27 August 2007

Rock Climbing Techniques

Use your feet flat on the rock, stick out your backside and keep your legs straight, using friction instead of footholds, to hold you on the rock.

Using your fingertips on small holds. Keep your fingers close together and you can lock your thumb over the top of your fingers to hold them in position.

Hand Jam
Put your closed fist into a crack and turn it sidewards, so it becomes stuck inside the crack.

While climbing up a crack or corner, put your hands into the crack, turn your body sidewards, so you are pulling sidewards away from the crack. Move your feet as high up the rock as possible, keeping straight legs. Walk your hands and feet up the crack.

While climbing up a corner, put your legs apart, one foot on either wall and push off each wall to get friction.

As you come up onto a ledge, reach up, put your hands onto the ledge and do a push up, pushing your body upwards, so you can climb onto the ledge.

12 August 2007

White Water Kayaking Promotion

Discover the fun and excitement of White Water Kayaking, in a safe location, with qualified instructors.
Learn strokes and techniques, during a two-hour session on the Laune River, near Killarney.

The aim of this promotion is to give flat water kayakers a taste of the next step, give complete novices the chance to paddle a section of river and also to let you know about the various Kayaking Courses on offer.

Date: Sat 20th & Sun 21st Oct

Location: Beaufort Bridge, Killarney to Killorglin road

Price: FREE

9am - 11am
11am - 1pm
1pm - 3pm
3pm - 5pm

All equipment will be provided.

To book your place please contact info@outdoorsireland.com or 086 860 45 63.