The death has occured of rock climber and alpinist Emmett Goulding
System Date: 22/08/2014
Emmett Goulding, rock climber and alpinist, was the single greatest influence on Irish alpinism. His ascents during the sixties set a marker for Irish climbers and would still hold a place on the tick lists of aspiring alpinists today. A gifted rock climber, Emmett put up new routes in Glendalough, Donegal and Fair Head. He was a member of two Himalayan expeditions and two expeditions to the Andes.
Ursula MacPherson, President of Mountaineering Ireland expressing her sympathies said, 'Behind the most unassuming of characters was one of Ireland's finest and most experienced alpinists ever. He inspired so many to follow in his footsteps.' She added, 'His sense of adventure continued throughout his life. He tried sailing in recent years but decided to stay with the mountains in Donegal and elsewhere. He'll be missed.'
Mountaineering Ireland would like to extend deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his late residence (Baile Na Deora, Upper Dundoan, Downings, Donegal). Removal on Monday to The Church of St John The Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm till 11am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice.
Anyone traveling to the funeral can avail of bed and breakfast at Gartan Outdoor Education Centre on Sunday night for €10. Text or phone Ursula on 086 8066107 to book in.