Adventure is just bad planning. Roald Amundsen(1872-1928)


There is no such thing as bad weather - only inappropriate clothing. Sir Ranulph Fiennes (1944-)


Weather

Unfortunately I don't control nor predict the weather – but here are a few links to those who claim to know something of the matter:

MET Eireann detailed weather for Ireland, with telephone contacts for updates on each region


BBC Weather has very good international forecasting


The Weather Channel similar to Yahoo Weather


Weather Underground has international weather with tropical storm and hurricane tracking


MeteoExploration worldwide high altitude mountain forecast requires GPS coordinates or detailed location inputs

Snow Forecast good for known ski resorts (snow forecasts only)


Security & Safety

The most important aspects for security and safety is planning and equipment. If you get these correct, the only thing that can go wrong is accidental. Always let someone know where you are going, the route you are taking and the general direction you will travel. Local rescue services can give you up-to-date information on conditions in their locality.

112 is the emergency number in most European countries except Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Vatican City, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Worldwide it varies and in some cases there are different telephone numbers for police, ambulance, fire and rescue services.


Mountain Rescue Ireland is an association which represents the twelve voluntary mountain rescue teams in Ireland as follows: