Christmas gifts for the hillwalker in your life

Hi all, Seems like many are already well into planning for Christmas..
So we have a few  things you might be interested in.

Courses you might like to attend

We will be running an introductory training weekend – Mountain Skills 1 on January 5th and 6th. 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. For more details and booking click here…
Mountain Skills 1

We will be running a Mountain Skills 2 course on February 9th and 10th. Mountain Skills 2 builds on the foundation skills covered on Mountain Skills 1. It covers using a compass along with the map, navigating at night and in poor visibility and moving safely over steep ground. For more details and booking click here…  Mountain Skills 2

Courses are usually run at Glendalough, County Wicklow, they are accredited by Mountain Training Board of Ireland (Mountaineering Ireland) and are run by our qualified and experienced team.

Christmas ideas for someone you care about

Why not buy them a voucher for one of our 2019 MS1 or MS2 courses?
Apart from the two listed above we will be running courses throughout the year.

To buy a voucher just click on one of the links below and pay by card, you will receive an email with a Voucher code which can be used when booking any course during 2019…
Mountain Skills 1…
Mountain Skills 2…

If there is anything else you think we could do for you please just drop us a  line at ei.er1544918677omero1544918677lpxe@1544918677ofni1544918677 or call Milly at 086 2475280,
Milly – For the Explore More Team

Mountain Skills Training – Mapreading and more

Announcing another Mountain Skills 1 Course

Dates: January 5th and 6th 2019
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.er1544918677omero1544918677lpxe@1544918677ofni1544918677

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

For more pictures click here:

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