About Alpine Sports
Alpine Sports is a Irish owned Company providing climbing and mountaineering clothing and equipment all over the world. It sells directly to our individual customers as well trade sale to commerical service providers. It continually adds new brands since it was started back in 2011, from humble beginnings to what you see today...
Based on the principles of good quality equipment and a fast and light approach to the mountains, you can see this throughout the carefully selected ranges of clothing and equipment. Good quality comes at a price but we try to keep our prices as keen as possible for what we are selling. We work with brands that we can rely on when the conditions are at there most challanging.
It's owner/founder, Nigel Dixon grew up in the midlands of Ireland, spending his time exploring the open country side and as he grew older, discovered his passion for the mountains of Ireland, UK, the Alps and Africa.
Earlier days on Carrantoohil
Years of experience covering camping, hiking, trekking, rock climbing, mixed, winter and alpine climbing has been part of the journey. It was winter climbing is Scotland when he realise how much fun it was to be in the wilds of winter climbing up an icy gully while the rest of world didn’t even know you were there. While he guides and likes to bring people into the mountains, he would love to see more people who start climbing and into the hills, all year round.
Nigel leads off on " Looking Glass Falls" - IV Contuning up to the first Acent of ''Looking Glass Full'' in the Reeks in Kerry with Piaras Kelly of Kerry Climbing
Photo taken in Glen Malure in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
With a retail management background, Nigel worked with in Lowe Alpine for tens years and this gave him a great understanding of quality gear from the early pioneers within the brand.
While not limiting himself to the mountains, Nigel is learning how to skydive with a goal of been able to climb up and paraglide down from the hills. There is a plan to move to the south west of Ireland and bring Alpine Sports to the foothills of the Reeks and Ireland's highest mountain in 2017.
Photo taken at the Irish Parachute Club, Ireland