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The Dolomites 2011

In September 2011 Mick Sandover, Mike and Tim Long spent eleven days climbing "via ferrata" in the Dolomite mountains in northern Italy. The term "via ferrata" means "iron way" so called because the routes are cabled and climbing them involves clipping a special climbing kit onto the cable. The climbs range from very easy to extremely strenuous. Although you are clipped onto a cable the sense of exposure on the difficult climbs is exhilarating.

The area has spectacular scenery and excellent weather (barring the one snowy day - bottom left pic).

The area is easy to reach from Venice Airport. We stayed in a small town called Arabba, some 30Km west of Cortina.


Sean Eviston

We were all greatly saddened to learn of the sudden death of Sean Eviston. Sean was a very active climber in the 1990's and was a member of KMC and Kerry Mountain Rescue Team for a number of years.

In more recent times he did a huge amount of charity and environmental work, and will be well remembered for his unstinting dedication to the Irish Seal Sanctuary.

He will be sadly missed by all who had the privelige of knowing him, and we would like to pass on our condolences to his family at this trying time.


The recent trip to Ecuador was a great success! A total of 14 people summited on Cotopaxi (5897m) whilst 4 also summited on Chimborazo (6310m).

Both Killarney MC and Tralee MC were represented in the group of 22, and many thanks are due to Tim Long for all his efforts in researching and organising the trip. Further photos and reports will follow soon....

Search for Missing Walker

Kerry Mountain Rescue Team have passed on their thanks to all who assisted in the recent search for the missing Swedish walker. Unfortunately the man has still not been found, but the formal phase of the search has now been called off.

For more information about Kerry MRT please visit www.kerrymountainrescue.ie

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