Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Skills Ireland

Winter Skills Days Ireland 2010-2011
As this cold weather continues through the winter it gives us some great winter conditions in the Mountains in Kerry, these days are aimed to give you the experience of walking with crampons and ice axe while under the supervision of experienced and qualified Winter Mountain leaders.

The guided climbs or Carrauntoohil will take routes with ground less than grade 1 winter, yo allow plenty of learning and introduce you to winter walking at a comfortable pace.
For up to date infomation join Irish Adventures facebook page

Cost is €60 per person including hire of equipment, ice axe, crampons and helmet
Ratio of instructor to client 1:6 max
Next dates Sunday 19th Monday 20th December
Christmas period 28th, 29th, 30th December and 2nd, 3rd & 4th January

These days are depended on conditions, email or text Noel on 0874190318 to get update on conditions and availability.

Sea Kayaks For Sale

2nd Hand Sea kayaks, 2 years old.
All in great condition, well looked after, minimum light scratches
3 Different types, prices between €475 and €550
Four Necky Manitou 14's, 14ft or 4m, all have drop down skeg, great for beginner/intermediate
One Necky Zoar Sport 14ft or 4.4m rudder
Two Necky Narpa's 16ft or 5m rudder
One Necky Kyook 15.7ft or 4.8m, rudder
Call Noel on 0874190318 or email or website contact us

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Skills Course Sc otland 2011

Winter Skills Training Scotland
Irish Adventures will run its hugely popular Winter Skills training course again in Scotland during February 2011. The course is a great introduction to the skills required to walk safely in winter conditions, whether in Ireland, Scotland or further afield. The four-day weekend courses feature walks on such classic mountain routes as Ben Nevis and other peaks around Fort William and Glencoe in the highlands of Scotland. The package comprises five nights' accommodation at a luxury lakeside chalet close to the bustling town of Fort William. Irish Adventures offers complimentary transfers from Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick airports - we can also arrange collection from a train station if pre-arranged. Collection on arrival will be at 7pm with departure from the airport circa 11am. We would advise early booking to take advantage of cheap flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon(Aer Lingus seems best). There will be regular shuttle runs to Fort William in the evenings for those who prefer eating out or for those who would like to go for a few drinks (especially to celebrate on the last night, of course!). No previous winter skills experience required but a reasonable to good level of fitness is recommended.
The Package Includes:
  • • Transfer to and from Glasgow airports
  • • All transport during the course
  • • Luxury self-catering accommodation at lakefront chalets
  • • Technician equipment, helmet, harness, ice-axe and crampons
  • • Highly experienced, qualified instructors
  • • Four days of intensive instruction and classic winter walking, including Ben Nevis

Course Dates 2011
February 8-13
February 17-22
February 22-27

Arrival date of collection is first date, departure date second eg On the February 17-22 course, walking dates are 18,19,20 & 21. The first day will concentrate on ice-axe and crampon work. Ben Nevis will be covered over the 4 days.
Total Cost: €575
The price is per person sharing a twin room; a single room supplement is available. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment and to take full advantage of budget flights.
You can get more detailed information on the contents of the course by contacting or Noel on 087-4190318

Mountain skills 2011 Dates

Location: Dingle, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Cork, Wicklow, Connemara, Clifden, Leenaun, Co. Galway or other areas on request
Cost:- non-residential 145 euro
- residential 185 euro (1 night) 225 euro (2 nights) per person sharing.

Dates: Available on request, please contact us.


8 & 9 January, Kerry

15 & 16 January, Wicklow, Glendalough

22 & 23 January, Galway

5 & 6 February, Kerry

5 & 6 March, Kerry

12 & 13 March, Wicklow, Glendalough

Location: Dingle, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Cork, Wicklow, Connemara, Clifden, Leenaun, Co. Galway or other areas on request

MS2: This course builds on MS1. It covers the use of a compass, route-planning and the preparation of route cards, night navigation, scrambling/ steep ground, mountain rescue and emergency procedures.
Cost:- non-residential 145 euro- residential 185 euro (1 night) 225 euro (2 nights) per person sharing


29 & 30 January, Kerry

5 & 6 March, Kerry

26 & 27 March, Wicklow

Contact Noel to Book course 087 4190318 or email