Rory Mchugh

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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(...)

Rory McHugh (second from  right) pictured  at base camp with fellow Irish climbers (from left) Cian O’Brolchain, Terry Kelleher and John Burke

Irish mountaineer and Irish Times columnist Rory McHugh completed his summit of Mount Everest overnight at the second time of asking. Thwarted on the(...)

A view of Camp II at night.

It was Friday 5th May and we were sitting in our mess tent having arrived back from a bit of “civilisation” at Gorak Shep. Tim Mosedale came in and to(...)

Ireland on Everest: At base camp with Khumbu icefall in the background are, left to right: Cian O’Brolchain, Terry Kelleher, Rory McHugh, John Burke

It’s been an eventful week, and as I sit here in Gorak Shep, with ample internet and a bed for the night as my luxury, we are entering the final stage(...)

Rory McHugh with three of the icefall doctors: these highly skilled mountaineers are among the coolest individuals we’ve met in Nepal

I’m lying in my tent, sometimes snoozing, other times writing. It’s pleasant right now, with the afternoon sun beating down. The occasional sound of r(...)

Rory McHugh gets a sight of Mount Everest

We’re sitting on the veranda of the Ama Dablam Lodge in Kyanjuma in the Khumbu valley, at 3,591 metres. The evening is closing in and the clouds have (...)