Just a quick word of thanks for a very well organised weekend of scrambling in Kerry. John was very good at explaining how to use the ropes and deciding what path to take when climbing. It was obvious he really enjoys being out on the hills and this enthusiasm rubs off on the rest of us. The weather was also lovely but I don't think I will be able to credit ye with this. Many thanks again, it's a nice change to go on a training course that was well orgainised and the guide knows exactly what he is doing, has all the equipment and it is in good order.
Just a quick note to say what a great weekend we had. John was an excellent instructor- we learned loads and would now feel confident doing a bit of scrambling ourselves. I would recommend this course highly and would recommend John as an instructor.
All the Best,
Just a quick note to say how much I (we all!) enjoyed the scrambling course at the weekend. Thankfully we got great weather which made it even better. I can't speak highly enough of John. We all found him to be an excellent instructor for the weekend. His teaching technique is second to none as is his knowledge and patience! What we wanted from the course were the skills to attempt more difficult scrambling routes by ourselves and I feel we definitely achieved our objective.
On the Saturday, we climbed Stumpa and onto Benkeeragh. All the time being introduced to different scenarios and new techniques. On Sunday, we were given 2 options - 1. Howling Ridge (with John as guide) or 2. Knocknapeasta and the Big Gun (for more instruction). Although it was a tough decision the deciding vote of the 3 was to get more instruction on the Big Gun. At the end of the day, however,we all agreed the further instruction had given us more confidence. We'll be back for Howling Ridge next time! I have attached afew photos if you want to use.