18 February 2020

Bushcraft Navigation 1 Syllabus

Bushcraft Navigation 1 Syllabus

 
Escape Navigation - Hit Safety
Landmark Navigation - Hit Point
Cardinal Navigation - Hit North

Escape Navigation:
No Location - No Destination - Go Somewhere Invisible/Sensible

Landmark Navigation:
No Location - No Destination - Go Somewhere Visible/Sensile

Cardinal Navigation:
Yes Location (Approx) - Yes Destination (Approx) - Go Somewhere Definite

Cardinal Navigation:
Go North - Have Compass - Use Compass
Go North - No Compass - Make Compass - Use Compass
Go North - No Compass - Make Direction - Use Direction

Walking Pole
Rule Of Three

Make Compass:
Wet Compass
Dry Compass

Make Direction:
Sun
Cloud
Wind
Rain
Snow
Vegetation
Animal
Water

Five D:
Direction
Distance
Duration
Destination
Description

Timing
Pacing

Tick Off Point
Cut Off Point

Handrail
Ping Pong

Map Use
Map Make
Map Memory

Grid Reference:
Map
GPS
Phone

Vegetation Grade
Body For Vegetation
Pole For Vegetation
Pole For Blind
Blind Defensive Position

Sense Awareness:
Sight
Sound
Smell
Touch
Taste

Slope Aspect
Taking A Bearing On Ground
Following A Bearing On Ground
Boxing Small
Boxing Big

Base Camp Boxing
Base Camp Radiating

Blazing:

Bend
Snap
Cut

DDECKSSS
Weather Interpetation
Weather Awareness



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16 February 2020

Learn To Lead Climb (RC3) Syllabus

Learn To Lead Climb (RC3) Syllabus


Day 1:
RC1 Day 1

Day 2:
RC1 Day 2

Day 3:
Lead Climb Set Up (Three Anchors) - Flat
Lead Climb Set Up (Three Anchors) - Crag
Climb/Top Out
Lead Climb With Pre Placed Gear/Safety Rope
Double Anchor To Single Anchor
Equipment Knowledge

Day 4:
RCI Scheme
Hard Climbs
Techniques
Sling Placement
Wire Placement
Hex Placement
Place Gear/Remove Gear While Climbing

Day 5:
Lead Climb
Guide Book

Day 6:
Lead Climb
Guide Book



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13 February 2020

Learn To Rock Climb (RC1) Syllabus

Learn To Rock Climb (RC1) Syllabus


Harness/Helmet
Rope Safety
Crab Safety
Clip In
Climb
Lower
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

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 Prussik, Using Safety Rope
Abseil With Prussik, Using Safety Rope
Foot Work/Watch Feet
Balance/Small Moves
Instructor Demo
Techniques


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11 February 2020

Bushcraft Navigation 1 Course : 22nd & 23rd Feb

Have you always wanted to be able to navigate the wilds without map and compass; using natural bushcraft methods, such as vegetation, wind, sun, animal tracks?

We have a weekend Bushcraft Navigation 1 Course on 22nd & 23rd Feb. 930am-530pm each day and beginner friendly. Price is €200 per person.

These skills, and awareness, will cover you for all environments from jungle to mountain to desert.

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6 February 2020

Bushcraft Survival 1 Syllabus

Bushcraft Survival 1 Syllabus


Survival Pyramid
Order Of Priority
Rule Of Three
Hypothermia
Hyperthermia
Dehydration
Personal Care

Gear Wear
Gear Carry


Sense Awareness
Landscape Awareness
Resource Awareness

Multi Task
Base Camp
Main Camp


Water Gather
Water Filter
Water Boil
Water Access

Forage Plant
Forage Animal
Forage Test


Fishing
Snaring
Butchering

 
Fire Build
Fire Manage
Fire Cook

Shelter Build
Mattress Build
Bag Build

Toilet

Wood Ash
Wood Charcoal

Cordage
Knot Work
Knife Work
Tarp Work


Signalling
Radioing

Leave No Trace (Owner/School/Environment/Stealth)

Survival Tin

Survival First Aid (Blister/Cut/Sprain/Fracture/Stomach/Head/Back/Crutch/Stretcher)


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30 January 2020

Bushcraft Skills 1 Course : 8th & 9th Feb : Places Available


Bushcraft Skills 1 Course in Glengarriff/Cork, coming up on 8th & 9th Feb. I have a couple of places still available to book for it. Get in touch on 086 860 45 63 or info@outdoorsireland.com if interested. Thanks, Nathan

29 January 2020

Kayak Instructor/Kayak Guide Position Available For Killarney National Park

We have a paid 'full time summer season' position available, for an experienced and qualified kayak instructor. You will be joining a small, hard working, motivated team; running quality kayaking tours in Killarney National Park/Kerry.

Level 3 Kayak Inst ideal, but may consider an experienced Level 2 Kayak Inst. Own vehicle essential, and ability to work self-sufficient.

You would be based in Killarney for the summer, and ideally looking to join the OI team long-term, not just for one summer.

Please email Nathan on info@outdoorsireland.com. To give you an idea of our work here is our trip advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186612-d2004763-Reviews-Outdoors_Ireland-Killarney_County_Kerry.html

28 January 2020

Great (And Chilly) MS1 On The Caha Mountains Last Weekend

Huge thanks and well done to everyone completing Mountain Skills 1 last weekend in the Caha Mountains! One day of thick mist and freezing rain in the desolation of Barley Lake; followed by one day of blue sky sun on the Cork/Kerry border 😀

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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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 days per week; depending on your schedule - and what suits you. 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