In 1966, outdoor wear as we know it didn¹t really exist. Then Berghaus came along. It all began when climbers and mountaineers Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison from the North East of England, frustrated by what they saw as a lack of decent outdoor gear, decided to import and sell their own. Their specialist outdoor store in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, went by the name of the LD Mountain Centre and quickly gained a reputation for selling the very best in high-performance outdoor products from the likes of Atomic Skis, Marker Bindings and Nordica Ski. So successful was the LD Mountain Centre that Lockey and Davison soon began to design, test and make their own gear for sale in the shop. This high-quality, innovative clothing range, inspired by what climbers actually wanted and needed, was called Berghaus. And so began the Berghaus brand.
The Great Outdoors
We at Great Outdoors Dublin aspire to be the one-stop outdoors shop, kitting our customers out for their many adventures wherever they may be. Founded in 1976, the shop is currently owned and managed by Ken Costigan and Derek Moody. It's as 100% Irish now as it was guaranteed Irish back then. Since our inception as the Great Outdoors, we have welcomed many adventurers through our doors. People venturing off to the North Pole, Everest and other hard to reach places have all stocked up here before setting off. Others diving in the Red Sea or the Glacial Fjords of Iceland have been equipped through ourselves. Students on J1 visas or Australian work permits have all been looked after before heading off on their travels. No matter how big your adventure, it's still your adventure and we have always strived to make that adventure the best possible one.
For 80 years La Sportiva have been producing innovative footwear and we are looking forward to the next 80 years. Produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, La Sportiva supports 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. Everyday the mountains surround the people who handcraft your shoes. Being mountain based and family run allows us to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage we can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with our rich knowledge of shoe making to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live.
Wild Country is a world famous, independent company, owned and managed by climbers that makes high quality rock climbing equipment at it's base in the heart of one the UK’s most famous rock climbing areas the Peak District. Wild Country people always have been and always will be climbers, who can utilise their vast experience of all types of climbing to make it so. Wild Country is now, and always has been, run by a small and dedicated team. These people all come with a pedigree and love of climbing and experience in the manufacturing and retailing sides stretching over many years.
Petzl was founded on a commitment to serve: "Aiding progression towards the inaccessible". From the outset, this idea is in the spirit of founder Fernand Petzl, a caver looking for solutions to the challenges presented by progression. For 30 years, Petzl has been designing and distributing solutions that aid in commitment and progression on vertical and/or dark terrain with optimal efficiency, freedom and safety. While looking to bring concrete solutions to the user, Petzl aims to solve the technical challenges encountered on the terrain. The company's greatest innovations have been the result of expertise, and also of a method: listen to the client, analyse his needs, experiment, develop, test.
Our friends at Travelodge Dublin Airport South have offered a great deal to Awesome Walls & our customers. During February, March and April 2013 a rate of 39.00 euro per room (subject to availability) applies to anyone staying over to climb at Awesome Walls. Rates include VAT, sleeps from 1 to 3 adults and the rate is per room not per person. To avail of the offer you just have to mention Awesome Walls.
Having ordered copious amounts of pizzas from all over the place during the build phase we soon settled on Firehouse Pizza as they provide simply the best pizzas around allied with a fast reliable delivery service (always a serious issue when hungry). Now we’ve gone a step further and are offering them as part of our Café menu! They are also the perfect solution to the birthday party food conundrum after the kids have enjoyed a climbing session at the wall.