope for a few rays of sunshine!

Blackstairs
Blue skies over Blackstairs

Chamonix 2010!!!

Hi all! This July, Mick Wall (one of our leading members!) organised and led an “expedition” consisting of Wexford hillwalking club members and also siptu hillwalking club members to Chamonix, France. The trip turned out to be a great success due to perfect weather and Micks guidance and patience throughout. All levels were catered for with everyone experiencing a night in a mountain refuge with all that that entails!!! Well done to everyone involved!!
Remember, you can post your own comment at any time regarding your summer adventures!! Stay safe on the mountains! F

Beautiful Saltees!!!

Hi all, The club had a fabulous weekend in Kilmore Quay before breaking up for the summer. Thanks to all who helped out especially Sylvia, Eugene and Philip. It was great to have the kids along for the trip to the Saltees! See you all next year!!!

Sunrise on Lugnaquilla!

On Saturday morning while ye were all sleeping a few members were lucky enough to experience a breathtaking sunrise from the top of Lugnaquilla! Perfect conditions and the peace and quiet of the early morning ensured the walk up through Fraughan Rock Glen turned out to be a great success!

Beach Walk at Kilmore

Hi All,

            Just to remind you all that the end of season beach walk at Kilmore is coming up soon, so I decided to add a few photo’s of what’s to be seen.

Can all who intend going, will you contact Sylvia to make your bookings A.S.A.P.

Sunset over the dunes
Wild grasses and herbs
The Shipwreck
Rockpool
After the storm

See you all at the BEACH.

Skye trip – Wexford/Tullow – June 2010

Cuillin Traverse

Wexford / Tullow trip June 2010

A successful traverse of the Black Cuillin Ridge in Skye was completed by Micheál and Colette supported by a superb team of ‘sherpas’, Ann, Pauline, Michael and David. Aonach Eagach, in Glencoe, done in both directions was a good warm up en route travelling North. Numerous recci walks were done on the Black Cuillin Ridge and the group climbed the Inaccessible Pinnacle, some twice! Day 2 of ridge attempt was poor weather, making the traverse a bigger challenge.