We are gearing up for the 3rd and final in our series of talks titled “First Ascents and Vertical Adventures”
All proceeds from these talks have been donated to Mountain Rescue. We are very grateful to all of those that have donated prizes for raffles that have been held during these events – helping to raise much needed funds for Kerry Mountain Rescue Team and S.A.R.D.A. (Ireland) Search Dogs.
We kicked it off with Andy Kirkpatrick who as always, gave a very entertaining talk with his tales from the Troll Wall in Norway and his epic ascents in The Alps http://www.andy-kirkpatrick.com/
Next up was Scottish Sea Stack Climber and Mountaineer Mr. Iain Miller of http://www.uniqueascent.ie/ who gave an exciting and informative insight into “Adventure Climbing” and the fantastic wild adventures to be had Sea Stack Climbing off the rugged coasts of Ireland.
We end this years series of talks with “THE PROCESS” by Ireland’s top Trad Climber – Ricky Bell.
Ricky, from Belfast, has been at the heart and soul of pioneering new extreme rock climbing routes and pushing the limits in Ireland over the past number of years.
You may have seen “Underdeveloped”, the highly acclaimed and inspiring underground climbing movie that documents what Ricky and his crew have been up to on the crags and sea cliffs in Ireland. This should be another great evening hearing about this countries amazing climbing potential from Irelands own “Rock-star”!!!
We will again be holding another raffle for some great prizes!!!
A huge thanks to:
Magnetic Wild http://www.magneticwild.ie/ The great new Online Outdoor Equipment specialist Shop based in Dingle for showing such generosity in providing us with some nice prizes. Some cool Vaude Backpacks and also a selection of nifty products from the “Light My Fire” Range. Check out their website for some more great products and brands.
Neil Powell author of “Search Dogs and Me” who has very kindly given us a signed copy of his book.
This book tells the remarkable story of one man’s adventures with his life-saving dogs. For the past forty years, Neil Powell has worked with dogs, in mountain search and rescue, drowned victim recovery, collapsed structure searching, and optical disc and drug detection. Neil and his dogs have participated in countless searches – often in life-threatening situations – and saved many lives in Ireland, the United Kingdom and throughout the world. But these are not just heroic working dogs, they are much-loved family pets, and they form the heart of the story. Heartwarming, inspiring and beautifully told.
And a big thanks also to Ricky Bell who has offered us some signed copies of “UnderDeveloped”
A humble film shot over one year, by a bunch of climbers from belfast. A film that shows the passion for climbing in Ireland. Features climbing in places like fair head, the Burren, The Mourne Mountains and Glendalough. The DVD received two special mentions at the Kendal mountain Festival (Climbing & Special Jury Award Category).
Special thanks also to Climbing.ie and The Cork News and to everyone else who has helped in promoting these events.
“THE PROCESS” An exciting evening of First Ascents and Vertical Adventures with Irelands top rock climber “Ricky Bell”!!!
DATE: Friday, 13th April
TIME: 19:30 – 22:00
LOCATION: Boole Theatre, U.C.C Campus, Cork
TICKETS: €8 ( on door )
Hosted by KerryClimbing with assistance of UCC Mountaineering Club