News 2022

Title:  Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Lecture & Award
Date:  08/11/2022

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Date: Thursday, 8th December

Venue: Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2, D02 YN40.

Doors at 6:30 PM. Talk starts 7:30 PM sharp.

If modern adventure has a face, it looks a lot like Leo Houlding. 
 
 
World renowned climber, alpinist & explorer of steep terrain. Leo has led major expeditions & hard first ascents on every continent from El Capitan to Everest from the Arctic to the Amazon and Antarctica. With roots on the rock, these days he is as much an explorer as a climber combining epic polar crossings and jungle journeys with big wall free climbs on recent projects. He has produced multiple award-winning films of these expeditions taking modern action sports to the most remote corners of Earth.
 
 
Leo is a world-renowned rock climber, Expedition Leader & TV personality. Born in 1980 he has spent his entire adult life exploring the more remote and spectacular corners of Earth, undertaking extreme adventures and pioneering modern exploration.
 
His background as a climber has seen him spend many months in some of the most awe inspiring, extreme & rarely visited environments on Earth and climb many of the world’s toughest and tallest mountains, including mount Everest.
 
 
Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Award
Joss Lynam, who was one of Ireland’s best-known mountaineers, passed away in 2011. The Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Lecture and award was inaugurated later that year in recognition of the enormous contribution he had made to the development of our sport on the island of Ireland. 
 
Joss’ own achievements in hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering over some sixty years, including his participation in many expeditions to the Greater Ranges, made him one of the best-known mountaineers in Ireland. During his lifetime, Joss also initiated any number of developments in all aspects of our sport and he was an inspiration to several generations of Irish mountaineers. 
 
Joss was known to many Irish and international walking enthusiasts for his many Irish hillwalking guidebooks. He was also the editor of the Irish Mountain Log for more than twenty years. Joss continued as the Literary Editor of the magazine up to the time of his death.
 
Since it was inaugurated in 2011, the Lynam Award has been presented to both National and International recipients for their outstanding achievements and contribution to mountaineering: 2011, Harish Kapadia; 2012, Dawson Stelfox; 2013, Stephen Venables; 2014, Clare Sheridan; 2015, Ines Papert; 2016, Paul Swail and John McCune; 2017, Frank Nugent; 2018, Paddy O’Leary; 2019, Sir Chris Bonington; 2020, Dr Clare O’Leary; and, most recently in 2021 by Noel Hanna. Recipients have also delivered a lecture which have been outstanding, touching on their many achievements to date and on the development of various aspects of our sport and how it might progress in coming years.
 
An articulate communicator, Leo Houlding has inspired audiences around the world with his tales of adrenalin-fuelled exploits. He has accomplished more than most would in a lifetime from an early age and we believe he is a very worthy recipient of the Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Award look forward to a captivating lecture.
 
 
The Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Lecture & Award 2022 will take place in the Chartered Accountants Ireland Lecture Hall, 47 – 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, doors open at 18:30 with the lecture commencing at 19:30 sharp. 
 
 
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