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STANDING TALL Volunteers with cross in Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, yesterday
Having already scaled Pen y fan, Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Carrauntoohil, Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, father-of-two Paul spent eight days ice-picking his way up Everest.
The trio, made up of Clare Wallace, aged 48, from Sheffield, and 28-year-old James Rees from Ely, Cambridgeshire, tamed Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District, Mount Snowdon, in Wales, and Carrauntoohil, in Ireland.
Next on their list is Carrauntoohil - Ireland's highest peak - on Wednesday.
Vandals used an angle-grinder to knock the 16-foot cross on the top of Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, in the early hours of Saturday.
Patrick said he was humbled by the country's breath-taking landscape, which, he said, even eclipsed Co Kerry's Carrauntoohil, where he has a property.
They also intend to scale Carrauntoohil in County Kerry, Ireland, next month, and hope to reach Everest Base Camp in November.
HISTORY was made yesterday as the Sam Maguire Cup and an All-Ireland football medal from each of the 32 counties were brought to Carrauntoohil.
Nestled at 2,000metres - that's almost twice the height of Carrauntoohil - this impossibly camp watering hole attracts hundreds of "party people" off the slopes from about 2pm each day.
If you live in a shack on top of Carrauntoohil with no telly, phone, tablet or radio it still applies.
In a combined 17,373ft climbing effort, participants will scale Carrauntoohil, Slieve Donard, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon from August 3-5.
Preparing for Championship hurling after playing in Division Two of the League all year is like getting ready for an attempt on Mount Everest by practising on Carrauntoohil," he said.