IF you happen to be contemplating a global circumnavigation by yacht, there are not many better places to consider the fascinating journey than Foynes Island, Co Limerick.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
Simon Fisher Turner has put music to the 1924 film of a doomed attempt to climb Everest , writes Richard Fitzpatrick.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
The recent tragedy on Mount Everest has sparked an avalanche of bitter accusations among local Sherpas, Western climbers and others with stakes in the world’s highest mountain, writes John Hearne.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
A science student will launch a record-breaking attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean next year.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2013
Fri, 27 Dec, 2013
This week's new releases
Sat, 12 Oct, 2013
ARNOLD Schwarzenegger does everything big: muscles, movies, extramarital affairs.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012
If he had gotten down to Camp Four that day and had heard the Koreans were in trouble, chances are he would have gone back up to try to help them. He was just that kind of person.
Mon, 16 Apr, 2012
It’s always been one of my favourite anecdotes, but given an apparent lack of relevance to groin strains and lengthy suspensions, I’d never expected to be able to air it in this corner of the paper.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Why We Run: A Story of Obsession. Robin HarvieJohn Murray; £12.99
Sat, 25 Jun, 2011
CONTROVERSIAL author Jeffrey Archer delivered the keynote address at the Thomas Crosbie Holdings annual business dinner in the company’s South Mall headquarters last night.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2009
An expedition on Mount Everest retracing the 1924 climb by George Mallory and Andrew Irvine returned from the mountain today unable to say whether the two men were the first to scale the world's highest peak.
Wed, 20 Jun, 2007
A CLIMBER on the Irish Mount Everest expedition is recovering in hospital after a near-death experience.
Tue, 06 May, 2003
An expedition to discover whether George Mallory and Andrew Irvine conquered Mount Everest before their deaths has found a sock and mitten thought to belong to the men, it emerged today.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2001
British officials are trying to clear up a VAT problem that has stalled the return of artifacts recovered near the body of English climber George Mallory, who died on Mount Everest more than 75 years ago.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2001
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