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About Mountaintrails


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.

Russ is happiest when in Scotland, either winter climbing or summer hiking. Russell leads many of our tours himself, and is a fully qualified Mountain Leader, has a REC 3 first aid qualification, and is fully insured.


Graham is a native of Wicklow and has been guiding for Mountaintrails for several years.

He has a keen interest in the natural and cultural heritage of Ireland, as well as its history and folklore. He holds the Mountain Leader award and is working towards further mountain qualifications. Graham leads a number of our Lugnaquilla hikes as well as guiding private groups


Tom 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.