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Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 August 2016
Ballyhass News and Events Video Blogs  We are delighted to bring you our new news and events video blog. Hopefully coming to you every couple of weeks.  Sit down with Eoghan and Taran as they discuss all the events and activities happening around the site for the coming period. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 March 2016
Incredible video Capturing the Ballyhass Experience For the first time ever we feel this video accurately conveys an outdoor experience at Ballyhass Lakes.   For the last few seasons we have ventured into video more and more. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 29 September 2015
Incredible Footage of Ballyhass Will blow your mind Check out the promo video for this weekends event just launched today.    We have been in Ballyhass for over 15 years now and we assumed that we would never be able to get a piece of footage that captures the essence of the site. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 March 2014
If you were to build your dream bike trail this would be it.This is what 4 weeks building two lines in Norway looks like. WOW.Welcome to the lines of Lofoten. A small location in Norway that is simply beautiful from every angle. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 21 March 2014
Land of the leprechaun, the amazing kayaking leprechaunWe mention that Paddys day produce some Irish adventure, here is one of our favorites.The land of the leprechaun is a short video from freestyle inc documenting some professional white water kayakers on a recent trip to Ireland. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 March 2014
Paragliding in the French Polynesian Islands Literally as amazing as it sounds There are some dream destinations that just keep popping up again and again and you cant argue that the French Polynesian Islands are most definitely right up there. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 March 2014
Climbing out of the darkness, literally. Amazing video with two world famous climbers attempting the worlds largest roof climb Stefan Glowacz (Germany) and Chris Sharma (USA) team up in this video to take on what is suppose to be the worlds largest roof climb. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 March 2014
Mountain Bike Mecca in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland has been creeping up on the Mountain biking radar for a while now This will be music to the ears of our mountain biking fans out there. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 17 March 2014
Happy St Patrick's Day, Here is an Amazing Ireland VideoThis is a much watch, and Ballyhass Lakes even make an appearence, pretty cool!Happy St Patricks day everyone. For some amoungst you thats is Paddy's day not Patty's day. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 March 2014
Lost GoPro leads to winter park fun Ever lost a GoPro and watched back what was on it? This guy is in for a surprise. When some poor soul lost his GoPro up on the whistler mountains it was found by a professional crew of skiers and snowboarders who had just arrived on the mounatin for the day. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 15 March 2014
This is Cable Wakeboarding with incredible skill levelsCheck out some amazing skills on a full size cable in the PhilippinesA rare wakeboard edit here with out the musical fanfare and editing that comes along with alot of what you see on the major wakeboard magazine websites. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 March 2014
An Irish Climbing Film, Hoorah!Delighted to finally bring a decent Irish climbing film to the blogIf you follow us regularly you will see some awesome adventure videos from around the globe. Sadly what is lacking though is Irish adventure films. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 March 2014
Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro AbajoScariest downhill mountain biking you will probably ever see.Not only the scariest mountain biking you will have ever seen but also some of the coolest. Based in Chile this is the 12th season that this urban mountain biking competition has been on or near this course. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 March 2014
Video:Our fair capital in all its glory and more For people who are vsiting Ireland for the first time, Im sure Dublin is on your list, watch this and prepare to get excited. Zooko creative put this video together to try and capture some of the magic that goes down over a year in our capital. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 09 March 2014
Hot air balloon slacklinning success We say it like its a normal thing, but if you were following us last month you know all about this! Slacklinning between two hot air balloons at altitude with nothing but a parachute sounds absolute bananas but that is what one crew tried in a video we posted last month. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 08 March 2014
Killer whales chase speed boat in scary ass footageThey dont call them killer whales for nothing, my advice, get a bigger, faster boat ASAPAmazing footage here of a pod of orca whales chasing a speed boat in the Pacfic. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 March 2014
A day in the life of the best climber in the worldAlex Honnold a Ballyhass Adventure Blog favorite shares a day in his life. Its pretty cool.Alex Honnold has long been a favorite of ours here at the Ballyhass Adventure Blog. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 March 2014
Long watch: The weight of mountains Super interesting video that combines interesting information and beautiful cinematography This video almost brought me back to geography class all those long years ago now. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 05 March 2014
Surfing along The Wild Atlantic Way You are going to hear alot more about The Wild Atlantic Way over the coming year. Heres some of the bits we like. So The Wild Atlantic Way has landed. Failte Irelands 2014 campaign. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 March 2014
Conor McGregor wants to conquer the world in this RTE documentary. The world of UFC doesn't know what is hitting it at the moment with Conor McGregor doing damage in this RTE doc. Im not really sure how much this fits in with the Adventure Blog but what Conor McGregor does in the ultimate fighting championship is most certainly extreme. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 March 2014
Hugo Boss Mast WalkCheck out this absolutely incredible promo video for Hugo Boss, you wont believe your eyes.I have seen a few pretty cool promo video over the years, but I think this might just take the biscuit. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 March 2014
Video: Spectatcular Free RunningOften referred to as parkour, if you dont know what it is, you will struggle to find a better example than this. This free running video is based around an abandonded warehouse and when you see it you will know why its a free runners paradise. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 February 2014
Amazing new Jagermeister Ad stars an Irish big wave surfer Jagermeister have launched a awesome new campaign for Ireland and the UK, check it out. This ad would have had a spot of the Ballyhass Adventure Blog in its own right because its pretty dam cool. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 February 2014
Avalanches, Skiing & Base Jumping = Insane Video This one is pretty bonkers, dont try this at home kids. This video aptly named Avalanche Cliff Jump follows the exploits of skiiers Matthias Giraud and Stefan Laude as they outrun a pretty impressive snow flow in the Fernch Alps. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 17 February 2014
Super Interesting Kelly Slater Interview, Surfing and lots more Kelly Slater interviewed in this really cool series on surfers When I started to compete and see that was an expected image of a surfer, for me personally, I wanted to change that about myself. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 February 2014
Girl gets slapped in the face by a giant whale Once in a lifetime experience coming your way. Well this one pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin here. Watch as this girl gets up close and personal with one of the most amazing creatures of the deep. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 15 February 2014
Ever been chased by a Grizzly Bear? These boys have..Not just once either but they were charged at three times.Sometimes im glad we live in Ireland even with the shocking weather. Because it means we could never be charged at by an angry brown bear like these two cousins in Jasper, Alberta. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 February 2014
The most difficult solo climb in history When the North Face says this wll blow your mind, you can be pretty sure they are not far off It has only been a couple of days since we posted a little clip of this, and even that blew our mind. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 February 2014
Irelands surfing sustainable culture shows its roots in this video A fantastic glimpse into one of Irelands sustainable surfers. There has been alot of surfing in the Irish news lately and alot of Irish surfing in the world news. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 February 2014
Is this the craziest thing ever done on YouTube. Climbing the worlds second largest building. The building in question, the Shanghai Tower coming in at a dizzying 650m, but what a view. Well here it is, our vote for one of the craziest things we have seen on YouTube. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 11 February 2014
Cool little video on the preservation of the Everglades, In my opinion one of the most underrated nature reserves in the world. I wanted to share this video as I thought it highlights the serious dangers facing one of the worlds coolest nature reserves. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 10 February 2014
Alex Honnald scares the hell out of us free climbing a monster!Not for the first time on the blog we are watching a video mouth open in sheer terror over Alex Honnald.Alex Honnald, who many consider to be one of the worlds best and most outrageous free solo climbers is at it again, this time down in Mexico on a 15 pitch monster wall. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 08 February 2014
This is what it takes to be a world class skier Kye Petersen tells us about his influences and he thinks makes him a stand out skier Kye Petersen is a pro skier who travels the world making absolutely sick videos. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 February 2014
Climber creates his own personal playground in Donegal In the process creates a beautiful video show ceasing an amazing part of our country It's unfortunate that I dont get to post more climbing videos in Ireland. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 February 2014
Long watch: Hiking Iceland I think this is my no.1 "to do" country. It looks spectacular. Looking for something interesting to watch this evening? Look no further. This is a gorgeous short film about two American brothers hiking across Iceland. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 05 February 2014
Cinedrones are changing the adventure film industry forever, see why. We have posted drone videos before, but this one is showing why they are about to change the industry in my opinion for the better. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 04 February 2014
Slacklinning between two hot air balloons. This video is the craziest thing you will see this month. Madness. If you are stuck in an office today and sick at looking at the same four walls then this might just be the injection of inspiration and adrenaline that you need. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 February 2014
Mullaghmore Strikes in 2014 Not the first time we have posted about Mullaghmore and it sure wont be the last. An awesome video has popped up about Mullaghmore in the last few days. It was only a matter of time considering the stormy conditions that this monster wave off the west coast was going to rear its head. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 February 2014
GoPro releases the most dramatic footage of space jump. In typical GoPro style the took some of the most dramatic footage ever filmed and made it even more insane. We reported a couple of times on this amazing jump last year. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 December 2013
The North Face and Buzz Aldrin, of course this is amazing A promo video here by the North Face but clearly with the help of the second man on the moon, it is brilliant. I think the video description that the North Face puts on this says it all "Humans have always been driven by curiosity and fed by an innate need to explore. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 15 December 2013
People are awesome video, extreme sports edition, NICE! We always love a good people are awesome video, so this one with just extreme sports is right up our street. I think its fair to say all tastes will be catered for in this video. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 December 2013
Video:Kayaking worst nightmare.This is a very timely reminder going into the winter months that extreme care must be taken on the rivers.In early november this year James Bradley, Pete Henderon, Carl Ross, Mark Shackleton, Justin Gale, Mark Hardingham and Simon Morse were paddling on their local river in the UK when potential disaster struck. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 December 2013
What to know what it takes to become an adventurer? Here you go.. This video comes on the tails of national geographics adventurer of the year, see why below Fitz Cahall in this video tells a bit of his story and how he came to be a storyteller and adventure film maker which is fascinating in itself. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 December 2013
Summer Skiing anyone? Is it even possible? Super unique clip here from the longer production Valhalla. This is a remarkable promo for a the film Valhalla. Im going to be straight with you I am not entirely sure how they did it. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 10 December 2013
Road biking like you have never seen before, I promise We generally have a lot of mountain biking videos here each month, but I guarantee you this is one for the road bikers amongst you. This video is a squeal to a massive internet sensation pre Ballyhass Adventure Blog called "Road Bike Party". ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 09 December 2013
Kayaking in Nepal. Huge exciting white water. When can we go? A great video here shot entirely on GoPro cameras. Ben Brown is seen here going on a month long expedition to the democratic republic of Nepal. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 December 2013
Man survives over 60hours in a sunken ship 30m underwater Probably the most amazing survival story of the year comes six months after the event. This is quite possibly a lot of peoples worst nightmare. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 December 2013
Gorgeous Irish fly fishing short film starring our friend Glenda Powell Not sure how this fantastic short film has escaped us until now. The spirit of Irish river fishing captured perfectly We are delighted to bring you an Irish short film about our friend Glenda Powell and how she won the world championship and subsequently lost her drive for competing but gained her passion for teaching the sport she loves. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 05 December 2013
Not a fan of time lapse videos but this one is out of this world. Literally.A timelapse video taken from the international space station that focuses on the station itself.As I said generally not a massive fan of timelapse videos, feeling there is lack of character or story line. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 04 December 2013
Nature Vs nurture, amazing footage of a young leopard in a moral dilemma. Incredible footage of a young leopard that will leave you awe struck. Some times a nature video can really make you wonder and leave you thinking that the gap between human and animal is a very small one indeed. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 December 2013
The worlds worst belayer, please, please dont ever be like this guyPetzl have done the world of climbing a favor by highlighting "that guy" that we all know and hate. This is a really well put together video by one of the big climbing brands petzl. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 December 2013
All our best posts from last month all in one handy locationHere ya go, all the best bits from last month. Some really interesting and incredible posts here. Get stuck in.Base jumping into a nuclear towerAs mad as it sounds really. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 29 November 2013
Long watch: Around the largest mountain on the planet in just over a week The largest mountain might just surprise you, its Mt Logan in Canada's Yukon This video is just coming in on the long watch scale at about 15 minutes but it is a really interesting video. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 28 November 2013
Moab Towers & Magic Backpacks; the first time I have felt sick watching a video Im not kidding with you guys, if you suffer from vertigo I would not watch this video This video comes hot on the heels of a video I posted a few days ago about a group of base jumpers heading around the US jumping off anything and everything they could find. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 27 November 2013
  How many adventure sports could you do on a remote freezing island? The Wegge brothers you take on this challenge can think of lot, and I mean a lot. Came across this really cool trailer online today about the Wegge brothers, Markus, Inge and Hakon. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 26 November 2013
Adventure travel world summit arriving to Killarney in 2014 Announced at the Failte Ireland get out there event, this major event will be a huge boost to the Irish adventure industry We were thrilled to hear that the World Travel Summit will be held just 40 minutes down the road from us in Killarney on the 6th - 9th of October 2014. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 25 November 2013
The longer you stay still the harder it is to move Fantastic inspirational video here from Arc'teryx athelete Will Gadd This video is described as an ode to action and movement by the athlete Will Gadd and it really does strike us as a bit of a pet project of his. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 24 November 2013
Base jumping into a abandoned nuclear tower One of the coolest base jumps I have seen. I would say insane, but arent all base jumps? Came across this really cool base jumping compilation video a while back and have been meaning to post it since. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 November 2013
Ueli Steck Interviews on his solo summit of AnnapurnaEpic TV puts viewers questions to Ueli Steck on his recent record breaking summit on October 9th of this year.Last month we reported on this, just mind boggling feat of mountaineering completed by Ueli Steck. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 November 2013
Video of the Month, Motorcycling over the highest road in the world Were only half way through the month but this is my video of the month. This video blew me away. A GoPro nominated video for their adventure series so you know its going to be very well shot. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 17 November 2013
Mountain men: the ghosts of K2 (Long Watch)Since we are getting into winter and the nights are getting longer here's my second long watch of the monthIm not sure how people are digging these long watch videos but im enjoying them and as I was saying with less and less adventure time due to the short days im thinking ill keep them coming during the next few months. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 15 November 2013
Wandering through South America in an VW camperLooks as amazing as its sounds, throw in a few climbs and you have a pretty decent trip Hopefully everyone will have a bit of travel envy after watching this video. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 November 2013
Video: Beautifully shot snowboarding edit that will get you booking flights tonight. One from the Gopro adventure series here. The quality of this video will blow you away. This is what I have been waiting for when I talk about wintersports. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 November 2013
Documentary on heli-sking in Alaska (Long Watch) This fantastic documentary has been put up for free on Vimeo Ive mentioned before that im really excited going in to the first winter season of the Ballyhass adventure blog to bring you guys some quality winter sport information, videos and news from around the world. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 November 2013
The most amazing place in the world to go windsurfing We have written about Luderitz before but this video really shows what its all about. Luderitz is a town in Namibia that every year since 2007 hosts the world speed record for wind surfing and kite surfing. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 11 November 2013
Surf and Bikini's. Dont think we have to say too much moreAd for Cora de Lima sports wear has become our favorite ad of the yearTo be fair its a fairly easy product to sell, and boy does this company do a good job. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 09 November 2013
Does this guy make roller blading cool again? Its been along time since I have seen a roller blader on the street, what happened? Came across this beauty of a video on Entertainment.ie. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 November 2013
Concrete Snowboarding? You have seen it here first.Its actually incredible long boarding skills. Amazing skill in fact.Loved this video from the editing to the tunes to the on coming traffic. Yikes. As the YouTube description says "it takes alot of skills and balls to do this with on coming traffic" that is for sure. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 05 November 2013
Watch as two planes collide in midair, thankfully no casualties. Miraculously not a single person is hurt By Eoghan McCarthy/@Eoghanmc /Eoghan@ballyhasslakes.ie You might ask how this is possible and it is hard to believe, but luckily all passengers involved were sky divers and all had parachutes. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 November 2013
Skier falls 30ft and lands on his headWinter is really coming in on so your going to be seeing snow sports more & moreThis one, I must say, I really enjoyed. Scary as hell, but I enjoyed it none the less. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 31 October 2013
Boherbue Comprehensive makes an amazing video promoting their schoolWe were blown away with the quality Boherbue has shown in this promotional videoCheck out this amazing video that our friends over at Boherbue Comprehensive made to promote their school. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 30 October 2013
Adventure & cooking with a healthy dose of inspirationSee how this adventurer combines cooking and travel in his explorationA really cool inspirational video here for you today guys. Eduardo Garcia is someone who seems to be living life to the absolute fullest in every sense. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 22 October 2013
Awesome ladies doing awesome things. Everyone will enjoy thisNothing we like to see more than women involved in adventure sports It is fantastic to see such an amazing video, with a vast array of some pretty extreme and intense sports all based on lady participants. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 21 October 2013
Are you a mountain biker? You may very well do every one of theseThis will hit home with alot of the lads riding the Ballyhoura's We have been posting alot of mountain biking videos this month and we aplogise. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 October 2013
A climbing legend in the making, and he only has one legUrko Carmona might well be a name that sticks with you after this video After loosing his leg in a car crash Urko Carmona still continues is adventure lifestyle by climbing some insanely hard routes. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 October 2013
Extreme Uni-Cycling, yep just the one wheelRecon you could conquer 3400m on a mountain? Recon you could do it on one wheel? If there is an extreme version of any sport we will find it. But that still didnt prepare us when we found Lutz Eichholz and Stephanie Dietze uni cycling down a mountain in the Mettlehorn in the Alps. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 October 2013
34 miles an hour in a Kayak. WOW.Have been wanting to share this with you guys for a while.This video is amazing. Ben Mars almost takes off he is going so fast in a kayak. Heading down a drainage ditch in British Colombia at Lions Bay you wonder how he isnt screaming. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 09 October 2013
Mountain bike fox hunt in Co.Down. As mad as it sounds Red Bull triumphs again in this amazing race, in the Mourne Mountains.Image from Redbull race 2012 400 hundred riders took part in what is one of the biggest group start race in Europe. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 08 October 2013
Jumping off the Eiger, 3970m high, in a fully solo attempt Rex Pemberton completes immense solo wing suit base jump Rex Pemberton is pretty renowned in the base jumping and wing suit flying communities. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 October 2013
Tim Davis Irish Surfing Masterpiece, This should be a Failte Ireland Tourist Video. We have been coming across some amazing Irish surfing videos of late. Only last month we had two great blog posts one on Lonely planet nominating Mullagmore as one of the worlds top adventures and second not one, but a two part surfing series filmed by none other than Patagonia. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 October 2013
One for the ladies, slack lining models in their underwear A little bit unnesscessary for Paul Smith to go to this length to advertise underwear. Unnecessary, but hey here we are giving all our lady friends 3mins that will cheer up even the worse Thursdays at work. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 04 October 2013
Adventure trailer of the week: CanyoneeringA film all about the unexplored canyons outside Vancouver Canada.We had to share this trailer with you to put on your adventure movie shelf. There are a couple of details about this that excites us. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 04 October 2013
Jeb Corliss completes the hardest wingsuit flight of his life Corliss must be the worlds top wingsuit pilot. You might have seen Jeb in action before has he has a series of seemingly incredible videos floating around the internet. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 26 September 2013
Patagonia films surfing series in Ireland We were delighted to come across this two part series filmed in Ireland Surfing in Ireland is getting increasingly popular and gaining huge headlines across the board. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 September 2013
Meet the most accomplished climber of all time. At aged 89 Fred Beckey is official the worlds most accomplished climber. Im sad to say that before this video I hadn't heard or seen too much about Fred Beckey. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 22 September 2013
Mountain Hardware looks to define adventure in one video. Do they succeed with the use of winter sports and philspohical commentary? A nice one for the end of the weekend here to give you a bit of inspiration for the week ahead. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 21 September 2013
Toughest adventure race in the world? Obviously thanks to redbull Redbull DolomitenMann is touted as the worlds toughest adventure race. What do you think? With the Killarney adventure race creeping up on us in the next couple of weeks. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 September 2013
Alex Honnold the ultimate climber? This video might just convince you. Alex Honnold poster boy of world climbing is back promoting his favorite climbing destination. 3 hours from where Alex grew up is YosemiteNnational Park in California. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 September 2013
College student catches fish with his own hair. It is as bizarre as it sounds, but ultimately very amusing. You might have seen this first surface last week. It was making headlines across the globe which just goes to show how the smallest video can go viral in the space of hours these days. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 September 2013
Irish Bog Snorkling Championships Taking place this weekend 13th - 15th September in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan Only in Ireland would you get an extreme sport based in a bog. But that's exactly whats happening this weekend in Co. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 September 2013
Irish adventure film The Summit premiers this week Irish film "The Summit" premiers in Limerick this Friday 13th  We definitely mentioned this Irish film on our facebook page last year when we first got wind of the project. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 10 September 2013
Unusual awesome wakeboarding We havent posted many wake boarding videos in the past but if this is anything to go by maybe we should start? This popped up on the monster energy Facebook page a couple of weeks back and is very entertaining. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 10 September 2013
Antarctica's unexplored mountains Here why these guys describe themselves as the special forces of the climbing community We dot disappoint here at the adventure blog, yet another pretty nuts and extreme video as it follows a group of climbers deep into Antarctica while they explore and climb some never before attempted routes and peaks. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 09 September 2013
Shades of Winter Its kind of depressing that we are closing in on winter, but on the plus side there is a whole world of winter adventure sports. The adventure blog hasnt even been around a year so for a change we are excited to be facing into the winter season. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 08 September 2013
Your first lesson in crack climbing Dont know what it is? Im not sure your going to like it, its extreme with a capital E. Tom Randall and Pete Whitaker have been covered on this blog before. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 September 2013
The luckiest, craziest escape I have ever seen. From a Giant Boulder and I mean GIANT boulder We have put videos of flash floods and other natural disasters before but I think this takes the biscuit. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 August 2013
Man Almost Speared By Giant Blue Marlin Incredible footage almost hard to believe, either way scary as hell. I have watched this video several times and it just never gets old. Anglers in the Dominican Republic hooked this 350lbs blue marlin and by the looks of it are having a serious battle to bring it in. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 22 August 2013
Slacklinning The Sport Of Kings? Dont know what it is, take time out of your day and watch this video, mind blowing stuff. We have had some amazing tight wire videos up recently all which are incredible feats of human balance, will power to get up on the thing in the first place and sheer courage to do it without a tether. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 August 2013
Beautiful World Beneath the Waves More specifically beneath the waves in the Maldives Just a really short video that caught our imagination today. There is a whole sea (excuse the pun) of surfing videos out there that gives you a glimpse of the underwater world as waves are crashing down. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 August 2013
Ireland comes 4th Not too shabby considering some other destinations on the list It was announced during the week that Ireland was voted into the number 4 position of a dream holiday destination poll run by Virtuoso magazine in the states. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 August 2013
Jetmans Public DebutCombine a man and a jet pack and you get this awesome videoJetman sounds like a superhero and to be honest probably looks like one too. But in reality it is 53 yr old pilot Yves Rossy has nothing but a carbon fibre wing attached to his back and while yes there are jets attached to it he doesnt use it for the entire flight, there are moments when he actually is flying. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 August 2013
Free Soloing This is one of the most insanely dangerous videos we ever put up. Free soloing for those in the know is basically tight rope walking. Yep, the pretty impressive stunt you saw at the circus when you were a kid. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 08 August 2013
World Wind Speed RecordWill it be broken in 2013 after a slue of records fell last year For the past few years wind surfers and kite surfers have been descending to Nambia where wind records have been smashed pretty much without fail each year. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 August 2013
Fishing Fail Of The Day. Has this happen to you? I had to have a giggle at this when I saw it. I wonder how many people this has happen to down on the lake that we dont know about! Any funny stories from anyone? If you liked this, you will love these?Generation Immigration Opens Up Adventurous AvenuesVideo:If your not living on the edge, your taking up too much spaceThe Wild Atlantic Way, Irelands Route 66? ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 August 2013
Backcountry.com Incredible new promo video for backcountry.com Backcountry.com a outdoor equipment store has put this promo video together. It takes some of the most amazing footage and puts it together with a twist. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 August 2013
Liquid Force Kite Surfing A fantastic video on Liquid Force Kite Surfing There's not really too much to say about this piece only that it demonstrates whats capable with a board and a kite. The footage is fantastic. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 August 2013
Dont be an Idiot Here's how wildlife react when you act like an idiot I actually cant stand people who treat wild animals like their own personal pets. If this isn't an example of how much they hate it I don't know what is. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 31 July 2013
GoPro AppAd for the newly launched GoPro App Thank god for the marketing team at GoPro. Now to be fair the GoPro practically markets itself in essence by what it does, take amazing footage in some of the most extreme conditions. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 28 July 2013
Amazing Touring footage of Ireland Canadian couples Irish Video goes Viral. I was really excited to see this video and afterwards see how well it did. I don't think I have ever since a video that could do a full touring visit to Ireland so much justice. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 27 July 2013
Flash Flood Chasing? Either very educational or highly reckless.. We were all dumbstruck after seeing this footage. Not knowing whether to be in awe of the sheer power of this phenomenon and be grateful that the film makers put some effort into explaining why these occur or be worried that their behavior in the video could encourage people to take this risks in their stride and put themselves into awful danger. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 26 July 2013
Drone Footage Surfing, GoPro's and Drones makes for a beautiful video. We have had a few posts containing drone video footage over the past number of weeks and they never fail to be impressive. Check out about 3/4 the way through the video you can see the controller launching the drone from the headland. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 24 July 2013
Well Almost Eaten Crazy footage of close call Ok ok, slightly mis leading, he wasnt fully eaten by a whale, but by god was he close to it. It actually sends shivers down me every time I look at this. Can you imagine the feelingof this monster coming up under neath you. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 15 July 2013
Quad helicopter footage Nigara falls like you have never seen before This most be one of the coolest gadgets I have ever seen used in one of the coolest applications I have ever seen. Im sure you have seen Niagara falls from an aerial view before but I dout you have ever seen it like this. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 July 2013
Heart Warming Watch this diver capture this event on his gopro. A fantastic video here filmed off Virgina beach in the states. Adrian Colaprete who was fishing with friends around 50 miles off shore, spotted a whale acting irrationally and moved in for a closer look. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 July 2013
Incredbile Cyclying SkillRed Bull has gone pretty abstract with this video. Danny Macskill is a Scottish trails rider that shot to fame through his YouTube videos. They are pretty awesome to say the least. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 29 June 2013
People Are Awesome Alot of these videos about, but this is by those fine folks by GoPro As we say in the title there is alot of these videos floating about the place but this particular one is done entirely by the go pro video. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 28 June 2013
Feel good Story of the Day Fancy being taped to the back of a pro surfer? For Pascale Honroe being duck taped to the back of a surfer was her only option and means the absolute world to her if this video is anything to go by. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 25 June 2013
Bear Grylls in North Dublin Ok ok not quite, but this is hilarious. Sean Bourke clearly with a little too much time on his hands came up with this brilliant parody of Bear Grylls in North Dublin. If you are a fan or a hater of Bear Grylls you will enjoy it. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 22 June 2013
Peregrine Falcon V Downhill Mountain BikerYou are in for a treat, one of our favorite videos this season Most of you will know that this season we have started our falconry packages at Ballyhass so our interest in these magnificent birds have just sky rocketed. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 June 2013
Red Bull Extreme Adventures These boys just hit extreme home run after extreme home run We have reported on extreme adventures in the past on the blog but after stumbling across these video you just wonder is there anything Red bull cant make more extreme? I would love to be in one of their marketing meetings, Id imagine it going something like this; -whats a really extreme sport that we can take advantage of? - Sky diving is pretty extreme! - Ahh everyone has done that, think out side the box. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 17 June 2013
155mph In A Wingsuit Norwegian Espen Fadnes Travels 155mph off a Mountain in Stryn  If you liked this video check out these other posts; wingsuit flight through a mountain wingsuit flight between two buildings We love a good wingsuit video as you probably no well if you are keeping track of our blog here at Ballyhass. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 June 2013
Mickey Smith VideosWe came across this simply stunning video The photography in this movie is second to none and one we had to share. Mickey Smith is a renkowned surf photography and in this piece he describes what it is like to go out winter after winter, storm after storm, feel the cold seep into his core shoot after shoot and still at the end of the day say that he is truely happy to do what he does! Simply brilliant. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 June 2013
Touching Russia Have you ever tired to touch a country? This guy has.  An absolutely bizarre concept here. Cody White in an effort to promote Russia beyond the headlines news site and app, went traveling across Russia literally aiming to touch the country. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 June 2013
Flash Floods This video will scare anyone you regulary accesses rivers. There is not much to be said about this video. We came across it on the Kayak Session website with the title of "always look upstrem" We couldnt agree more but in this case I dont think it would do anygood. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 June 2013
Hero Of The Week. 102yr old does a base jump. 100 and 2 years old/ Base Jump... A big shout out to Dorothy Custer you surely has to be the oldest person in History to do any kind of parachute jump let alone a base jump. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 28 May 2013
Record Breaking The highest bases jump of all time has been made this MayIf you like this check out these other posts;Check out what its like to climb Mt Everest, The most extreme video you will see& more base jumping with This will blow your mind Valery Rozov a russian adventurer has entered the record books with a feat so crazy that it even has its own movie trailer. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 May 2013
Want to see the route to Everest? Check out this amazing video of the route to the Summit of the world. For a lot of people climbing everest is just a pipe dream. Fitness, deadication, experience, determination time and money are luxeries that alot of people dont have. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 11 May 2013
The Lake is On Fire If you need proof, check out this amazing video taken over the weekend The lake has been fishing well since the beginning of April when conditions have allowed, but we decided to do a top up stock last week in both the small lake and the main lake and it really has heating the action up. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 24 April 2013
Wild Atlantic Way, North to Cork Will this be our world class long distance drive like route 66?Wild Atlantic Way We had heard about the Wild Atlantic Way project in various failte Ireland meetings that we have attended over the last couple of seasons, but I dont think any of us thought we were going to see too much movement on the project anywhere near as fast as this. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 April 2013
100 wild huts We have serious outdoor envy when we came across this cool site. Kevin Langan has set himself the challenge to build 100 man made huts in the wild. He spends one night in each of them to test his build and blog about the process and the over night experience. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 14 April 2013
Banff Film Festival Dublin Highlights and favorite parts of the event We attended the Dublin section of the Banff Outdoor adventure film festival on Friday night in the Awesome Walls climbing centre Dublin. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 11 April 2013
Jeb Corliss does it again. Wing suit expert continues to push the boundaries It was a good while now when we last showed you a video of this guy Jeb Corliss. Out off all the wing suit videos out on the internet at the moment his ones consistently come to the fore. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 April 2013
Are you a runner? Be prepared to be blown away at the endurance, achievements and humility of this one athlete. We have just finished reading an article in the New Your Times about the only professional Ultra runner in the world Kilian Jornet Burgada. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 April 2013
Amazing Disabled Kayaking A fantastic video with a story of inspiration at its heart. This is the story of Greg Mallory you damaged his legs in a skiing accident and has been in a wheel chair ever since. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 28 March 2013
Would you use a wingsuit? Not just use one but fly through the two towers of a skyscrapper? I didnt think so! Its ok we have a found some guys to do it for you. We had to share this video with you guys. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 27 March 2013
OntheQT film an incredible video Really highlights all we have to offer. We were very lucky to be picked by Stephaine Lynch founder of OntheQT.ie as one of her launch projects. Ontheqt. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 25 March 2013
One cold ass March We are suffering this year, but wait it could be worse... Well here we are in the first week of Easter and my god is it cold out! We have our inaugural easter campers as Gaeilge braving the weather today. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 24 March 2013
Awesome Ballyhass Day Out If this doesnt get you excited about a group day out nothing will. Perfect example of a Ballyhass Group Day If this doesnt get you excited nothing will! Blown Away by this video that was submitted by one of our facebook friends Szymon Ka. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 March 2013
Scaring the bejaysus out of us This is what its like to fall off a mountain... This footage is of a climber on an "easy route" in the welsh mountains last month. About half way up the route a falling piece of ice hits him and knocks him off his standing. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 08 March 2013
Banff Mountain Film Festival Coming to UCC, We have already booked several tickets have you? The Banff Film festival celebrates all things outdoors. It covers topics as diverse as mountaineering, sky diving, base jumping, kayaking, trail running, first assents. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 March 2013
Most Insane Swing Would you give this a try? Now, we are in process of developing our own giant swing but im sorry to disappoint you but it is not going to be this big. We would need to get on to John A Woods to see if they would dig a bigger hole. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 27 February 2013
Promotion from Bear Grylls Like him or not, this is funny... Bear Grylls recently did a promo video for New Zealand Air lines and below is the end result. People seem to either love him or hate him but if this came on a plane surely you would sit up and pay attention? More airlines should follow this route passeengers might be just that little bit more educated. ...

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