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Illustrations Created by Chris Whelan

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Posted 1 month ago with 597 notes

Kilimanjaro Conquered!

Well all,

apologies for my delay in posting. I’ve been back in Ireland a week now and just waiting on some photographs, some of them are being developed the old fashioned way as I’d brought only disposables with me. Thanks for your patience, ye will be rewarded for it and thanks to those who’ve been checking in over the last couple of weeks.

Well first things first. Yes we climbed Kilimanjaro…

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Posted 2 months ago
#Adventure.  #Africa  #Climbing  #cold  #Experience  #exploration  #Kilimanjaro  #Life  #memory  #mountains  #Summer  #travel  

The Sand Sea

It just stretched on and on.

Straight ahead, behind him, to his left and his right, far as the eye could see. Soft undulating dunes, rising and falling like waves on an ocean. And just like that, under the soft wind, flotsam and jetsam drifted with it. Sand grains blowing constantly, so much that he’d wrapped his shamag tighter around his face, eyes squinting as the occasional fleck got in.

He…

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Posted 2 months ago
#Adventure  #Desert  #Fantasy  #Heat  #Horror  #Ice  #Magic  #Medieval  #Memory  #Ocean  #Pirates  #Revenge  #Saga  #Sand  #Snow  #Survival  #Vengeance  #War  

The Long Walk

Outside the sound had never really stopped. It had just come and gone in waves, rising and falling, screaming and shouting, building to a crescendo before dropping down to a low murmuring until to build back up again. Inside, the man waited. It was close but the walls deafened the sound somewhat, dulling the sharpness of it. You could almost forget where you were.

Now the sound came through…

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Posted 2 months ago with 1 note
#Courage  #Death  #Decline  #Execution  #Fall  #Fiction  #Loss  #Sci-Fi  #Science Fiction  #Vengeance  #War  

Planetfall

Planetfall.

It’s always the same. No matter the detail of your briefing, whether it be a full geo-analysis and dossier compiled from a dozen sources or a cursory handwritten OpOrd missing even the planet’s name. There’s always the curiosity. Even if you’ve checked it minutely, you’re still at the same level of ignorance as any private soldier in the fleet. You have no idea what to expect.

Each…

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Posted 2 months ago with 2 notes
#Death  #Empire  #Fiction  #Future  #Futuristic  #Invasion  #Mercenaries  #Sci-Fi  #Science Fiction  #Speculative Fiction  #War  

Kick off for Kilimanjaro.

Kick off for Kilimanjaro.

Well all,

the time has come, the moment I’ve been waiting for, for quite some time. I’m getting ready to go eat prior to heading to Dublin airport for the first leg of my journey towards Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the highest peak in Africa and my first (ideally!) of the Seven Summits.

Sadly Elbrus won’t be happening. Not this year sadly. Well just for me. My visa was rejected by…

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Posted 3 months ago
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Causing Carnage and Chaos in a Covert Canyon

Carnage in a Canyon

Well there hasn’t been too many noteworthy events as I turn into my last week in Switzerland. Had my ups and downs over the last couple of weeks (mostly visa related!) but overall it has been a blast. Enjoyed myself here and sorry to be leaving a couple of weeks before the end of season, the usual mayhem will be unleashed but while that’s happening, I should be summitting Kilimanjaro and trying…

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Posted 3 months ago
#Abseiling  #Adventure.  #Alps  #Beginning  #Blogging  #Canyoning  #cold  #exploration  #Freedom  #Learning  #Life  #memory  #mountains  #Nature.  #Summer  #Switzerland  

Force 9 From Torgon

So another week has rolled by in Torgon (forgive the slack timekeeping, I am working a full time job here!) so I felt that my blog had deserved another little post to chronicle some of what I’ve been up to. Another school left, I got some drinking done and I climbed the 5,846th highest peak in Switzerland.

So I actually managed to win employee of the week! Or as they call it here, “Good Egg”! A…

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Posted 4 months ago
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Weekend in Chamonix

Well first week of work has flown by and it turned out that we had a two day window, being given the whole weekend off. A very rare occurrence here as once the season kicks into full flow, we’re all working different shifts and will be lucky to get off the mountain (Torgon while beautiful, can also drag). So most of us on the activity team decided we were Chamonix bound and mildly hungover (and…

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Posted 4 months ago
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Summer do be here.

Well so far, so good! Arrived in Switzerland and settled in after the obligatory drink or two of welcome.

I’m back working at the summer camp I worked at last year and it’s good to see some old faces back to reminisce with. Weather has been pretty miserable so far but as I write the clouds have cleared and I’m able to look across a valley with the clouds just below the peaks featuring…

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Posted 4 months ago
#Adventure.  #Alps  #Climbing  #Freedom  #Ireland  #Life  #Summer  #Switzerland  #travel  #Work