27 September 2012

Carrauntoohil Via Heavenly Gates

Photos From One Of Our Carrauntoohil Guided Climbs, In The MacGillycuddy Reeks. It Isn't Always This Spectacular Up There!
Carrauntoohil Via Heavenly Gates

Heading Into Hag's Glen With Devil's Ladder & Carrauntoohil In Background


Carrauntoohil Via Heavenly Gates
Heavenly Gates Route Carving Across The Face Of Carrauntoohil


Carrauntoohil Via Heavenly Gates
Barry (Our Guide) At The Pass Through Heavenly Gates

26 September 2012

Company Outing Or Hen Party Ideas For Killarney & Galway

Company Outing Or Hen Party Ideas For Killarney & Galway
Kerry Option:
Rock Climb & Abseil In The Gap Of Dunloe (Half-Day) : €45 Per Person

Kerry Way Guided Hike Through Ancient Oak Woods & Killarney National Park (Half-Day) : Guide Rate Of €200 Total)

Galway Option: Galway/Kinvara Bay Sea Kayaking, Followed By Afternoon Tea At Father Ted’s : €55 Per Person (Price Includes Afternoon Tea)

Burren Guided Hike (Half-Day) : Guide Rate Of €200
Company Outing Or Hen Party Ideas For Killarney & Galway

Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence!

We were just awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2012! Thanks Trip Advisor, but mainly thanks to our customers over the past years!
 Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence!

20 September 2012

Carrauntoohil Guided Climb Video

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Turn Your Head Sidewards To Watch This!

What Are The Essential Irish Hill Walking Skills?

It can be a little daunting sometimes to leave the foot-paths behind and venture into open hills and mountains, especially when perhaps the responsibility is on you to get yourself safely home at the end of the day!

Here are the things I'd suggest to become self-sufficient, competent and confident...

1. Have The Correct Equipment
Food : Water : Flask : Laminated Map : Spare Map? : Silva Type 4 Compass : Spare Compass? : First Aid Kit : Double Survival Bag/Bivvy Bag : Kissu/Group Shelter : Walking Poles? : Hat/Gloves & Spares : Back Pack : Bin Bag/Rucksack Liner : Walking Boots (With Ankle Support) : Waterproofs : Breathable Clothing & Layers : Spare Fleeces : Torch & Spare Batteries : Whistle : Phone : Watch

2. Know How To Use This Equipment Properly

3. Complete A First Aid Course
Wilderness First Aid/Remote Emergency Care Level 2


4. Be Able To Read A Map & Compass Plus Navigate, Both In Good Weather & Bad Weather
Mountain Skills Training

5. Plan Your Approximate Route Before You Leave Home & Leave A Route Plan Behind With Someone
Specifically Look At Route Length, Weather Forecast, Route Hazards, River Crossings & An Escape Route


6. Get Out & Practice In A Safe Environment, Ideally With A Couple Of Other Like-Minded People

Click Here To See Some Useful Videos/Blogs

Click Here To See Details Of Our Mountain Skills Courses

What Are The Essential Irish Hill Walking Skills?

Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team

Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team
Mountain Skills 2 Course We Ran For The Irish Search Dogs Recently In The Gap Of Dunloe. This Two-Day Course Covered Map Reading, Compass Bearings, Night Navigation, Mountain Hypothermia & Steep Ground Work.

Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team

Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team

Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team


Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team


Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team


Mountain Skills 2 With Irish Search Dogs Team

For Details Of Our Mountain Skills Training Click Here.
We Run These Mountain Skills Courses In Kerry, Galway & Wicklow.

19 September 2012

Mountain Skills 1 In Galway

Our first Mountain Skills 1 (MS1) Course in Galway is running on Sat 6th & sun 7th Oct! The map reading and navigation course will be based in the hills on the Galway/Burren border, overlooking Kinvara and Galway Bay.

For More Details On Our Galway Mountain Skills Courses Click Here

Mountain Skills 1 In Galway

Mountain Hypothermia

Recognising & Dealing With Mountain Hypothermia

What Is It?
Gradual Body Cooling
Body Core Temperature Usually 37.4°

What Causes It?
Cold : Improper Equipment : Rain : Wind : Fatigue : Stress : Dehydration : Hunger

How Will I Recognise It?
Shivering : Switching Off : Umbles : Shivering Stops : Drowsy : Unconscious

What Can I Do?
Warm : Dry Clothes : Survival Bag : Kissu : Warm Drink & Food : Medical Attention

How Can I Prevent It?
Route Choice : Equipment : Weather : Fitness : Warm Drink & Food

18 September 2012

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Walking Into The Hag's Glen, With Devil's Ladder In Front

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Carrauntoohil's Summit From Lough Gouragh

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Lough Gouragh & Lough Callee

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Half-Moon Hanging Above Carrauntoohil & O Shea's Gully

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Barry At Heavenly Gates

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Path From Heavenly Gates To Carrauntoohil

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Looking Down Central Gully At Devil's Spy Glass Lake

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Devil's Spy Glass Lake At Base Of O Shea's Gully

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Looking Up O Shea's Gully

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Beenkeragh Ridge Reflected In Devil's Spy Glass Lake

Carrauntoohil On An Amazing Summer's Day (Last Week)
Looking At The Big Gun & The Bone From The Second Level

13 September 2012

At Devil's Spy Glass Lake, On Carrauntoohil


Guided Climb Of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Mountain, Last Weekend. We Had An Amazing Day For Our Climb, Ascending Via Heavenly Gates, And Descending O Shea's Gully, Stopping Here At 'Devil's Spy Glass Lake' Or 'The Third Level'.

This Was One Of Our Guided Carrauntoohil And MacGillycuddy Reeks Climbs. For More Details See: www.outdoorsireland.com/hillwalking.php

12 September 2012

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike

Some photos from a recent Kerry Way Guided Hike we ran on a Penal Time Mass Path, close to Derrynane Beach/House.
Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike

Rainbow Cottage!

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike
Donkey Looking For A Chat

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike
Mass Path, Dating Back To Penal Times

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike
Overlooking Derrynane Harbour

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike
Little Lobster Pot Pier Hidden In The Bushes

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike
Smugglers Cove, Once A Thriving Smugglers Port

Kerry Way Mass Path Guided Hike
Derrynane Harbour & The Skelligs At The Far Right

5 September 2012

Ross Castle & Lough Lein In Sunshine!

Ross Castle & Lough Lein In Sunshine!
Ross Castle, Lough Lein & Mangerton Mountain In Sunshine, On One Of Our Lakes Of Killarney Guided Kayak Tours!

4 September 2012

Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe

Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe
Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe, With The MacGillycuddy Reeks In The Background

Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe

Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe

Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe

Rock Climbing & Abseiling In The Gap Of Dunloe