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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Mountain

Last year
# Safe
Five people rescued after being stranded overnight on Carrauntoohil
The group will be off of the mountain within the hour.
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# Kebnekaise
Six Irish people airlifted from summit of Sweden's highest peak after being stranded overnight
The group of six men climbed Kebnekaise – the highest mountain in Sweden – yesterday.
The six Irish men are in good health this afternoon.
President of the Swedish Mountain Rescuers National Organisation said the group were not suitably dressed.
Temperatures plummeted as low as -10 degrees Celsius overnight.
# Sligo
Man dies in Sligo mountain cliff fall as rescue team saves the life of climbing partner
The scene of the incident is close to the scenic Diarmuid and Gráinne caves.
# Tour de France
Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage
Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead while Sam Bennett strengthen his grip on the Green Jersey.
# Reek Sunday
People warned to not climb Croagh Patrick as rescue attempts will take longer due to Covid risk
Reek Sunday has officially been cancelled but some people are still expected to attend.
# Kerry
'He lived life to the fullest': Tributes to man who died after fall on Carrauntoohil
Ger Duffy was described as a kind man who would help anyone.
# good cause
'Summit night was hell on earth' - Ferris scales Kilimanjaro in aid of injured players
The former Ireland flanker was joined by Mike McCarthy, Shane Byrne and Marcus Horan.
# Rescue
'Lucky to be alive': Climber rescued after week trapped on New Zealand mountain
Terry Harch, a 29-year-old Australian soldier, was spotted waving his arm in the snow on Mount Aspiring.
# Reek Sunday
Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick
Several other people were treated for medical issues on the mountain.
# On top of the world
Irish adventurer Jason Black reaches summit of world's most dangerous mountain
He is only the third Irish person ever to scale K2, the world’s second-highest peak.
# Uttarakhand state
Dozens killed after overcrowded bus plunges off mountain road in India
Police official Manoj Kumar said rescuers recovered 48 bodies from the accident site.
# Xia Boyu
A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest
A ban on blind and double amputee climbers has been overturned.
# Jamie Andrew
British man who lost his hands and feet 17 years ago climbs Matterhorn
Jamie Andrew is believed to be the first quadruple amputee to conquer the Swiss mountain.
# Volcan Cayambe
Woman who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombing climbs 19,000ft mountain
The professional ballroom dancer lost a leg in the 2013 attacks.
# Kerry
Man's body recovered from Carrauntoohil
It’s believed the man fell while hiking yesterday.
# himalayan tragedy
Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days
The latest fatality is an Indian climber.
# selfie stick
'I'm a massive p***k': Woman sorry after being rescued from Britain's highest mountain with no hiking gear
Sara Albone apologised for putting herself and others in danger by climbing Ben Nevis on a whim.
# Against the odds
This man has lost nine fingers to frostbite ... and he's trying to climb Mount Everest
Nobukazu Kuriki lost nine fingers to frostbite in 2012 on Everest. He is the only climber trying to summit the world’s highest mountain this year.
# comeragh
Lucky escape for paraglider who crashed on Waterford mountain
The man crashed near the summit of Seefin Mountain, and was airlifted down by the Rescue 117 crew.
# night climbers
Ireland's holiest mountain is crumbling - but that won't stop the barefoot pilgrims
20,000 people are expected on Croagh Patrick, with some likely to start their ascent in the early hours.
# In the dark
People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play
And it’s all in the name of a very good cause
# Saved
Helicopter rescue of teenage Girls Brigade stranded on mountain
The group were hiking in the Mourne Mountains and had their call cut off before getting through to
# Disaster
Watch: Video captures terrifying moment when avalanche hit Everest base camp
At least 18 people died at Everest as the earthquake and avalanches hit at the weekend.
Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank
The walkers became disorientated during their descent.
# Sligo
Student airlifted off Ben Wisken after falling on steep ground
The rescue began at 4pm yesterday.
# helping hands
These rescuers helped find a family lost on Knockmealdowns mountains
So did the gardaí, Irish Coast Guard and Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team.
# flyby
An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now
Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.
# i get knocked down...
The cross on Carrauntoohil will be re-erected before Christmas
We are still no closer to finding out who cut down the monument.
# Pacific Ring of Fire
Amazing video captured by Japanese hikers running for cover as volcano erupts
At least eleven hikers were injured when Mount Ontake started spewing ash and smoke.
# Iraq
Dozens of Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq
It is believed dozens of men from the Yazidi faith were massacred in the village of Kocho.
# the 20 thousand
13 mountain rescue teams in Mayo for mass 'Reek Sunday' pilgrimage
Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ today.
# Wicklow Mountains
Belgian man rescued after falling on steep ground at waterfall
The rescue teams had to take measures to ensure he wouldn’t slip any further during the rescue.
Two Irishmen reach summit of Mount Everest
Derek Mahon from Dublin and Noel Hanna from County Down reached the mountain’s summit on Saturday.
# rescue 118
PHOTOS: Teenager airlifted to hospital after dramatic chopper rescue at top of Mount Errigal
The teaching student fell between 30 and 40 metres from near the summit of Donegal’s tallest mountain.
# Rescues
'Busiest year yet' for Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
The 40-strong team of volunteers responded to over 100 call-outs in the past 12 months.
# Rescue 115
Woman airlifted from Kerry mountain in 'atrocious' Stephen's Day conditions
“Initially, it looked like the helicopter wasn’t going to make it up — the conditions were just so bad.”
# craghopper
A little cute dog climbed Mount Everest
The puppy had been rescued from the brink of death by his owner.
# Syria
Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain
Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times.
# Gardaí
Investigations into identity of Kilakee remains continue
The skeletal remains were found in woodlands in the Dublin mountains on Friday night.
# Record
He did it! 80-year-old scales Everest, sets record
Yuichiro Miura described himself as “the happiest person in the world” after completing the task.