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Beginners Rock Climbing Course

Rock Climbing: A Beginner’s Guide

Introduction Welcome to Rock Climbing 101: A beginners guide. In this series I will run through the basics of rock climbing giving you a better understanding of the skills, technique and equipment used while rock climbing in an outdoor environment. … Read More

Hiking Coumshingaun

Coumshingaun: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Time: 4.5 hours Elevation: 630 m Difficulty: Difficult Trail: Clockwise Waymarked: No Starting Point: See below Map: Click Here Coumshingaun, Europe’s finest corrie lake! Coumshingaun is one of Ireland’s most stunning landmarks. It’s 400 metre back wall, towering over the mountain lake, will … Read More

Top Hiking Apps

The Best Hiking Apps In 2022

Disclaimer: Do not rely on your phone or apps to keep you safe. Technology is no replacement for understanding how to use a map or compass. In cold weather, a phone battery can instantly drain. Having an insulation pouch for … Read More

Hiking in Ireland

Winter Hiking in Ireland: 5 Top Tips

As our good friends from King’s Landing would say, “Winter is coming”, and while the Irish mountains doesn’t consist of White Walkers, it does present some other challenges. The risk of accidents and getting lost in the Irish Mountains greatly … Read More

Comeagh Mountains Hiking

The Comeragh Mountains: Top 3 Hikes

Disclaimer: The Comeragh Mountains do not see as much footfall as other ranges in the country. Due to this, paths may not be so obvious and way markers may be missing. It is advised that you check the weather forecast … Read More

Hiking in Ireland

Mountain Leader Assessment: 6 Tips To Help You Pass

6 Tips To Pass Your Mountain Leader Assessment One of the first major milestones for someone starting their career in the mountains is earning the Mountain Leader award. The award is designed to train and assess individuals in the skills … Read More

Climbing Gear

Rock Climbing Gear: What To Buy?

I’m often asked what equipment do I need to get started climbing outdoors and how much will it cost? Below I have detailed all the gear needed for you to get out and leading at your local crag.  I have … Read More

How To Belay

How To Belay

The belayer controls the rope for the lead climber. They feed out rope as the lead continues, take in when needed and stop any rope from feeding when the lead climber falls. Disclaimer: Rock climbing is an inherently dangerous sport. … Read More

Rock Climbing Dublin

How To Start Rock Climbing in Ireland

So you want to start rock climbing and don’t know where to begin? In this article I will give you the information you need to get started rock climbing. Book a course Join an online group Join a club Join … Read More

Hiking in Ireland

Top 5 Trail Hikes For 2022

The Spinc: Glendalough 6/10 14km 4hrs 1/10 10/10 6/10 14km 4hrs 1/10 10/10 The Spinc Walk   Glendalough is one of Ireland’s greatest wonders and, in my opinion, the most beautiful spot that Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer.   … Read More

Belay device

A belay device is a friction based device that allows the belayer control over the rope. The belay is a small and modest looking device but it is essential. The belay allows the belayer to give out rope, take in … Read More

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