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# mountaineering - Friday 19 May, 2017

Irishman who climbed Everest speaks about passing bodies at the summit

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

# mountaineering - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The42 Are performance-enhancing drugs corrupting the climbing game on Mount Everest? Aplinism

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

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

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

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

# mountaineering - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From The42 Ever wondered what would happen if you combined hurling with mountaineering? Pucing Hell

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

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

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

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

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

# mountaineering - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Five die in Swiss mountain plunge

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

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

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

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

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

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