Robbie Fenlon

Robbie Fenlon

I was born in Dublin Ireland to an outdoor family. Childhood Family holidays to beaches and mountains inspired a love of being in Nature. Learning to rock climb in my late teens opened doors to new adventures and landscapes. After that, I could,nt really understand why anyone would want to work in an office ( except on rainy days). Rock climbing trips allowed me to explore Ireland, then further afield to the UK, the alps, the rest of Europe and the USA. In the 1990s I spent quite a lot of time in the Himalayas mainly trekking and climbing smaller peaks. Joining the guides training program in the early 90,s pushed me to build my instructional skills working in Scotland and the Alps. It also got me started on skiing which became my other favorite sport along with rock climbing. I particularly like guiding and instructing in these two activities. Even if I am not working they would be my outdoor activities of choice. As I get older (I’m 53 this year….Yikes). I look for ways continue these activities in a way that is less damaging to my body. This means more intelligent training, improving my skills and movement patterns and at the same time reducing impact and damage by choosing suitable objectives. Therefore I try to avoid epics and long slogs with big backpacks. Now I search out quality days in interesting locations. I also try to avoid life-threatening situations, busy routes, crowded huts, lack of sleep and bad food. My preferred way to start the day is with an excellent Italian cappuccino. I seek out great snow, warm rock, good conversation and enjoyable people.  If this sort of thing interests you. Feel free to get in touch

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