Saturday Mountain Activities

All activities are full-day sessions in the mountain environment. Please ensure that you bring suitable outdoor gear. In the event the activity you want to do is not available please email ruth@mountaineering.ie and we will try and accommodate demand.

Remember to book your activities!

Mountain SKILLS

Introduction to Mountain Navigation

  • Ratio 1:8

  • Cost €30.00

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

 IMprovers Navigation

  • Ratio 1:8

  • Cost €30.00

This is ideal for women who have a basic foundation of navigating but wish to develop their skills further, thus increasing the ability to explore unfamiliar terrain and new locations.

Scrambling - introduction

  • Ratio 1:4

  • Cost €30.00

Have you ever wanted to explore off the trail? Ever wondered how you could negotiate steeper rocky terrain? Then this introduction to Scrambling is for you. Scrambling is described as the middle ground between walking and climbing. Routes are usually over broken ground and involve the use of hands on the rock/steep ground. This course will work on movement techniques, balance, route choice, spotting and may also cover some very basic rope techniques. This is designed for beginners so no previous experience necessary ...... just a desire to explore!

scrambling - intermediate

  • Ratio 1:4

  • Cost €45.00

This Intermediate Scrambling course is suitable for participants who have done some scrambling previously. Whilst there will be some time spent revising movement skills, much of the time will be spent on choosing routes with a small challenge and learning efficient rope skills suitable for different situations that arise.

Previous scrambling experience necessary for this course.

Club Walk - Moderate

  • Ratio 2:13

  • Cost: Free

Join female walk leaders from the Galway Walking Club on a moderate walk taking in wonderful views of Connemara. This is an ideal opportunity for networking with women from other clubs and to practice your existing skills with more experienced leaders.

Club Walk - Ramble

  • Ratio 2:13

  • Cost: Free

Join female walk leaders from the Galway Walking Club on a ramble around Connemara. This is an ideal opportunity for networking with women from other clubs and to practice your existing skills with more experienced leaders.

Climbing SKILLS Instruction

ROCK CLIMBING: Introduction to climbing

  • Ratio 1:4

  • Cost €30.00

For those who are keen to try this exhilarating sport and acquire the fundamental skills of rock climbing. You will learn some climbing skills, techniques, simple knots, rope work and belaying and some advice to kick start climbing more often.

Rock Climbing: Improvers climbing    

  • Ratio 1:4

  • Cost €45.00

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 €60.00

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.

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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