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Adrian Hendroff


Dublin, Ireland









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Specialist Activities

Guidebook and outdoor writing and photography. Magazine and newspaper contributions. Independent outdoor gear testing. Travel and tourism brochures. Photography commissions. Fine art prints and canvases.

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Professional Details

Short Biography

Adrian Hendroff is a writer, photographer and a qualified Mountain Leader. He has ascended all 269 of Ireland’s Vandeleur-Lynam summits over 600m. He is also a member of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild (OWPG) and the Mountain Training Association (MTA).

Adrian is the author of the highly acclaimed From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland’s Great Mountains (The History Press Ireland), The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas: A Walking Guide and Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim: Mountain and Coastal Hillwalks (both by The Collins Press).

He has also contributed to local and international magazines such as TGO, Walking World Ireland, Trek and Mountain, Walking Wales Magazine, Irish Mountain Log, Cover West Magazine and Gafencu Men; The Irish Times Go travel supplement and Discover Ireland’s Online Blog.

Adrian’s mountain photography of Ireland’s high places is unique: something very few photographers in Ireland can claim to do on a national level. His are stunning images of Ireland’s mountains from its highest summits and remotest valleys; in all seasons, at dawn and at dusk.

Adrian has climbed in Scotland, Wales, England, Romania and Iceland, along with the Alps and the Dolomites, but he considers the Irish mountains his spiritual home.

Professional Activities

Adrian has extensive experience of Ireland’s mountains, having already done several hundreds of routes nationwide. This puts him in an ideal position for book projects, magazine contributions and commissioned work with conservation and tourism-based organisations.

He has a stock image library of Ireland’s high places in all of its mountains areas. The selection displayed in his website’s Portfolios is only a subset of a larger library – please enquire for more details. He can accommodate clients in the area of Irish mountain photography: limited-edition and fine-art collections, calendars and other corporate gifts can be made available on request.

As a fully insured and qualified Mountain Leader, Adrian is also available for guiding assignments and leading groups in Ireland and the UK in non-winter conditions. As a member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA), Adrian also runs Mountaineering Ireland(MI)/Bord Oiliuint Sleibhe(BOS) approved Mountain Skills Courses in Ireland. Adrian has up-to-date Rescue and Emergency Care (REC3) first aid and Cardiac (AED) First Responder certificates.

He is also available to give lectures on Ireland’s mountains at club events, corporate events, walking festivals and mountain festivals.

Recent Publications


Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim: Mountain and Coastal Hillwalks (2012)
The Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas: A Walking Guide (2011)
From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland’s Great Mountains (2010)

Magazine, newspaper and online-blog contributions:

“Around the Arderins” – Irish Mountain Log – No.107 (Autumn 2013)
“West Cork Weekender” – Walking World Ireland No.112 (August 2013)
“Ireland in Winter”, UKH (February 2013)
“Classic Blue Stack Ridge” – Walking World Ireland No.110 (January 2013)
“Landscape Photography Masterclass: Controlling Exposure” – Walking World Ireland No.110 (January 2013)
“Landscapes of the West” – Irish Mountain Log No.104 (Winter 2012)
“Bang For Your Buck” – Walking World Ireland No.109 (October/November 2012)
“Masterpiece in the making” – Walking World Ireland No.108 (August 2012)
“The Valley That Time Forgot” – Walking World Ireland No.108 (August 2012)
“8 Great Northwest Walks” – Cover West Magazine (Summer 2012)
“Catch the Moment” – Walking World Ireland No. 107 (May/June 2012)
“Celtic Twilights Photo Essay” – TGO (April 2012)
“Winter’s Magic” – TGO (January 2012)
“Glad to be Gaelic” – Gafencu Men (January 2012)
“Irish Highs” – Trek & Mountain (August 2011)
“Call of the West” – Walking Wales Magazine (June/July 2011)
“Beara Weekender” – Walking World Ireland No.102 (June/July 2011)
“Mountains of a lonely land” – TGO (March 2011)
“Sunrise, Sunsets and Paintbrush Skies” – Walking World Ireland No.100 (2011 Annual)
“Mountain Walking in Ireland” – Discover Ireland Blog (August 2010)
“Irish hills are smiling” – TGO (June 2010)
“All day and all of the night”- Irish Mountain Log No.93 (Spring 2010)
“Peak spirits” – The Irish Times Go (November 28, 2009)
“Next stop, America” – Irish Mountain Log No.90 (Summer 2009)
“Jewels of Connemara” – Irish Mountain Log No.88 (Winter 2008)
“Climb every mountain” – Irish Mountain Log No.86 (Summer 2008)


Highly Commended in the Guidebook Category , OWPG Awards 2012 for Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim: Mountain and Coastal Hillwalks

Award for Excellence in the Outdoor Book category, OWPG Awards 2011 for From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland’s Great Mountains

Highly Commended in the Words and Pictures category, OWPG Awards 2011 for Mountains Of A Lonely Land (TGO Magazine, March 2011)

Mountain Leader Award (summer)

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