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Paul Devaney in Antarctica in 2014

From the flatlands of Longford to the highest mountain on earth, London-based Paul Devaney wrestled his fears to climb Mount Everest, but then the Ea(...)

Away Travel’s Carry-On, €225

Away Travel Carry-On There’s a simplicity to Away Travel’s luggage, yet the details have been well considered. They’ve got a lightweight, but tough o(...)

Rory McHugh at the poker table in 2006

What makes a former UCD graduate, turned banker, turned poker player and turned banker again, decide to spend the best part of €40,000 and three month(...)

Tourists take part in a paragliding session overlooking Pokhara in Nepal. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

One of the bright spots going forward is that tourism still has a lot of potential in Nepal – 800,000 visitors is not a lot when one considers what Ne(...)

 Dozens of tents lie in disarray  after an avalanche plowed through Mount Everest base camp, killing at least 18 people following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Photograph: Azim Afif/EPA

When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red - drenched with blood from gashes he endured after an avalanche tossed him acros(...)

Many expeditions abandoned base camp this week after an April 18th avalanche killed 16 guides who were cracking ice and fixing ropes on the upper reaches of the Khumbu Icefall. Photograph: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters

Fresh ice avalanches struck on a perilous route where 16 Everest sherpas were killed last week, hiking officials said today, making it almost c(...)

The mother of Kaji Sherpa, one of 13 Nepali mountaineering guides who lost his life in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries as she waits for the body of her son to arrive at Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide today after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll(...)

Dawson Stelfox (left) and   Frank Nugent at advance base camp after his successful ascent. Photograph: Brian Hayestaken

“I wandered up the last few yards to the top, the snow untracked and pristine on all sides, absorbing the beauty of the (...)

'The successful Irish expedition to Everest summit of 1993 took place when a paradigm shift in mountaineering was occurring.' Photograph: iStockphoto

Twenty years ago today, a group of Irish climbers pitched their tents in one of the harshest places on earth. Located high on the Tibetan Plate(...)