Special interest mountain courses
From beginners hillwalking to expedition training
Scrambling is often erroneously described as filling the gap between hiking and climbing. In reality it is separate from both, requiring its own set of skills and disciplines. In our introductory course we travel to North Wales to get a feel for the rock and to learn the basic techniques for safe travel over this terrain. At no point do we exceed grade 1 scrambling, and ropes, harnesses and climbing gear are not a part of this course.
Many clients have come to us looking for advice and training for an upcoming trekking holiday. To meet this demand we have created a specialist one day course, Expedition and Trek training, during which we can assess the clients fitness, answer their queries and concerns, and give advice on how best to prepare for the challenge ahead.
We understand that some folks are approaching hillwalking and hiking for the first time. The skills, techniques and equipment needed can seem overwhelming, and our Introduction to Hillwalking course aims to address some of these concerns. It is not comprehensive, but it is intended to give a degree of confidence to those who wish to start walking in the hills and mountains of Ireland.