Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks and other previously unclimbed giants, and explored hitherto unknown valleys. Paddy O’Leary recounts the history of hillwalking and mountaineering in Ireland: from the early activists – some were involved in gunrunning, others died at Gallipoli – until the turn of the millennium, when mountaineering in Ireland was no longer the preserve of the middle class. This history recounts the adventures, dangers, successes and failures which make this multifaceted activity such a fascinating one, and mirrors the spirit of all who love these places. * Also available: The Longest Road by Sean Rothery
Paddy O’Leary recounts the history of hillwalking and mountaineering in Ireland: from the early activists – some were involved in gunrunning, others died at Gallipoli – until the turn of the millennium, when mountaineering in Ireland ...
Author: Paddy O'Leary
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
Why We Climb is a celebration, in word and image, of those aspects of the climbing life that are most universal, meaningful, and long lasting— the strong connection to partners and nature; the physical and mental mastery required (and how to achieve it); the rewards of exploring oneself and the world through climbing. Through interviews with some of North America’s most notable climbers the book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing— asking what compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world? What are the sacrifices and what are the rewards? And most importantly, can the lessons learned on cliff faces, frozen waterfalls, and alpine peaks— lessons of respect, discipline, commitment, humility and simplicity—be brought home and used to benefit society as a whole?
As free-climbing pioneer John Long observed, “The way you climb is the way you
will live your life.” If you approach climbing as recreation, competition, and
exercise, then that is what it will be. But for those who choose to enter the temple
Author: Chris Noble
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
The main purpose of my writing is to spread a movement. A movement of positivity and motivation, a movement that will have people chasing after there goals and facing their fears. You see I believe we all play a part in this world, we all play a part in making this world a better place we just have to realize that we all have a purpose here. But in order to make this world a better place, in order to break down the barriers that life throws at us, we must be willing to constantly grow our mindset everyday and be willing to climb the mountains that life throws.
She has done so much for my brothers and me, and I know for a fact there is no
way I can repay her for it. My mom is the one who showed my brothers and me
that, yes, we have been through struggles and, yes, we have had our rainy days.
Author: Anthony M. Baisden
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Don & Bonnie Peterson were both born with cerebral palsy; at a time when little was known about this condition. Don spent the first 14 years of his life in and out of hospitals undergoing surgeries the medical profession thought "might" correct his deformities. Bonnie progressed through the public school system with her own set of challenges since public education for the disabled was not a common occurrence during the 50s and 60s. Don and Bonnie both went on to college. A mutual friend insisted they meet each other and two years later they were married. Don worked as a tax examiner for I.R.S. for 30 years and Bonnie started a secretarial service to help with the family income. They raised two fine boys and now enjoy the blessings of 9 grandchildren. Even though cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition, Don's physical condition deteriorate over the last 15-20 years of his life till by the time he passed away (December 2011) he was unable to do anything for himself; he was fed through a feeding tube, was on oxygen 24 hours a day and had a tracheotomy for suctioning. Bonnie did most all of Don's care up until about a year before his death when the 24/7 schedule became more than any one person could do. But together they climbed and conquered every mountain.
Okay, I thought. I didn't know that was the plan. But what a wonderful opportunity
it was. Bishop Olsen and I talked and talked. ... My disability was personal—the
way I choose to live my life (not because of but in spite of my disability); the way I
Author: Bonnie Peterson
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Amanda Gorman's powerful and historic poem 'The Hill We Climb,' read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition. 'Stunning' CNN 'Dynamic' NPR 'Deeply rousing and uplifting' Vogue On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem "The Hill We Climb" can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates our promise and affirms the power of poetry. 'If the hardest part of an artist's job is to fully and honestly meet the moment, Amanda delivered a master class [at the inauguration]. She spoke truth to power and embodied clear-eyed hope to a weary nation. She revealed us to ourselves' Lin-Manuel Miranda, TIME
Where grace and peace in human form take the measure, seeing where we've
been and where we must go, lighting the way with her words. She was exactly
what we'd been waiting for, this “skinny Black girl, descended from slaves,”
Author: Amanda Gorman
Publisher: Random House
In fact , previous experiences on the adjacent hills had led us to consider
ourselves experts at all kinds of path - losing . We climbed the slippery pasture ,
found what we thought to be the path , entered the woods , and in five minutes
"Where are you?" said she, coming through the trees, shading the light with her
hand. " Here!" said I, stepping forward. " Come on, then. I hear a wagon rattling
up the road." We climbed the orchard fence, and hurried on across a wide stumpy
After he had clambered up two or three rounds of the ladder, the sailor jumped
heavily on to the top of a travelling carriage, whose wheels, by the way, were
already on fire; I jumped after him; I heard the old woman jump after me; then
from the ...
I have not the pleasure of knowing any of you ; but my friends here ( pointing to
the audience ) and I have been listening to your conversation , and I wish to
observe ... We are seeking to rescue The fallen each day ; Make room for our
army , Stand out of the way ! ... HIGHER , higher will we climb The Band of Hope
Category: Bands of hope
red foam as it boiled and churned beneath me , wetting my face now and then
with a flying flake of froth ; and , as I looked ... jumped on to the top of a second ,
then on to the top of a third , I keeping always behind him , and finally in this way
Author: William Dean Howells
Category: Adventure and adventurers
I climbed up a hole to the left of the room to the hight of 35 feet but found nothing
except a little water formation and a good deal of hard climbing . When I got back
to where I left J. M. Moore , he was not there , but I heard him calling to me to ...
The style of the climbing is something like that met with in crossing the face of the
Weisshorn ; only the rocks are steeper ... On these we found no serious
difficultythough they require a little care as they slope the wrong way — till within
We had to clamber down a very steep gully , or chimnney , that ended below in
space , and then swing under a projecting rock , gaining some sort of footing at
the bottom of another similar parallel gully , up which we climbed on to the arête ...
On Sunday Dr . and Mr . Coleman and I climbed to the top of a mountain to the
north of our camp , and reached a height of over 9 , 000 feet . The walking was
good , the broken rock affording very good footing , so that in two hours we
Author: University of Toronto. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Engineering Society
IA After getting the two trucks loaded and verifying the police guard for the plane
over night , we climbed aboard the vehicles and headed for town . On the way we
stopped at the boarding house and the woman said she could take the two men ...
Author: Howard A. Craig
Passing along the walker can climb it in an hour and a lake we can find our way
from this half . But if we want a more gradual wild upland valley to Llyn Ogwen .
The ascent , or if we are only bound for walk is well worth taking , even by those ...
Author: John Askew Roberts
I had climbed a tree for a I was very busy during the collecting sea - Wood
Thrush's nest , when I spied a rather son last spring ... On the way we found a
Crows nest , for it was followed by two half grown nest in a cherry tree . flying
squirrels that ...
We have ascended higher and higher , and yet the mysterious staircase still
pierces the clouds , and we cannot see a step of the way . We have found our
Jacob ' s ladder hitherto to be firm as the everlasting hills : and so we climb on ,
and we ...
Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Category: Sermons, English
After accepting the ice-axes which were lowered to me, I scrambled along
another narrow ledge. We were soon ... The mountain, the way we climbed it,
was altogether different, and both guides had to find out every bit of the way. It
gave us all ...
While Robertson and kinson looked round for a place in the rocks, all and I
climbed down some little distance to nd find a more suitable place, but without ss.
We joined our efforts to pile stones round sk in the rocks and make the place as ...
Author: Samuel Turner
Publisher: London : T.F. Unwin