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# mountaineering - Friday 19 May, 2017

Irishman who climbed Everest speaks about passing bodies at the summit
# Summit Happens
# Summit Happens

Irishman who climbed Everest speaks about passing bodies at the summit

May 19th 2017, 8:55 PM 120,043 Views 54 Comments

John Burke says the final night was “hell on earth”.

# mountaineering - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Are performance-enhancing drugs corrupting the climbing game on Mount Everest?
# Aplinism
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# Aplinism

Are performance-enhancing drugs corrupting the climbing game on Mount Everest?

Dec 29th 2016, 4:00 PM 8,982 Views 6 Comments

We take a look at mountaineering’s complicated relationship with doping.

# mountaineering - Monday 30 May, 2016

"I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest
# Death Zone
# Death Zone

"I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest

May 30th 2016, 9:20 PM 54,706 Views 29 Comments

Robert Gropel and his wife Maria Strydom were climbing Mount Everest together earlier this month when she died.

# mountaineering - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Walker sues for €60k after falling and cutting her knee while hiking Wicklow Way
# Sally Gash
# Sally Gash

Walker sues for €60k after falling and cutting her knee while hiking Wicklow Way

Feb 2nd 2016, 1:58 PM 57,527 Views 0 Comments

Teresa Wall says the ‘boardwalk was in a disgraceful state’.

# mountaineering - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ever wondered what would happen if you combined hurling with mountaineering?
# Pucing Hell
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# Pucing Hell

Ever wondered what would happen if you combined hurling with mountaineering?

Sep 2nd 2015, 10:08 PM 4,675 Views 2 Comments

Nope, us neither but it looks pretty cool.

# mountaineering - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Everest on speed: Summit expert will take you to the top of the world in six weeks
# Peaking It
# Peaking It

Everest on speed: Summit expert will take you to the top of the world in six weeks

Aug 31st 2014, 6:30 PM 11,660 Views 15 Comments

The best way to climb Everest is to do it fast,” says Adrian Ballinger.

# mountaineering - Friday 17 May, 2013

80-year-old wants to be the oldest man to climb Mount Everest
# Mount Everest
# Mount Everest

80-year-old wants to be the oldest man to climb Mount Everest

May 17th 2013, 2:06 PM 5,324 Views 11 Comments

He already broke the world record in 2007 but it was beaten four years later.

# mountaineering - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Avalanche kills nine climbers in Nepal
# Mount Manaslu
# Mount Manaslu

Avalanche kills nine climbers in Nepal

Sep 23rd 2012, 1:44 PM 5,018 Views 5 Comments

The avalanche occurred on the world’s eighth highest mountain.

# mountaineering - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Five die in Swiss mountain plunge
# Climbers
# Climbers

Five die in Swiss mountain plunge

Jul 3rd 2012, 5:15 PM 6,489 Views 6 Comments

Five foreign climbers have been killed after falling several hundred metres to their deaths while descending Lagginhorn.

# mountaineering - Monday 21 May, 2012

Three climbers die on Mount Everest, two still missing
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Three climbers die on Mount Everest, two still missing

May 21st 2012, 8:40 AM 3,420 Views 1 Comment

The three climbers were descending the mountain when a wind storm hit the mountain.

# mountaineering - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Column: I had to squash the rumours about Ger’s death on K2
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I had to squash the rumours about Ger’s death on K2

Apr 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 11,979 Views 25 Comments

Damien O’Brien is the brother-in-law of Irish climber Ger McDonnell, who died on the slopes of K2. Here he explains why he had to investigate the full story of Ger’s final climb.

# mountaineering - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Memorial service held for lost Irish Everest climber
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

Memorial service held for lost Irish Everest climber

May 28th 2011, 2:25 PM 583 Views 0 Comments

Tributes are paid to John Delaney in Co Laois, as his wife describes losing her “husband, hero and best friend”.

# mountaineering - Friday 27 May, 2011

Service to be held today in memory of Irish Everest climber John Delaney
# Everest
# Everest

Service to be held today in memory of Irish Everest climber John Delaney

May 27th 2011, 8:44 AM 1,427 Views 2 Comments

Delaney, a successful businessman who founded the market prediction company Intrade, died last weekend just 50 metres from the summit of Everest. Business colleagues have been paying tribute to him after his tragic death.

# mountaineering - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Irish climber dies on Everest - three days after wife gave birth
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Irish climber dies on Everest - three days after wife gave birth

May 24th 2011, 12:41 PM 2,372 Views 0 Comments

John Delaney, 41, hadn’t been told that his wife gave birth before he died on Saturday only 50 metres from the summit.