8 March 2010

Find Yourself In Wicklow

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Find Yourself In Wicklow

Adventure Company, Outdoors Ireland, are running a Mountain Safety Promotion in the Wicklow Mountains this April, in conjunction with the Great Outdoors Store in Dublin. The fun and intensive days will give hill walkers the opportunity to increase their map reading skills, develop safety awareness, take compass bearings and deal with emergencies, while working in small groups with like-minded people.

Hill walking is rapidly becoming a blossoming activity, with increasing numbers of people taking to the Irish hills and mountains, for leisure, relaxation and fitness. While exploring the beautiful and sometimes dangerous mountains, it is becoming more and more important that hikers can use a map, navigate off the hills should mist and cloud descend and know what to do in an emergency.

‘More emphasis on fitness nowadays, coupled with the recession and also increased awareness in our fantastic great outdoors have led to large increases in hiking and hill walking’ says Nathan Kingerlee of Outdoors Ireland. ‘This increase is great; once we can leave the mountains as we find them and once people have the right skills to avoid getting into trouble.’

Kingerlee is hoping that the Mountain Safety Promotion, happening on both Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th April will equip participants with extra skills and confidence to enjoy hill walking more fully and even be more adventurous in the future. The day will be divided into morning and afternoon workshops giving participants a variety of choices. All abilities will be catered for, from novice hill walkers to experienced climbers.

‘Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend, with all specialist equipment provided and our qualified instructors will be on hand to answer any questions’ states Kingerlee. ‘The people I’d really like to see taking part are the occasional hill walkers who are dying to venture off the beaten track, but don’t have the confidence or skills to strike off across the hills yet’.

Participants are asked to pay what they think their workshop is worth; once they’ve covered the initial workshop cost of €45 per person.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great event and two brilliant days. All the best in April!