Summit Fever.

I've been going to the mountains for over 40 years.  As a child, I was lucky that my parents took us to Kerry and my father loved to walk the hills. I used to cry to be allowed go with him and as soon as I got the chance, I took to the hills myself. I was lucky again with the fact that we had a great youth club where I grew up, Portmarnock Adventure Club, run by the legendary Pat Monaghan, a local teacher who took us hostelling in the hills.  I've been blessed to have always lived with hills in easy reach and I've spent a lot of time in the Mournes, Donegal and Wicklow in particular.  I'm grateful that as my experience expanded, I was lucky enough to meet the right people and those partnerships took me to Scotland in the winter, the Alps of Austria, France and Italy in the summer and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco . I was lucky again with meeting Edel and our shared love of the hills and ambitions to climb them has taken us to those same places and also to the Sierra Nevada in Spain and the Caucuses of Georgia and Russia, where we climbed Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. The enjoyment and successes we've had so far have fueled our intentions and we're not finished yet, we'll be in the alps again soon and a few months after that, Edel will be heading to the Himalaya, while I'll be in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Next summer we'll head to the French Alps, then Kilimanjaro and after that, Denali and Aconcagua.  If you think you can see a pattern emerging, keep following us and see if you're right (the buttons for our social media are below, just to make it easy for you to find us!)