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Why Do People Climb Mountains?

Muireann Conneely’s account of the rescue of her party from Carrauntoohil on 4th April 2009. Why do people climb mountains? Two days ago, that question might have been merely a general musing; an abstract wonderment as to why some of us, every so often, like to...

Cragfast on Carrauntoohil

Taken from the Diary of Ed Jones Rising early at 6.45am, after dozing to 94.4fm for forty minutes, I began preparations for my mountain mission. Preparation is everything, be prepared! Checklist; survival tin, wolfskin, woolly hat, four bottles of water, torch,...

SAVED! Teenagers found after 24 hour mountain ordeal

Brave rescuers fought the most brutal weather in memory yesterday to pluck three teenagers from Ireland’s highest mountain. The three, aged 16, 17 and 18, cheated death after they became trapped on the freezing Carrauntoohil mountainside. As winds stormed, rains...

Boy (10) Killed in Fall from Mountain Ridge

A 10-year-old Dublin boy was killed when he fell from a ridge overlooking a mountain lake during a holiday outing in Co. Kerry. Michael Jordan from Donabate climbed part-way up a ridge surrounding the lake but then disappeared from view. The alarm was raised a short...

Death on Mountain

The body of a young man in his 20’s was discovered by a group of climbers at the bottom of Curved Gully, the steepest part of the 3,400 foot climb near the top of Carrauntoohil yesterday evening. It is the location where three Cork climbers came down in an...

Fall Victim’s Miracle Rescue

A dramatic rescue mission was put into operation at the weekend after a South Kerry farmer plummeted down a mountain where he lay injured and stranted in agony for a number of hours. And members of the Rescue Team involved have said that were it not for the alertness...