Monday, November 29, 2010

Anniversary Walk 05 Dec

First event in 30th Anniv. programme.
Turn up and make it a major event.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Severe travelling conditions

Hazardous driving conditions expected on Sun 28th.
Unless cars are equipped with chains it may be very difficult to reach the Nire Valley in Comeraghs.
Contact Dieter at 086 3137375 for last minute change of plans.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Annapurna Circuit


 Some pics from JJ O'Flynn & Co from their Annapurna trip.


07.00 Hrs at Thorung La






We'll have a link to more in near future- JJ get cracking!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

France Outdoors

In Bollards on Tue night, Vincent Lamy, MD of 'France Outdoors',  gave an interesting & detailed account of the 'holidays beyond the postcard' which his company provides in both winter and summer. Based in the SE corner of France trips can be arranged for walkers, hikers, climbers, on snow-shoes or skis.
Check out www.franceoutdoors.com for info.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vincent Lamy

Vincent Lamy who organises trips to French Alps, Pyrenees,Provence,Corsica etc will be in
Bollard's at 8.00 next Tuesday 9th
to talk about the service he provides. All welcome.
For info see:
http://www.franceoutdoors.com/about.html

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Annapurna News.

We are here in Manang the gateway to Annapurna.  Our height is 3540 mts.  Today we did an acclimatisation exercise and climbed to 3800 mts.  The trek so far is enjoyable an everyone is in good form and settling into the pace.  Kay you wouldave loved the bridges especially the first one.  We crossed a rickety bridge, not too stable with the glacier river torrenting underneath.  The landscape up to Manang is fertile, passing rice paddi fields, corn, everything green and luscious and surrounded by snowcapped mountains.  Scenery is something else.  Tomorrow we start on our trek over the Thorung la Pass.  Evenings get very cold.  Sunday we had snow and I wasn't prepared for so went walking in the snow with my fleepersoce wrapped round my legs and whatever else was left in my bag on my person.  Next day we were prepared and walked in a fairy christmas wonderland - fantastic.  I hope all is well with you .  I hope Diarmo is alright.  Will try and email you again.  Not great here = mouse keeps hopping.  Good luck.  Marguerita.