Author Archives: Marko

Top Hiking Gifts 2023

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to think beyond the ordinary stocking stuffers and surprise your hiking buddies with hiking gifts that they’ll love. Whether they’re seasoned trailblazers or weekend wanderers, our list is packed with the most practical … Read More

The G20 Hiking Guide: Europe’s Toughest Trail

The G20, Europes’s Toughest Trail! The G20 Corsica, also known as the Grande Randonnée 20, has been long known as Europe’s toughest trail. It stands as a formidable challenge for avid hikers seeking an immersive adventure and looking to push … Read More

hiking Lugnaquilla

Lugnaquilla: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Time: 7 hours Distance: 12.5km / 14km Difficulty: Difficult Elevation: 900m Height Difficulty: Difficult Trail: Out-and-back or loop Waymarked: No Starting Point: See below All Trails Map: Click Here Lugnaquilla, Wicklow’s highest mountain! The aim of this guide is to give you all … 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 2024

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