After almost 4 months suspension of our services due to Covid 19 we are delighted to be back and
OPEN FOR BUSINESS !!!
We can assure you that we will be adhering to all guidelines to offer you the safest possible experience.
Every effort is made by us to keep our events calendar updated but please appreciate that at times we are extremely busy, as a result we may not have got around to updating our events calendar with future scheduled events. Please do contact us to enquire regards a specific date. If these dates don’t work for you then just let us know and we will do our very best to arrange a specific date to suit.
Mountain Skills 1 ( 2 Day Course Dec 5th – Dec 6th )
Mountain Skills 1 is a two day course involving 20 hours of instruction & tuition. We will cover Map reading, Contour features & Recognition of natural features , Navigation techniques, Mountain hazards, Personal equipment including correct clothing and Emergency equipment. Distance measurement, Timing and Pacing.
At the end of this course you will have a solid and comprehensive introduction to the skills needed to be self sufficient in the hills & mountains. Mountain Skills training and assessment also provide foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader award (ML)
More information on Mountain Skills Courses >>HERE<<
Length: 2 days/20hrs
What's included: Tea/Coffee & delicious fresh homemade scone on the first morning.
Residential Course Price: We offer a residential package also where you have the option to book accommodation and meals at The Climbers Inn, Glencar which is where our courses are based.
Single Room x 1 Night on a Dinner, B&B basis is €265 or x 2 Nights on a Dinner B&B basis is €350
Double / Twin Room x 1 Night on a Dinner, B&B basis is €250pps or x 2 Nights on a Dinner B&B basis is €320pps
What's included: Tea/Coffee & delicious fresh homemade scone on the first morning, private accommodation with cooked breakfast and a 2 course evening meal on each night of your stay.
>>BOOK HERE<< including Ref: MS1 DEC in the enquiry form and course only or residential
Mountain Proficiency & Navigation CourseLearn to become safe and self sufficient in the mountains. Our mountain proficiency courses aim to give you the vital map, compass and relevant hill skills to enable you to navigate in all weathers and is suitable for beginners upwards. They are aimed at individuals, clubs and youth groups. Our 1 day course is based in the MacGillycuddys Reeks mountains – and starts off with a short introduction, followed by a day out on the lower slopes learning about contours, pacing and timing distances, and getting to grips with really understanding what the map is showing us and how landscape features are represented. 1 day course syllabus: Maps, scales, grid system & grid references Concept of the three D’s – Direction, Distance and Detail The Compass, different types, advantages and disadvantages, measuring and taking bearings, allowing for magnetic variation Techniques for following bearings in bad visibility, back bearings Pacing distances and timing distances, all measuring and calculations Understanding Contours – the shape of the land – and interpreting map features. €75pp
>>BOOK HERE<< including Ref: MP13/12 in the enquiry form.