Mountain Odyssey
 
 

 

MOUNTAIN ODYSSEY

Guiding and Instruction for Rock Climbing,  Bouldering, Hill Walking & Mountain Adventures

 
 
Climbing in the Aosta Valley, Italy.

Climbing in the Aosta Valley, Italy.

Mountain Odyssey...

Mountain Odyssey are an Irish provider of rock climbing and hill walking instruction and guiding services. We specialise in providing excellent instruction and guiding, through a foundation of professional skill, knowledge and expertise. We offer a bespoke guiding service for rock climbing throughout Ireland, and offer instruction and coaching for bouldering, traditional climbing, sport climbing, indoor and competition climbing. We provide guided hill walks across the country, and offer unique adventure days in the mountains. 

Mountain Odyssey was founded by Jonathan (Jono) Redmond, and originally started off as Redmond Climbing, providing rock climbing an bouldering coaching in Ireland. 

Climbing at St. Sennans head, Cornwall

Climbing at St. Sennans head, Cornwall

About Jono

Hi, and thank you for visiting my new website! I have been instructing and coaching rock climbing for the past decade, sharing my passion of what I love doing most in life. Climbing has brought me on many adventures both home and abroad, providing me with unforgettable memories  and life changing experiences, in many wild and beautiful places. By following my passion, it is my wish to share my knowledge and experience with others, so they may have the opportunities to learn and experience the world of rock climbing for themselves, safely and confidently. I thrive to inspire others to make that connection with climbing, and most importantly, the natural world and the beautiful landscapes and mountains we climb in.  

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to coach and train climbers of all types, from beginner & advanced climbers, to top youth climbers competing internationally on the Irish climbing team. I find the best part of learning, is sharing what you know, and with this I share my world of climbing with anyone and everyone. 

Climbing The Nose, on El Capitan in a day

Climbing The Nose, on El Capitan in a day

My Qualifications & Experience

  • Rock Climbing Instructor Award (Single Pitch Award)

  • Mountain Leader Award

  • Climbing Coaching Award

  • REC 3 (Remote Emergency Care)

 

  • Traditional Climbing (E7 6c)

  • Sport Climbing (f8a+)

  • Bouldering (F8a+)

  • Alpine Climbing (ED3 )

  • Big Wall Climbing

  • Ice Climbing

 

 


Ski descent of Mont Blanc, Via NW ridge Dome du Gouter

Ski descent of Mont Blanc, Via NW ridge Dome du Gouter

Summiting Grand Capucin via Swiss Direct, Massif du Mont Blanc, France

Summiting Grand Capucin via Swiss Direct, Massif du Mont Blanc, France

Top Climbing Moments

  • Representing Ireland at international climbing competitions (Irish team 2014), Bouldering world Cup Laval, France June 2014,Climbing (bouldering) World Championships Munich 2014, CWIF March 2014, British Bouldering Championships June 2014

  • Climbing The Nose in a day, El Capitan, Yosemite

  • American Route ED3, South Face of the Fou, Massif du Mont Blanc

  • Swimming through a shark attack f8a+, El Chorro, Spain

  • The hills have eyes F8a+ (Third ascent), Wicklow

  • Jungle Book F8a, Cresciano, Switzerland

  • Ski descent of Mont Blanc via Dome du Gouter ridge, France

  • Lush E7 6c (Second Ascent), Dalkey Quarry, Dublin

  • Quicksilver E5 6a, Ailadie, Co. Clare

  • Franks Wild Years, F8a+, Cresciano, Switzerland

  • Primal Scream E5 6a, Fairhead, Ireland

  • 3rd Pillar of Dana, Tuolumne Meadows, CA

  • Hows your wee toe E5 6a (first Ascent), Inis Mór, Aran Islands

  • Brad Pitt F7c, Peak district, UK

  • Verdict F8a, Fontainebleau

  • The Wall of Prey E5 6b, Fairhead

  • Messa Della Streghe F7c, Varazze, Italy

  • NW face of Half Dome, Yosemite, CA

  • High Plains Drifter 7b+, Bishop, CA

  • Galaxy to Galaxy F8a, Wicklow

  • The Power of the Hobo E7 6c, Co, Clare

  • La Ligne Noir 8a+ Bionassay

 

 

 

On the Thank God ledge, NW face Half Dome, Yosemite

On the Thank God ledge, NW face Half Dome, Yosemite

The KIng Swing, On the Nose, El Capitan

The KIng Swing, On the Nose, El Capitan