22 January 2020

Winter Mountaineering Training Day - Course Program

Winter Mountaineering Training Day - Course Program:

Helmet & Harness
Rope Flake
Rope Coil
Rope Tie In Around Waist
Rope Tie In Through Harness

Moving Roped Together As Two
Moving Roped Together As Four
Tight Rope At All Times
Rear Person Holds Back/Slows Down

Ice Axe Handling
Using Axe For Walking
Using Axe For Picking
Plunge Ice Axe Arrest

Rigid Boots V Flexible Boots
Rigid Crampons V Flexible Crampons
Adjusting & Fitting Crampons
Walking In Crampons
Climbing In Crampons

Moving Roped Together With Axe & Crampon
Placing Sling As Runner
Placing Nut/Hex As Runner
Using Runner
Transferring A Runner From In Front Of You To Behind You

Moving Along A Fixed Line
Moving Around An Anchor On A Fixed Line (Two Sling Method)

Mountain Hazards
Mountain Gear
Mountain Mistakes (Lack Of Food/Lack Of Water/Dehydration/Hypothermia/Hyperthermia/Stress/Altitude/Lack Of Prep/Lack Of Fitness/Lightning/Avalanche/Rock Fall/Blizzard)
 

Knots:
Rethread Figure Of Eight & Stopper
Clove Hitch
Overhand Knot

Full Mountaineering & Rock Climbing Resources Here
Basic Mountain Gear
Placing An Anchor

16 January 2020

Mountain Skills 2 Syllabus

Mountain Skills 2 Syllabus
This is an official training course, approved and certified by Mountaineering Ireland, and run by qualified and certified instructors. Course Directed By Nathan Kingerlee. This is the second part of achieving Mountain Skills Assessment and also the second part of achieving Mountain Leader. Mountain Skills Assessment Follows On Next.


Mountaineering Ireland
Mountain Skills/Mountain Leader

Mountain Hypothermia - Causes/Recognition/Treatment/Prevention

3 Norths - True/Grid/Magnetic

Set Map With Features
Set Map With Compass
Pacing
Timing
Compass Bearing
Back Bearing
Back Pack Drop
Feature Recognition – Close/Distant
Handrail Navigation
Contour Navigation
Cut Off Point
Tick Off Point
Attack Point
Aiming Off
Re–Section

Night Navigation - Reasons/Actions/Compass Leap Frog

Route Planning - Identify Quality Mountain Walks/Route Card/Bad Weather Route/Escape Route

Mountain Rescue - Mountain Rescue Ireland/Incident Procedure/Scenario/Call Out Procedure

Route Finding/Look At Big Picture
Ascent/Descent/Traverse
Safe Movement
Safe Haven
Hazards
Scouting
Spotting
Environment Considerations

Recap Day 1

Mountain Skills Assessment Feedback


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Click Here To See Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus

15 January 2020

Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus

Mountain Skills 1 Syllabus
This is an official training course, approved and certified by Mountaineering Ireland, and run by qualified and certified instructors. Course Directed By Nathan Kingerlee. This is the first part of achieving Mountain Skills Assessment and also the first part of achieving Mountain Leader. Mountain Skills 2 Follows On Next.


Mountaineering Ireland
Mountain Skills/Mountain Leader

Scale
Symbol
Age/Reliability
Early OSI Map – 1970 Photography
Current OSI Maps– 1995 Photography
National Grid
4 Figure Grid Reference
6 Figure Grid Reference

Set Map With Features
Thumbing
Contour Features
Distance Estimation
Time Estimation
Handrail Navigation
Contour Navigation
Cut Off Point
Tick Off Point
Distance Measurement
Pacing
GPS Intro

Mountain Equipment - Essential Gear

Access/Land Ownership
Hill Walker/Land Owner Relations
Plants/Wildlife
Leave No Trace

Mountain Hazards - Mountain/Weather/Human

Naismith’s Rule - 5KM = 60 Mins/1 Uphill Contour = 1 Min

Recap Contour Features - Flat/Steep/Spot Height/Trig Point/Spur/Col/Re–Entrant/Plateau/Corrie/Change Of Slope

Pacing
Timing
Back Pack Drop
Feature Recognition – Close/Distant
Set Map With Compass
Attack Point
Slope Aspect
Re–Location
4 Figure Grid Reference
6 Figure Grid Reference

Basic Compass Bearing

Route Card - Escape Route


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One Place Left For Mountain Skills 1 Training



We have a two-day map reading/mountain navigation - Mountain Skills 1 - running in Glengarriff on 25th & 26th Jan, followed by Killarney on 1st & 2nd Feb.

One spot left available for each weekend.

This training is approved/certified by Mountaineering Ireland.

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9 January 2020

Apprentice Position

This year/summer season we have an apprentice position, or internship position, available. Based in Killarney National Park/Kerry, with some Glengarriff Nature Reserve/Cork work also.

Three to four days per week; depending on your schedule - and what suits you (within reason). 95% of the work is kayak guiding and kayak coaching, on our guided kayaking and guided sea kayaking tours. You will be working with one of four qualified and experienced instructors at all times.

1. This is not a paid position with us.
2. This will not lead to a paid position with us.

You Will Receive:
1. €20 Per Day Petrol Money
2. Outdoor Experience In A Small Leading Outdoor Company
3. Outdoor Experience Working, Guiding, Coaching & Teaching
4. Regular Debriefing / Regular Team Breakfast Meetings
5. Training As An Assistant Outdoor Instructor
6. Any Internal Training Courses We Run - You Can Attend (See Here)
7. Any External Training Courses We Attend - You Can Attend
8. Log Hours For Kayak Instructorship (Plus Some Mountaineering, Rock Climbing & Hiking Hours)

This position would be suited for someone thinking of a career change into the outdoor industry; or a trainee instructor wanting to gain experience in the private industry and log a lot of quality hours over one summer season.

1. Summer season runs from start of May to start of September.
2. A typical working day would be 9am - 530pm at Ross Castle.
3. At the end of the summer season you should be in a position to complete a Kayak Instructor Training Course.

Having read this, if you are pretty sure you are still interested, please email me on info@outdoorsireland.com. Below are some links to give you an idea of how we operate and what we do. Thanks, Nathan Kingerlee - Manager/Outdoors Ireland

1. http://www.outdoorsireland.com/
2. http://outdoorsireland.blogspot.com/
3. https://www.facebook.com/outdoorsireland
4. https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186612-d2004763-Reviews-5. Outdoors_Ireland-Killarney_County_Kerry.html
5. https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g212093-d12033390-Reviews-Outdoors_Ireland-Glengarriff_County_Cork.html

7 January 2020

Second Hand Open Canoe For Sale / Second Hand Canadian Canoe For Sale

Second Hand Open Canoe For Sale / Second Hand Canadian Canoe For Sale

We have a second hand open canoe for sale, a few scratches but in good condition. Couple of years old. We're just not using it that much, so decided to sell.

Mad River 14TT Canoe (14 Foot Long/2 Person Canoe)

Price €1000. This includes the canoe, two basic paddles, two basic helmets, a proper canoe sail, two life-jackets, and as many small or medium wetsuits as you like. Canoe will come with bow and stern ropes. And if you're interested we can add in a morning's training session for it.


If interested please ring or text me on 086 860 45 63.
Thanks, Nathan