Adventure Essentials: Footwear

I’ve mentioned in a previous post how work is like an adventure school, and honestly I’ve been learning a lot since I started. Things that a) I didn’t know; or b) I did, but I didn’t realise a lot of other people didn’t. So I’ve decided to write up some of the basics here as…

Perks of the Job

As I said on Facebook, I used to think getting to sit beside the window in the office was a perk, but then about an hour before work finished on Wednesday May 18th I was asked if I wanted a free ticket to the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Of course I did! There were six…

It’s basically an adventure school…

If you read this post, you’ll already know that “Mlima mrefu sana” is the official motto of Oakleaf Adventure; because it hearkens  back to the Kilimanjaro trip where it all began. But ever since I started the blog the idea of “making the most of days not spent behind desks” has become almost a mission statement.…

Earth’s Edge: Aconcagua

I’d noticed that Great Outdoors tend to host talks after closing in their Chatham St. store. Unfortunately I’d also noticed that, the ones I’d seen at least, tended to be on Tuesday nights at seven; when yours truly is in college. So when I saw on their facebook page that there was going to be a talk on a…

Gravity Falls

This post is a bit of a throwback to when I first went climbing at Gravity Climbing Centre in Inchicore. I’ve spent many a Saturday there since, climbing until I can barely hold on to the wall any more… My alarm was set for ten but I woke at six; unsure if it was excitement,…

The Oakleaf Adventure Insignia

I grew up with the Army. I was christened in the garrison church of the now closed Mullingar barracks, and I first learned to cycle a bike by pedaling around Pearse Square in the Curragh Camp. It’s always been there, my dad was in the army and I joined the Army Reserve (then FCÁ) when I…