World-renowned climber Leo Houlding to speak at 53 Degrees North events

If you’re fascinated by tales of adrenalin-fuelled exploits, the people behind them, and the sometimes terrible tragedies that they face as they lose friends to adventure, don’t miss the opportunity to hear top British climber Leo Houlding speak at two events.


COMPETITION TIME! Win a Rab Microlight Vest

There’s a nip of autumn in the air but don’t let that put a stop to your gallop. Win one of two fantastic Rab Microlight vests


12 tips to becoming a hiker – A beginners guide to exploring the mountains

Hiking is a great way to get fit and to build up your fitness in wild and beautiful places. It’s a great hobby because you’re so busy admiring the views and stunning landscapes, you don’t even notice the hard work you’re doing. This article is a guide to hiking in Ireland which aims to take you from the couch to the mountains with helpful tips on how to build up your physical fitness and endurance, and also what to wear and bring with you.


Ireland's Jack Murphy wins epic mountain bike race in Hawaii

Ireland's Jack Murphy takes gold in a gruelling 24 hour mountain bike in Hawaii. Winning was the last thing on his mind but that's exactly what he did!


Up the creek – with a paddle! Learning to kayak at Delphi Resort

Delphi Resort in Killary, Connemara, is now offering weekend Skills and Explorer Courses. Ideal for those looking to test a new hobby, upgrade their skills, or simply have some outdoor fun in Connemara, participants can choose from kayaking, surfing, coasteering, rock climbing or mountain biking. Outsider’s Helen Vaughan opted to push her paddle powers on the kayaking course.


Bike protest to call for more funding for cycle lanes

Cyclists are being urged to join a protest in Dublin on Wednesday 21 September calling on the Transport Minister to better fund cycle lanes and safety in the city.