Saturday Mountain Activities

All activities are full-day sessions in the mountain environment. Please ensure that you bring suitable outdoor gear.

Remember to book your activities!

Mountain skills Instruction

Mountain Skills Refresher/assessment prep

  • Ratio 1:8
  • Cost €26.00  

For those who want some fine-tuning of Mountain Skills. Part of the day will be run like a mock assessment, with opportunities for further training and trouble-shooting. Each person will be given feedback and advice on how to prepare for assessment. Bring your logbooks.

Leading Groups in the Mountains

  • Ratio 1:8
  • Cost €26.00  

Ideal for women who wish to lead in the Mountains.  The day will include a review of navigation, including typical leadership style legs. Each person will be given feedback and advice on how to develop their experience. Participants should bring a map & compass.

Introduction & Improver's Navigation

  • Ratio 1:8
  • Cost €26.00  

This is ideal for women who wish to gain confidence as navigators, thus increasing the ability to explore unfamiliar terrain and new locations. Bring Map Sheet 56 and a compass.

 

Scrambling - introduction

  • Ratio 1:4
  • Cost €46.00  

To cover route choice and techniques for unroped and roped scrambling.  Will include suggestions on places to go to continue improving. Possibly also practice taking coils, running belays, etc. Participants should have experience of hillwalking in rocky areas.

scrambling - intermediate

  • Ratio 1:4
  • Cost €46.00        

As above, but for those with some prior experience of movement on steeper terrain and scrambling.

Climbing SKILLS Instruction

Rock Climbing: Competent Second    

  • Ratio 1:4
  • Cost €46.00  

Those with basic knowledge of rock climbing and belaying can develop their skills. Covers: equipment, tying and clipping on, belaying a leader, removing and placing gear, carrying gear, slings, understanding anchors and setting up belays.

ROCK CLIMBING: LEARN TO LEAD

  • Ratio 1:2
  • Cost €66.00            

For those with climbing experience who want to learn the skills of leading. Covers: Introduction to equipment, racking up, clipping, placing gear, belaying, climbing calls, anchor selection, setting up belays, personal abseiling, use of prussiks, leading routes under supervision.

ROCK CLIMBING: MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING 

  • Ratio 1:2
  • Cost €66.00       

Progressing from single pitch to multi-pitch climbing requires development of existing skills and new skills.  This session will provide practical advice and guidance on the crags. 

Participants must be competent belayers and have led single-pitch routes of V Diff or above.

ROCK CLIMBING: Intro to Climbing& Bouldering/Movement Skills

  • Ratio 2:12
  • Cost €36.00       

For those who are keen to try this exhilarating sport and acquire the fundamental skills of rock climbing and movement. Skills - footwork, body position, efficiency etc. Better movement skills and more confidence on the rock, are a key component to develop your climbing and leading grade!

Kevin’s bed traverse

  • Ratio 1:4
  • Cost €46.00  

Challenge yourself with this exciting mountain journey – enjoy dramatic scenery while gaining some basic climbing skills.

Mountain Meitheal 

  • Ratio 1:12
  • Cost No Fee  

Join female leaders from Mountain Meitheal, the voluntary path conservation group, to undertake drain maintenance along the zig-zags route up from the Miners Village in Glendalough. As well as completing important work, participants will learn about the different techniques used to counter path erosion in busy parts of our uplands.

Self-directed activities

 Participants head out to walk and climb the hills, cliffs and crags of the area in self-led groups.

Please leave details of locations, expected return time and contact details on the notice board. 

 

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