Donal is the managing director of Cappanalea OEC, the premier Outdoor Education Centre in Ireland. He has worked as a professional outdoor instructor for over 25 years. He is actively involved in training individuals in mountaineering; canoeing and sailing. As a qualified European Mountain Leader, he has a depth of experience in mountaineering and wilderness expeditioning.
He has climbed in Scotland, the Alps and in the US and has lead and participated in a number of overseas expeditions. He is one of the Beyond Endurance expedition trainers and will lead one of the roped parties on the South Georgia Traverse.