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# climbing - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Covid-19: 881 more deaths in the UK as death toll approaches 8,000
# Climbing
# Climbing

Covid-19: 881 more deaths in the UK as death toll approaches 8,000

Updated Apr 9th 2020, 6:01 PM 39,412 Views 27 Comments

The 881 new deaths is fewer than the rise of 938 that was reported yesterday.

# climbing - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Tributes paid to Irish climber who died descending Europe's tallest peak
# Mount Elbrus
# Mount Elbrus

Tributes paid to Irish climber who died descending Europe's tallest peak

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:01 PM 23,479 Views 2 Comments

Alan Mahon (40) from Monasterevin was a member of a party of ten climbers who were climbing Mount Elbrus.

# climbing - Monday 22 April, 2019

Three world-renowned mountaineers die during avalanche in ascent of Canadian peak
# Howse Pass
# Howse Pass

Three world-renowned mountaineers die during avalanche in ascent of Canadian peak

Apr 22nd 2019, 9:47 AM 22,967 Views 3 Comments

They were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Pass, an isolated and highly difficult route.

# climbing - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Breakdancing proposed as new sport for 2024 Olympics
# Plan
From The42
# Plan

Breakdancing proposed as new sport for 2024 Olympics

Feb 21st 2019, 10:35 AM 3,234 Views 14 Comments

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must now consider the proposal and come to a decision by December 2020.

# climbing - Sunday 8 April, 2018

A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest
# Xia Boyu
# Xia Boyu

A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest

Apr 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,654 Views 20 Comments

A ban on blind and double amputee climbers has been overturned.

# climbing - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Ireland up to 31st in latest Fifa world rankings
# Climbing
From The42
# Climbing

Ireland up to 31st in latest Fifa world rankings

Feb 15th 2018, 9:24 AM 6,199 Views 9 Comments

A dramatic fall for Egypt has benefited Martin O’Neill’s men.

# climbing - Friday 29 December, 2017

Three people rescued off Carrauntoohil in wintry conditions
# Kerry
# Kerry

Three people rescued off Carrauntoohil in wintry conditions

Dec 29th 2017, 10:14 AM 17,851 Views 56 Comments

It’s the fourth callout for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team since Christmas.

# climbing - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Prepping for Everest from your bed: The controversial way to summit in 35 days
# Peaking
# Peaking

Prepping for Everest from your bed: The controversial way to summit in 35 days

May 13th 2017, 5:00 PM 16,771 Views 12 Comments

The use of a hypoxic tent is becoming popular, but some climbers aren’t

# climbing - Monday 23 May, 2016

Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days
# Himalayan Tragedy
# Himalayan Tragedy

Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days

May 23rd 2016, 12:12 PM 18,969 Views 19 Comments

The latest fatality is an Indian climber.

# climbing - Monday 2 May, 2016

Bodies of two men found 16 years after avalanche in the Himalayas
# Sishapangma
# Sishapangma

Bodies of two men found 16 years after avalanche in the Himalayas

May 2nd 2016, 2:12 PM 35,435 Views 19 Comments

Alex Lowe was regarded as the greatest climber of his generation when he died in 1999, alongside cinematographer David Bridges.

# climbing - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Ireland's Ice Queen Eimir McSwiggan on scaling brave new heights
# Frozen
From The42
# Frozen

Ireland's Ice Queen Eimir McSwiggan on scaling brave new heights

Feb 20th 2016, 12:24 PM 5,126 Views 1 Comment

Eimir McSwiggan was a qualified architect but now she’s making her name on the ice climbing world cup circuit.

# climbing - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Boy who broke his ankle and elbow while rock climbing awarded €41,000
# Awesome Walls
# Awesome Walls

Boy who broke his ankle and elbow while rock climbing awarded €41,000

Oct 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 28,826 Views 74 Comments

The court heard the boy had felt stiffness and discomfort in his left foot and ankle for some time after the accident.

# climbing - Sunday 26 July, 2015

PHOTOS: Two friends climbed the world's scariest landmarks and put it all on Instagram

PHOTOS: Two friends climbed the world's scariest landmarks and put it all on Instagram

Jul 26th 2015, 5:30 PM 27,032 Views 22 Comments

GULP.

# climbing - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Tourists who stripped naked on a Malaysian mountain blamed for earthquake and now facing jail
# Peak-a-boo
# Peak-a-boo

Tourists who stripped naked on a Malaysian mountain blamed for earthquake and now facing jail

Jun 11th 2015, 9:26 AM 24,643 Views 64 Comments

Four have been arrested with police officers saying they “will catch” six more.

# climbing - Friday 5 June, 2015

137 stranded on mountain top after earthquake
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

137 stranded on mountain top after earthquake

Jun 5th 2015, 2:04 PM 14,892 Views 13 Comments

There are reports of one death on the mountain.

# climbing - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

These speed climbers could have dominated Gladiators back in the day
# AWOOGA!
From The42
# AWOOGA!

These speed climbers could have dominated Gladiators back in the day

Mar 4th 2015, 12:42 PM 4,133 Views 3 Comments

Three, two…. oh, they’re at the top.

# climbing - Monday 2 March, 2015

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank
# SOS
# SOS

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:34 AM 17,302 Views 37 Comments

The walkers became disorientated during their descent.

# climbing - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Here are 4 'Mad March' fitness ideas you should try for the coming month
# Spring In Your Step
From The42
# Spring In Your Step

Here are 4 'Mad March' fitness ideas you should try for the coming month

Feb 26th 2015, 7:15 AM 5,745 Views 3 Comments

Spring is in the air so it’s time to shake off the last of the winter cobwebs.

# climbing - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Climbers stuck on ledge sparks dramatic rescue on Carrauntoohil
# Abseil
# Abseil

Climbers stuck on ledge sparks dramatic rescue on Carrauntoohil

Jan 25th 2015, 4:00 PM 15,880 Views 5 Comments

A mountain rescue team had to be airlifted to the summit to reach the climbers.

# climbing - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Want to know what it's like to climb Donegal's snowy mountains? Step this way...
# Muckish
# Muckish

Want to know what it's like to climb Donegal's snowy mountains? Step this way...

Jan 24th 2015, 7:30 PM 16,689 Views 9 Comments

A group of climbers recorded their ascent last week.

# climbing - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Yosemite duo complete world's most difficult climb... free-climbing (yikes)
# JUST DON'T LOOK DOWN
# JUST DON'T LOOK DOWN

Yosemite duo complete world's most difficult climb... free-climbing (yikes)

Jan 15th 2015, 8:35 AM 9,347 Views 17 Comments

A crowd of friends and well-wishers were waiting for them.

# climbing - Friday 26 December, 2014

How many of these Irish mountains can you climb over Christmas?
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

How many of these Irish mountains can you climb over Christmas?

Dec 26th 2014, 10:44 PM 5,815 Views 3 Comments

See you at the summit of Lugnaquilla?

# climbing - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Resurrection: The five-metre cross on Carrauntoohil has been put back up
# Praise The Lord
# Praise The Lord

Resurrection: The five-metre cross on Carrauntoohil has been put back up

Nov 29th 2014, 8:48 PM 32,319 Views 187 Comments

The cross at the summit has been in place since 1976.

# climbing - Monday 8 September, 2014

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta
# Climbing
From The42
# Climbing

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta

Sep 8th 2014, 6:19 PM 3,976 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.

# climbing - 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 11,681 Views 15 Comments

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

# climbing - Monday 25 August, 2014

Man who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge "for fun" has been charged
# Skyline
# Skyline

Man who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge "for fun" has been charged

Aug 25th 2014, 9:26 PM 15,233 Views 10 Comments

Yaroslav Kolchin took some pictures from the top before coming down.

# climbing - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains
# Twelve Bens
# Twelve Bens

Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains

Jul 27th 2014, 2:46 PM 20,680 Views 4 Comments

The man’s body was discovered yesterday evening.

# climbing - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend

Jun 8th 2014, 2:33 PM 15,591 Views 19 Comments

The event was in support of homelessness charity Focus Ireland.

# climbing - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Sherpas fear for their livelihoods as Everest 'shuts down'
# Death Zone
# Death Zone

Sherpas fear for their livelihoods as Everest 'shuts down'

Apr 29th 2014, 8:15 PM 23,081 Views 13 Comments

The deadly avalanche of 18 April led to labour dispute and a closure of the mountain route.

# climbing - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Extract: '8,848 metres and I’m sitting on the summit of the world’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: '8,848 metres and I’m sitting on the summit of the world’

May 26th 2013, 8:15 AM 252 Views 4 Comments

Twenty years ago this week, Dawson Stelfox became the first Irish person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This extract from Everest Calling: The Irish Journey, chronicles the last leg of this challenging expedition.

# climbing - Monday 29 April, 2013

'Terrifying' brawl between climbers on Everest
# Fight At A Height
# Fight At A Height

'Terrifying' brawl between climbers on Everest

Apr 29th 2013, 12:23 PM 24,888 Views 41 Comments

Sherpas had advised Europeans not to climb a new “undisclosed” route, but eyewitness says climbers ignored request.

# climbing - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Here's what it looks like to fall 100ft down a mountainside
# Terrifying
From The Daily Edge
# Terrifying

Here's what it looks like to fall 100ft down a mountainside

Mar 12th 2013, 10:57 AM 9,428 Views 23 Comments

In the first person.

# climbing - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Ian McKeever: Taoiseach's message of condolence recalls 'passionate' adventurer
# Tributes
# Tributes

Ian McKeever: Taoiseach's message of condolence recalls 'passionate' adventurer

Jan 3rd 2013, 1:23 PM 7,019 Views 10 Comments

Enda Kenny said McKeever was a passionate adventurer who was “driven in his belief that everybody can achieve their potential”.

# climbing - Monday 21 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 21st 2012, 7:59 PM 4,211 Views 6 Comments

Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…

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 3,438 Views 1 Comment

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

# climbing - Monday 9 April, 2012

On the up: Masters champion Watson climbs to Number 4 in world rankings
# Kingpin
From The42
# Kingpin

On the up: Masters champion Watson climbs to Number 4 in world rankings

Apr 9th 2012, 11:48 AM 609 Views 1 Comment

The golfer from Bagdad … Florida has broken into the Top 10 for the first time while our Rory remains second.

# climbing - Monday 5 December, 2011

Tiger jumps to 21st in rankings - as Rory McIlroy remains in second
# Climbing
From The42
# Climbing

Tiger jumps to 21st in rankings - as Rory McIlroy remains in second

Dec 5th 2011, 10:23 AM 233 Views 0 Comments

McIlroy can catch Donald in the European Tour money list race by winning in Dubai this week – and hoping the Englishman finishes outside the top nine.

# climbing - Friday 25 November, 2011

Man dies after fall on Croagh Patrick
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Man dies after fall on Croagh Patrick

Nov 25th 2011, 4:33 PM 4,315 Views 3 Comments

The body of the man in his 60s was discovered by climbers on the Mayo mountain this afternoon.

# climbing - Thursday 22 September, 2011

YouTube Top 10: because trikes are that extreme
# Virals
From The42
# Virals

YouTube Top 10: because trikes are that extreme

Sep 22nd 2011, 2:03 PM 565 Views 0 Comments

Also in this week’s countdown: booty-shaking LPGA golfers, Ben Foden’s cringe-proof rapping and Roberto Soldado out-Fernandoing a certain Chelsea striker.

# climbing - 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 604 Views 0 Comments

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

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