Arran Day 1 Glenashdale Falls - Meet Mike

Meet The Stars of SS24: Mike

As we launch our new season range, we look back as we worked with some truly remarkable people. All outdoor enthusiasts, yet from different backgrounds, our Spring Summer 24 shoot was an incredibly fun and enjoyable experience due to these people, so we thought we'd share a bit more about our SS24 Stars of The Shoot.

Meet Mike

In the quaint town of Westport, nestled along the rugged coastline of County Mayo, Ireland, resides Michael Quinn, a passionate hill walker adventurer with a heart for adventure and a commitment to supporting young autistic adults. His journey into the great outdoors has not only ignited a deep-seated passion within him but has also fostered profound connections and friendships amidst the breath taking landscapes of his homeland.

Michael's love for exploration and adventure led him to immerse himself in the natural beauty of Ireland's west coast. As he traversed the ridges and scrambled through rocky terrain, he found himself enveloped in moments of pure magic, particularly when shrouded by the misty veils of clouds. Yet, for Michael, the true essence of his outdoor escapades lies not only in the awe-inspiring scenery but in the bonds forged with fellow adventurers.

Reflecting on his recent excursions, Michael fondly recalls the camaraderie shared among his companions. Whether navigating challenging trails or sharing hearty laughs around the campfire, every moment has been enriched by the warmth of friendship and the joy of shared experiences. In the company of like-minded individuals, silence is a rarity, replaced instead by the infectious banter and joviality characteristic of their outings.

For Michael and his fellow adventurers, the essence of their camaraderie lies in the concept of "crack," spelled C-R-A-I-C, a term deeply rooted in Irish culture that encapsulates the spirit of good times and lively conversation. Amidst the laughter and camaraderie, bonds have been forged that transcend mere adventure; they represent a shared journey of growth, connection, and unwavering support.

In partnership with Craghoppers, Michael's adventures have been enhanced by durable, high-performance outdoor gear designed to withstand the rigors of exploration. From technical outerwear to versatile footwear, Craghoppers equips adventurers like Michael with the tools they need to embrace the elements and embark on unforgettable journeys.

As Michael continues to tread the winding paths of Ireland's wild landscapes, he does so with a profound appreciation for the friendships forged and the memories created along the way. With each step, he embraces the spirit of adventure, guided by the enduring bonds of camaraderie and the unwavering support of his fellow explorers.

Learn more about Mike and his love for the outdoors from the man himself below.

ch_uk-Blog - Author - Joseph Box

Joseph Box

Joe is a keen outdoor enthusiast, enjoying running and bouldering in his spare time.

Publish Date: 14/02/2024