27 February 2014

Website Issues

Apologies; having some major website issues. If in doubt you can reach me on info@outdoorsireland.com or +353 (0) 86 860 45 63.

Thanks, Nathan

21 February 2014

Intro White Water Kayak Course In Killarney

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd March

Learn The Skills & Techniques To Paddle White Water Rivers

White Water Kayaking is a two day kayaking course on Kerry rivers.

Over the two days you will learn the kayak strokes and techniques to paddle on fast flowing rivers, as part of a group. You will have an introduction to river rescues, defensive swimming and use of throw ropes.

At the end of this course you will have a solid introduction to river kayaking and white water skills, plus have an understanding of safety awareness and river hazards. This course is the first step in moving from Level 2 Proficiency to Level 3 Proficiency, which is certified by Canoeing Ireland.

Price: €150 Per Person
10am - 5pm
Equipment Provided

To Book Please Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63
Click Here To See All Of Our Kayak Training Courses

20 February 2014

Learn To Rock Climb Course Syllabus

Learn To Rock Climb Course Syllabus
(RC1 Course Syllabus)

Day 1:

Rope Safety
Crab Safety
Clip In
Lower Off
Belay With Italian Hitch
Buddy Check
Climbing Calls
Crab Cross Load Check
Team Climb/Belay
Instructor Demo
Coaching Calls
Tie In With Figure Eight/Stopper
Italian Hitch
Clove Hitch
Flake Rope
Coil Rope

Day 2:

Team Climb/Belay
Recap Day 1
Belay With Belay Plate
Belay In Top Rope Position
Climb/Top Out
Sling Daisy Chain
Sling Placement For Thread & Spike
Abseil Without Prussic Using Safety Rope
Abseil With Prussic Using Safety Rope
Foot Work/Watch Feet
Balance/Small Moves
Instructor Demo

Learn To Rock Climb Techniques
(RC1 Techniques)

Pivot On Feet
Hand Cross
Foot Cross
Side Pull
Skip Feet
Under Pull
Balance/Small Moves
Foot Work/Watch Feet

Click Here For Details On Our Rock Climbing Courses
Click Here To Book A Rock Climbing Course

19 February 2014

18 February 2014

Manchán Magan

Really exciting time coming up!

Manchán Magan; travel writer, journalist, documentary maker; is joining us for several occasions over the coming weeks, to write and podcast about some of our tours and training courses.

First one is a Mountain Skills Course in the Burren/Galway this weekend. Can't wait to meet him!

Here is his website: www.manchan.com

Mountain Skills 2 Training In Kerry, On Mangerton

Mountain Skills 2 Training, Day 1, Up On Mangerton With The Paps Way Off In Background

Figuring Out Tick Off Points And Cut Off Points!

17 February 2014

Kayak Tour Through Muckross Lake On Saturday

Paddling Through Young Oaks Near Dinis Cottage On Muckross Lake

Sun Beginning To Set Over The Pines And Oaks Of Torc

Purple Cloud Over Purple Mountain, Still With A Sprinkling Of Snow On Top

Our Next Guided Kayak Tour Is Sat 22nd Feb. Click Here For More Details

14 February 2014

Storm Damage

Sorry if office has been hard to get through to last few days. Issues with electricity and internet. Sorted now and back into office on Mon.

Upcoming Places Are Up To Date Here:

7 February 2014

New Base At Muckross Park Hotel

We have just opened a base at Muckross Park Hotel, where our Kerry office, meeting room and class room, are now located. Thanks to Sean, Daniel and so many others at the hotel who helped to make it happen. I will get some photos up soon.

Our Galway operation is runnning as normal; with a Mountain Skills 1 in the Burren in a couple of weeks and our guided sea kayak tours about to kick off.

Roll on the spring! Nathan

6 February 2014

Mountain Skills 2 - Kerry - 15th & 16th Feb

We have one space left on a Mountain Skills 2 in Killarney, Kerry, on 15th & 16th Feb. The price is €155 per person.

This course is a step up from Mountain Skills 1 and covers navigation techniques, compass work, night navigation, steep ground work and emergency procedures.

For More Details Or To Book Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

5 February 2014

White Water Kayak Training

We have some White Water Kayak Training Courses coming up and some nice water levels in our Kerry rivers! Here are the details.

White Water - Level 3 Proficiency Training
Fri 7th & Sat 8th Feb : €150pp
Previous River Kayaking Experience Needed

White Water - Level 3 Proficiency Training
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Mar : €150pp
No River Kayaking Experience Needed

Learn To Kayak White Water In Six Days

Tues 4th - Thurs 6th Mar
Followed By
Sat 15th - Mon 17th Mar
€440pp : Beginners Welcome

Click Here For More Details On Our River Kayaking Courses

Contact Nathan To Book:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

1 February 2014

Half-Price Carrauntoohil Guided Climb

Half-Price Carrauntoohil Guided Climb
To kick off 2014 join us for a guided climb of Ireland's highest mountain, rising above the majestic MacGillycuddy Reeks. Savour spectacular views, or enjoy the tumbling waterfalls and swirling mists; depending on the weather! 

Date: Thurs 20th Feb
Discounted Price: €37.50 Per Person
Time: 9am - 5pm
Hiking Boots Provided

To Book Please Make Full Payment Here: www.outdoorsireland.com/paypal.php
As This Is A Special Offer Please Note This Payment Is Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable 

Any Questions? Please Email Nathan: info@outdoorsireland.com

Stand On The Spectacular Summit Of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Mountain

Climb through glaciated corries, past deep mountain lakes and along ice carved ridges to stand on Carrauntoohil's lofty cloud strewn summit, at 1040 meters above sea level.

From the top of Ireland's highest peak savour breathtaking views over the Iveragh, Beara and Dingle Peninsulas, as far as Skellig Michael and the Blasket Islands. Discover legends and local history with an experienced, knowledgeable guide, as you explore the majestic MacGillycuddy Reeks.

On a misty day enjoy the excitement of swirling cloud, piercing rays of sunshine and the occasional treat of views revealed through a friendly parting in the clouds.

View From New Office Window This Morning, Across Part Of Killarney National Park

Oak Woods Of 'Blue Pool Woods' Raging In The Wind

Thick Sprinkling Of Driven Snow On Mangerton & Devil's Punchbowl