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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# hiking

Last month
February 2023
# Fiona Lavelle
Tributes paid to Irish woman who died while hiking in western Australia
Fiona Lavelle, a paramedic, was originally from Co Mayo.
Last year
# Lucky Escape
British, American tourists narrowly escape avalanche while hiking in Kyrgyzstan
The group had just reached the peak of their trek when a cloud of snow came rushing down the cliffside.
All time
# Esther Dingley
Human remains found in the Pyrenees confirmed as being from missing British hiker
Just one bone has been located so the details of what happened remain unknown.
# Rescues
Gardaí can now issue €100 on-the-spot fines to those breaching Covid laws
A rescue spokesperson said it is “impossible to socially distance while carrying a stretcher”.
# Rescue
Injured hiker rescued from mountain in the Burren
The man was airlifted to hospital.
# Glen of Imaal
'People go to the hills to clear their heads': Mountain rescue volunteers ready for calls over Christmas
It can be a lovely time to get out into nature, rescue volunteers just ask that people are sensible when they do.
# large wave
Five people, including seven-year-old girl, killed in flash flood in Corsica
The dead include a father and his young daughter.
# the long walk home
From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia
Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.
# Gay Pride
Journeys with Ireland's oldest gay sports club encourages people to get Out and About
A community group that was a safe space for gay people in 1980s Ireland is the third winner of our Irish Rail free trips partnership.
# the long way round
This Omani student loved Ireland so much he just walked around the entire island
Ammar Albadi will finish in front of the GPO this evening.
# Lawsuit
Walker who fell and cut her knee while hiking Wicklow Way wins €40k in damages
The judgement will have serious repercussions for Ireland’s national parks.
# wicklow way
The €40k hiking damages judgement will be appealed as hillwalkers fight back
Mountaineering Ireland says personal responsibility is important.
# mother nature
Want to head outdoors this weekend? Here are some hiking and biking trails
Explore the great outdoors this Easter.
# the road to damascus
Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years
How a late-night TV viewer brought Jim Hammes’ long hike to an end.
# the sun's out
Want to get active this weekend? Here are some top hiking and biking trails
Unleash your inner hiker.
# great outdoors
Four great Irish hikes you should get out and enjoy while it's still cold out
Wrap up and get out.
# Cold as ice
Watch two hikers walk out on an amazingly clear frozen lake
We’re walking in the aaaaaiiiiirrrr…
# Out and about
Want to discover something new over the summer? These apps will help you out
With the days longer and the summer events season getting into full swing, there are a number of apps and services which will help take you off the beaten track.
# wicklow way challenge
The men battling blisters and 'nonsense' to complete the 130km Wicklow Way hike in 48 hours
John Murphy and Chris Flood are planning to hike the whole way from Dublin to Clonegal in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
Opinion: I became a long-distance walker at 70 and have now covered thousands of miles
After my wife died of cancer in 2007, I wanted to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Treatment and Research. This summer, I will walk in support of European peace.
# walk it off
Hidden Ireland: Where to get in your St Stephen's Day walk
Archaeologist Neil Jackman picks fascinating sites nationwide for a stroll today.
# missing walker
Search resumes for missing walker in Mayo
The 38-year-old has been missing on Mweelrea mountain since yesterday.
# fight at a height
'Terrifying' brawl between climbers on Everest
Sherpas had advised Europeans not to climb a new “undisclosed” route, but eyewitness says climbers ignored request.
# mountain safety
Your smartphone won’t keep you safe on mountain hikes
If you’re heading out on a hike, take a good old-fashioned compass and map with you.
# celebrations
5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas
Leaving Certificate students have worked hard, now where are they going to play hard? Here are some less than ordinary sixth year holiday destinations.
# Mayo
Three casualties from Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
An elderly woman, a teenage boy and a man received medical attention after attempting to climb the mountain as part of the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage.
# New Zealand
US students survive for nine days in New Zealand wilderness
The two students were trapped by a snowstorm and heavy rains.
# Wicklow Mountains
Three operations in three days for Wicklow Mountain Rescue
Last night, a 32-year-old cyclist was rescued after a bad crash.
# Rescue
Coastguard helicopter airlifts three teenagers off Wicklow Mountains
The teenagers all sustained leg injuries during a hike around the Glendalough valley.
# Stranded
Hiker survives four days stranded without food
Apart from the freezing Utah temperatures, Victoria Grover said the worst problem was boredom.
# Craic agus Ceol
Pessimistic, boastful but loves a drink: what Lonely Planet says about Ireland
The tenth edition of the famed travel guide has some familiar themes…
# Iran
US 'deeply disappointed' at Iran's sentencing of hikers
Two men who claim they accidentally wandered across the Iranian border have been sentenced for spying.
# cliff fall
Man falls from cliffs at Howth
Walker suffers head, leg and spinal injuries after falling during hike.