Escape from the Castle: The Art O’Neill Challenge

First, a little history: On the 6th of January, 1592, Art O’Neill, his brother, Henry, and Red Hugh O’Donnell made a break for it! In doing so they became the only three people in history to successfully escape from Dublin Castle. Their goal was to reach the stronghold of Fiach McHugh O’Byrne, in Glenmalur, over 55km…

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…

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…