Tag: Nathan Kingerlee

Real Mountain Skills

Using lessons learned from his experience of the mountains, Nathan Kingerlee of Outdoors Ireland shares some very useful tips and tricks to make life easier while out in this environment. While guiding some girls last weekend on Carrauntoohil, questions came up around tips and tricks to make life easier while in the mountains, especially big cold mountains like Kilimanjaro. When I think back to some of the hard lessons I’ve learnt and tricks I use, here’s some of them: If you’ve a choice between getting a backpack that’s a little too big, or a little too small, get one that’s a little too small. That way you’ll pack only what you really need and you’ll pack in a well organised fashion. No backpack is properly waterproof and backpack covers don’t work, so put a big lightweight dry-bag or a heavy duty plastic bin-bag inside your backpack, to keep your contents dry. Read more [...]

Kerry Way, Kells to Glenbeigh

Nathan Kingerlee describes the beautiful high-level section of the Kerry Way running from Kells to Glenbeigh. Read more [...]

Walking tips for Autumn and Winter

With the clocks going back, your time on the hills may be restricted over the winter months. However by taking the correct precautions, you can still enjoy time out walking. Nathan Kingerlee of Outdoors Ireland goes through some of the issues to take into account for autumn and winter walking. Read more [...]