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Lynam Lecture 2018 - Paddy O Leary "People, Peaks and Places: off the beate...

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Mountaineering Ireland are delighted to announce that Paddy O Leary will deliver this year’s Lynam Lecture “People, Peaks and Places: off the beaten track”. Paddy has been involved in mountaineering in one form or another for sixty-six years. He set several hill-walking records in his early years. Following the usual progression from rock climbing in Ireland and experience in the Alps, he sought broader endeavours in higher ranges and was the leader of the first Irish expeditions to the Himalaya and Peru. He gradually moved from the climbing of well-known peaks to the exploration of little-known mountainous areas such as the Mountains of the Moon in Zaire, Bogda Ola in China and particularly the districts of Kinnaur and Spiti in India. Besides being the first western mountaineer to visit Kinnaur in over fifty years he combined the crossing of many high passes with route-finding to previously unvisited peaks and attempting, occasionally successfully, to climb some of these. He has returned to Kinnaur many times and takes a particular interest in the culture of its intriguing, handsome and prosperous people.

Paddy was Director of the National Adventure Centre at Tiglin in Wicklow for twenty years and was responsible for drawing up and implementing the syllabuses for courses leading to most of the leader and instructor qualifications which are now so much a part of the mountaineering experience in Ireland. He was a founding member of the Spillikin Club, the Association for Adventure Sports and the body which has become Mountaineering Ireland. He is an active member of the Irish Mountaineering Club and has recently been trekking in Austria with his grandchildren.

The Lynam Lecture 2018 will take place in the Chartered Accountants Ireland Lecture Hall, 47 – 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, refreshments will be available from 19:00 with the lecture commencing at 19:45.




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