Mountain Skills Training – Mapreading and more

Announcing two Mountain Skills 1 Courses

Dates: 13-14/10/2018 and 24-25/11/2018
Venue: Glendalough, County Wicklow

Mountain Skills 1 is the foundation training to enable you to make your way reliably in open countryside and on our hills. It includes map reading and navigation techniques as well as personal equipment, and some aspects of the upland environment. This course is accredited by the Mountain Training Board of Ireland (the new all Ireland mountain training body) and is usually delivered through two days tuition in an upland environment.

Our team are qualified Mountain Leaders, holding appropriate outdoor first aid certification. Instruction groups are a maximum of 6 participants to each instructor, enabling us to enable maximum learning for each participant. It is highly desirable that participants have had some previous hillwalking experience.

Price for tuition is €120 per participant. Participants must arrange to get to the venue and will need to bring adequate food and water for a day on the hill each day. There is a lot of learning packed into the two days and Saturday will incorporate an after dinner indoor session. We can make arrangements to eat dinner together locally on the Saturday evening and participants may chose to stay somewhere locally or to travel home if the journey is not too long.

For more information or to book a place call Milly at 086 2475280 or send me an email at ei.er1540291747omero1540291747lpxe@1540291747ofni1540291747

We can organise a course close to you on other dates if you have a small group interested. We also provide MS2 courses on request.

Walking the Reeks – May 26th 2018

Route: Hydro Road – Skregbeg (573) – Skregmore (848) – Beenkeragh (1010) – Carrauntoohil (1039) – Cnoc Toinne (845) – Cnoc an Chuillin (958) – Maolán Buí (973) – Cnoc na Péiste (988) – Big Gun (939) – Cruach Mhór (932) – Cruach Bheag (781) – Cnoc na Bhráca (731) – Bóthar Corach – Kate Kearneys Cottage

Distance: 16K    Duration: 11.5 hours    Height gain: 2,750m    Max h­eight: 1,040m

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Snowy day in Wicklow

Walking in Wicklow Mountains National Park – February 28th 2018

Took a snowy walk up Camaderry, over to Turlough Hill, down by the Glenealo River , through the Miners Village and back to Glendalough.

A super day, below zero throughout with soft lying snow. Some ice in places and a little spindrift from time to time. Full winter kit and supplies required, snow shoes a must.

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Kilimanjaro – September 2018

We’reKlimanjaro going to Kilimanjaro in September. We do this with 8 days trekking, while others try to do it in 7. To increase your chances of summitting , we provide an additional acclimatisation day in town when we arrive and also one additional day on the trek. We also provide one day more than most in town after the trek to allow time to taken in the locality and to wind down before we fly home. Sound like your kind of gig? Click here for more details…

Regular walking in Dublin / Wicklow

This is a good time to get started with regular walking in the countryside and the uplands.
Following our successful walk in January, we were asked to organise regular easy walks suitable for families and those new to walking or wanting to get back to it..
So we have set aside some dates, roughly one a month through to September.  Dates here:    Like us on Facebook to stay in touch