Who are Mountain Trails?
“…The guide, Russell Mills, was great. Calm and good-natured and with great skill on keeping a group of people together and in good spirits on a cold raining day in the mountains. Since that first walk I have been on many walks with Russ in various locations on the East Coast of Ireland. He remains a point of inspiration for my adventures into the wild…” S. B. Dublin
Mountaintrails is a small, independent business specialising in guided hiking and mountain skills training. Founded and run by Russell Mills, and born out of his long time love of mountains and wild places.
Russell leads many of the tours himself, and is a fully qualified Mountain Leader, has a REC 3 first aid qualification, and is fully insured.
Russ has been hiking, climbing and leading tours in the mountains of Ireland, Britain, Europe and Africa for over 40 years and has a great deal of experience in all types of weather and many different terrains. He also instructs in mountain navigation and works with Mountaineering Ireland on their Mountain Skills courses program.
Believing strongly in the Leave No Trace principle Russ works to ensure the hill and mountain environments are understood and protected, he is keen to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm for the uplands, their history, geology, and the plants and animals that live there. Russ is no happier then when in Scotland, either winter climbing or summer hiking.
Tom Kenny has been hiking and guiding clients throughout Ireland and Europe for over 20 years. He is a fully qualified Mountain Leader with a REC 3 first aid qualification, and if fully insured. He has completed an outdoor Adventure management course in Colaiste Dhulaigh.
Tom is actively involved with young people’s groups as a volunteer with Gaisce (The President’s Award), and works with An Oige on their navigation courses. He is always happiest when discussing his next adventure.