Over the ensuing years, as well as expanding the business Jamie has found time for other challenges! He led the first Irish Kayak Expedition to circumnavigate Cape Horn in South America and he was a team member of the South Aris expedition which re-enacted Shackleton’s famous adventure in the Antarctic. In 2003 he and one other attempted to traverse from the South Pole to Patriot Hills by kite buggy! In 2012 Jamie took part in the Round Rockall Sailing Race which he helped to instigate. He sailed the Killary Flyer single-handedly and did us all proud once more. In 2013 with a crew of 9 others including kayakers, climbers and film-makers Jamie set off on another highly successful Killary Expedition to Greenland for approximately 10 weeks. Read their story on www.northofdisko.com.
Always looking to the future and introducing new concepts of adventure to Ireland, in 2006 Jamie developed the concept of Gaelforce West Adventure Race. The race ran for the first time in August 2006 in association with Failte Ireland. Now it sees up to 3,000 competitors take to the Galway and Mayo hills to complete the 65km course.
Since then Killary Gaelforce has been created and is market leader for adventure challenges in Ireland with a total of 12 events now on the calendar, as diverse as a 10km trail run to an open water swimming event and a night cycle sportif. Every year new ideas and events emerge from the ever-active minds of the Killary team!