Paul Swail

Paul is one of the few Mountain Guides to come out of Ireland and his main motivation is to get out there!!  He not only aspires to experience fantastic adventures and progress his own skills, he also has a deep passion for developing climbing at a grass roots level. After spending 4 years as a Youth Development Officer for Mountaineering Ireland, he identified the significance of participation and of teaching young climbers the importance of experiencing the mountains responsibly and safely. In addition, he plays a key role in the promotion of climbing in Ireland – which includes organising the Fair Head Climbing meet every year and developing new cliffs around the country.
Paul’s main motivation is to get stuck in and seek out adventure, whilst maintaining a lifestyle of freedom, quality friendships, good music and good beer.  Nowadays he spends much of his time based in the Chamonix valley – but still makes regular trips home to his native Ireland, for some traditional climbing and catching up with friends!