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Bishop Raymond Field in 2011 at  the Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bishop Raymond Field, one of Dublin’s two Catholic Auxiliary bishops, who was part of a mission to climb the Himalayas 25 years ago, has retired after(...)

Noel Hanna at the summit of K2 earlier this month. Photograph: Facebook

Co Down climber Noel Hanna (51) who is one of the first Irishmen to survive an ascent of K2 says he would do it all again. Hanna has a habit of that,(...)

K2 summiteer Jason Black from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, with a plaque he took to the K2 base camp in memory of the first Irishman on the K2 summit: Ger McDonnell of Kilcornan, Co Limerick.

When Jason Black became only the second Irish man to survive an ascent of K2, the world’s second highest mountain, he had already witnessed one collea(...)

Hilltown Lodge

There aren’t many homes in Ireland as close to the excitement and sporting possibilities of a racecourse as Hilltown Lodge. On private grounds on the (...)

Belfast architect Dawson Stelfox (left), who reached the 8,848m summit of Mount Everest on May 27th, 1993, is pictured with his deputy leader on the climb ,Frank Nugent (right). File photograph: Brian Hayes

The 25th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Irish climbers is due to be marked with events in the Dublin and Mourne mounta(...)

The Biking Blitz series offers mountain bike races for all levels.

JANUARY Park Run Countrywide, every Saturday, free There are currently 7,821 Park Run events taking place every Saturday in more than 70 locations ar(...)

A 26-year-old tax trainee has reportedly become the youngest Irish person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Photograph: Mortell - Everest Record Expedition 2016

A 26-year-old tax trainee has reportedly become the youngest Irish person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Rob Mortell, from Limerick, reached (...)

Brothers Pasang Tensing Sherpa and Mingma Tsiri Sherpa at the Cliffs of Moher. Photograph: Cian O’Brolchain

Multiply Croagh Patrick by 11 and a bit, and that’s the sort of environment that Mingma Tsiri Sherpa and six of his siblings spend their working days (...)

Paddy O’Leary: ‘I don’t know what motivates people to go up Everest now; climbing over dead bodies, and passing by people who are dying.’ Above, O’Leary in Connemara, with the Twelve Bens in the background. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When you’re out among hills and mountains, you get a different view every time you turn a corner. So it’s appropriate that a newly published history o(...)

Colm Ennis and Peter Britton

Tributes have been paid to the two Irish mountaineers who died on a peak in the Mont Blanc massif range at the weekend.The men, Peter Britton (55) fr(...)

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