15 October 2019

Bushcraft Skills 1 This Weekend - One Place Available

One spot is still available for a Bushcraft Skills 1 this coming weekend in Killarney (19th & 20th). Weekend is beginner friendly and will give you the skills to build a shelter, sleep outdoors, make fire from spark, cook on a fire and an intro to foraging for food. Plus how to make water safe for drinking.

More Details Here: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/bushcraftsurvival.php
Click Here To Get In Touch: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/contact.php

10 October 2019

Summer Mountaineering Or Scrambling - How To Get There

I meet a lot of experienced and accomplished hill walkers, wanting to get more adventurous in terms of ridges and scrambles; be able to pack a rope into the mountains and use it; but unsure how to get there. Basically moving into what we call 'Summer Mountaineering' or 'Scrambling'.

These are usually the three points they need to sort out:


A. Their backpack is usually too small and their gear is usually too minimal. A lot more backup gear/emergency gear needs to be carried (http://outdoorsireland.blogspot.com/2016/06/what-kit-to-carry-in-mountains.html). Yes your backpack gets heavier - but you get self sufficient!

B. They do not see enough of the risks and dangers around them; like rope damage, loose rock, less than ideal anchors, the need for (safe) speed, a climber above you dislodging rocks, slippy grass ramps, traverses above big exposure.

C. 13 Clear Cut Skills:
1. Anchor Choice
2. Anchor Placement
3. Rope Flake/Coil/Knots
4. Body Belay Climb
5. Body Belay Lower
6. Ascending A Pitch
7. Descending A Pitch
8. Placing Runners
9. Communication
10. Equipment
11. Retrievable Classic Abseil
12. Retrievable Full Abseil
13. Moving Together

Get these three big things sorted - and you become a mountaineer or scrambler!

4 October 2019

Mountain Skills 2, Killarney Lakes Kayaking, Glengarriff Bay Sea Kayaking - All Upcoming


Upcoming Places:

Killarney Lakes Kayaking : Sat 5th @ 2pm


Killarney Lakes Kayaking : Wed 9th @ 930am


Glengarriff Bay Sea Kayaking : Fri 11th @ 10am


Mountain Skills 2 (Killarney) : Sat 12th-Sun 13th @ 930am


Killarney Lakes Kayaking : Sun 13th @ 230pm


Please Contact Nathan For More Details

18 September 2019

Learn To Rock Climb Training Course Coming Up - In Gap Of Duloe, Kerry

If you have always wanted to try rock climbing; or learn how to rock climbing properly, safely and well; we have a two-day Learn To Rock Climb Course happening in the spectacular Gap of Dunloe on Fri 27th & Sat 28th Sep.

Places available, beginner friendly and all gear provided: http://www.outdoorsireland.com/rockclimbing.php

12 September 2019

Killarney Lakes Kayaking - Special Offer


Great weather forecast next few days!

To celebrate the autumn arrival (and get some last minute bookings!) our Killarney Lakes Kayaking is half price from this Fri 13th to Wed 18th. So €30pp instead of €60pp for a half-day kayak trip.

To avail of this you need to mention this offer when you book with Nathan please.

Click Here To Book

31 August 2019

27 August 2019

Awesome New Double Sea Kayaks Arrived

Delighted with the arrival of two of these awesome double kayaks. Stable and comfy. Brilliant for the very nervous, very small and very big paddlers. Even has a drop-down rudder that is foot operated!

22 August 2019