Friday, 01 July 2011 02:20

Meet Weekend for Mt Kilimanjaro Team

Some of team taking in the views on Meet Day HikeJune 25th Meet Day/ Fitness Assessment Weekend for September Mount Kilimanjaro Team

And what a weekend it was! 14 of the team were able to join us on our Free Meet Day offered to aid their preparation for their trek of Mt Kilimanjaro.

The aim of the day is to allow the team to meet with their guide and fellow trekkers, discuss the trek ahead and any queries that may remain and run through gear required.

We also hit the hills and this weekend, we choose the route over Strickeen down into the Gap and crossed onto the 'Chimneys' to ascend Tomies Mountain. The routes we choose are part of a fitness assessment covering terrains and exerting energy simular to that of a typical days trek.

The benefit of this day has proved very successful over the past years and with most of the team staying to partake in the Night Hike,that together with the earlier hike simulates summit night, the team left the Lodge on Sunday feeling ready to take on the challenge ahead Kilimanjaro prep Night Hime in Reeks

Hi Lorraine,Thanks a million for a fantastic weekend- I can't wait until September! Kind Regards,Lisa

Two days of  trekking in great company with good food and comfortable lodgings. Our Fitness Training Weekend for Trekkers is geared for those wishing to take on a challenging trek or climb like Kilimanjaro, Elbrus or even Aconcagua and is recommended as part of a training plan.

We suggest you complete this course early in your training plan or at least 2-3 months prior to departure. This course is an ideal way to assess your fitness level with a long day on the mountains while simulating the summit day by starting in the dark early on day 2.

This course is designed for people who would like to use a guide to assess their fitness levels and to show them the fitness level required for trekking holidays that involve higher altitudes. (4000-6000+)

African Tour Leader Gerry Walsh enjoying day on Tomies


Congratulation's Megan..we will be in contact in the coming days to arrange delivery of your €200 voucher for use against any of Irish & Worldwide walks, treks, climbs or expeditions!

We know you have a keen interest in 'travel' and look forward to planning with you your adventure!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand and filled out our questionnaire. We are delighted to see so much interest in the outdoors and it was great to put faces to so many of you with whom we have spoken with in the past..and look forward to meeting again in coming months.

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 23:49

G.U.G.O.G.F Cork

Tony Nation and Ian O Neill led our first group on the Get Up, Get Out, Get Fit inititive.

The group walked from Carrigaline to Crosshaven and back. Everyone enjoyed the first of their 10 week walks plan that next week sees them heading to Ballyvorney for a 4hr walk, as an introduction to uphill walking.

''It's just the kick I needed'' was just one of the comments from the group as the day came to an end.

To get more information on this fitness building program, call Tony +353 87 2757768 or contact us here at the office for details

And what an adventure weekend it's going to be!

We are just back from setting up our stand (No 19 & 20) - Having been given a sneak preview of what's instore, We can only say if you can come along, Do!

Find new ways to spend your time or develop your hobbies. Test the gear, try the activities and find out how to get involved in new adventure sports and holidays. We will be available throughout the weekend to meet with you and discuss your next adventure with Irish & Worldwide Adventures. We also have some giveaways at the stand so please visit us at 19 & 20 : See a floor plan PDF on download attachment link  at the bottom of this article.

We have 2 tickets to give away enabling free entry on Saturday or Sunday, just text 'adventure' to 087 2594090 and a winner will be announced at 9pm friday evening. Competition Now Closed

Congratulation's Eddie Kavanagh of D24- See you over the weekend! We will be in touch to arrange for you to collect your tickets

Lorraine Gordon will be at the stand over the weekend to discuss Travel, Training & Expeditions

Tony Nation will be at the stand on Saturday & Sunday to discuss Bootcamps, Get Fit Programs & Teambuilding

Pat Falvey will be also be visiting the stand over the weekend and will speak at the 'Think Tank' supported by Outsider Magazine on Sunday at 13.30. See the Sunday Schedule below:

12.30 – Mark Flagler on tackling the International Appalachian Trails

13.30 – Irish explorer, Pat Falvey

14.30 – Adventure athlete, Mark Pollock, Geaorid Towey & Roisin Finlay

15.30 – The first Irish man to visit the deck of the Titanic, diver Rory Golden

16.30 – Ireland’s answer to Bear Grylls, Aebhric O’Kelly will speak about the psychology behind survival in the great outdoors

Have a look at Adventure weekend website for more details

Opening Times

Friday 20th May – 2pm-9pm

Saturday 21st May – 10am-9pm

Sunday 22nd May – 10am-7pm

Entrance prices

Adults: €15.00

Students & Seniors: €12.00

Children under 13 years: €6.00

Children under 3 years go free

Family Ticket: €40.00 (2 adults and 3 children)

Visit us at 19 & 20 : See a floor plan PDF on download attachment link below

 

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:58

Fitness Assessment Weekend Reviews

Mar 26th & 27th Saturday morning brought some of our June and September Kilimanjaro trekkers to the Mountain Lodge for a Fitness Assessment weekend in preparation for their adventure ahead.

The weekend kicked off with a briefing on the trek -  a presentation, a gear demo & briefing and a tips/ Q&A session. After lunch, the team hit the Reeks for a four hour non stop tough ascent that was to simulate a typical days trek on Mount Kilimanjaro On return the team broke for the evening- some departed for home, some went for dinner - all to return to the Lodge for Midnight.

At Midnight, we loaded up gear into cars and set off for the Gap of Dunloe. Ascending Purple Mountain, this Night Hike was to show what the Summit Night attempt on Mount Kilimanjaro would be like, following an earlier days trekking to final Camp. As we climbed pass the Lake, an explaination of simularities that we were meeting such as loose scree terrain, false summits, walking with limited visions was topped of by the freezing winds we met as we summitted Purple. A chill factor of -6 to -8 really put gear to the test. Ian, our lead guide provided us with an introduction to Night Navagation as we continued along our path surrounded by quickly dropping cloud. After 6 hours, we commenced desent just before the 'Chimneys' bringing us down 100 meters from our parked car.

Reviews include 'a great weekend' 'very impressed with very professional service' 'having done weekend, I am really excited and looking forward to trekking with yea' 'great weekend by a great company'

Our next Meet Day/ Fitness Assessment for trekkers will be held in June with Fitness Assessments available all year round. Contact us for further info or to Book your place now!

Monday, 28 February 2011 21:24

Camping Weekends

Trip:         Camping Weekend
Altitude:    2000 to 2500 ft (Various to location)
Route:      Kerry Mountains - Cork Mountains - Clare Mountains - Wicklow Mountains - Connemara
Date:        Summer & Autumn
Duration:  Various to Course
Grade:      Moderate  
Price:       Various to Course

Camping Weekends & Survival Courses Suitable for all - young, old, male, female, experienced or total novice to the outdoors. Individuals & Private Groups welcome.

We meet at one of our various locations throughout Ireland. After introductions, briefing (and maybe a light lunch!) your (survival) training begins.

While all courses at the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering have a course outline, skills are taught with 'hands on' approach in an informal, fun environment by our fully trained and highly experienced trainers.

Available throughout Ireland

Camping


A weekend of light weight camping & tuition in the uplands of Ireland. A wonderful experience to share with family, friends, work mates - All groups catered for. Skills Gained include introduction into the outdoors, backwoods cooking, Introduction to Navigation Skills & Irelands upland flora & fauna

3 Day Course


Learn to keep your head in difficult situations! Gain skills by putting them into practice. Course involve sleeping in the great outdoors (in self built shelters), Navigation Skills (Map work and Nature), Camp Craft and:

* Planning and Preparation for your time on the hills
* Fire Lighting & Water Sourcing
* Safety Measures & Essentail items to carry
* Backwoods Cooking (NO ANIMALS HARMED DURING COURSE)
* Emergency procedures & Survival Equipment
* S.O.S Signals
* Looking after yourself - Health & Hygiene
* And lots more...

Stag /Hen/ Occassion


Looking for something different - Look no further! Learn how to make your own shelters, how to trap and prepare as well as cooking your own food. An experience you will never forget. We can tailor your course to include special activities plus content as outlined in 3 Day Survival Course (surprise element!) Fun adventure weekend packed with activity

Family/ Group Adventure


Great experience to encourage bonding within families (without realising) or 'united' team approach within groups. Learn how to deal with situations as they arise! Children and adults cope differently, as in their way of learning. A young child may not take in everything that they are taught but participation leads to learning. Skills learnt encourage young and old to 'have a sense about them' We all do things at times without being prepared fully either mentally or physically. To take the time to learn some of the essential survival skills, it might one day prove to be invaluable and save your life or someone elses. Skills learned outlined in 3 Day Survival Course

Team Building


Just what your team needs to think as one! Combination of Survival Skills over 1, 2 or 3 Days to be tailored to suit your Company's needs

Itinerary


Friday evening - Sunday lunch time (or week day equilivent)

Contact us to discuss date availability

Weekends can be aided or unaided

Grade


Trek: Moderate Suitable to all and can be achieved by a beginner with training being provided as you go. A good level of fitness is desirable to allow you to enjoy your weekend

Date



Summer & Autumn - Contact us to check availability. Set Dates Coming Soon

Prices


Camping: €150pp Min No. 8 Max No. 14

Survival Skills: €200pp Min 4 Max 10

Teambuilding Course: Contact us to discuss details of your Event

Group Bookings & Discounts Available

Price includes:
Tentage & Cooking Equipment
Return transport to Start Point
Price excludes:
Personal items (See recommended Gear List)

Gear


Tentage and Cooking Gear Supplied. Personal Gear participants own

Equipment
3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Walking stick
Day sack/backpack
Headtorch / headlamp
Basic First Aid Kit
Water bottle
Penknife (useful)
Clothing
Good walking boots and socks
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
Trekking pants
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Underwear inc Long johns
T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
Hat
Sunglasses (summer) Goggles (Winter)
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
Other
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds & Repair Kit (i.e needle, thread, duct tape)
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera

Extras


We offer Free Pick Up & Drop off service within 15 mile radius of start/ end point. Accommodation can be arranged for nights pre&post course. Contact us for details

All course participants receive a Completion Certificate at the end of the course

Food: During the course, nature will provide your meals (with meat/ poultry being supplied) Vegetarians, Vegans or special dietary requirements can be catered for.



Published in Skills Training
Monday, 28 February 2011 21:07

Climb Fit Cork & Kerry

Trip:         10 Week Walking Camp (Introduction to the Hills of Ireland)   
Route:      Kerry Mountains - Cork Mountains
Date:        Summer - Autumn
Duration: 10 Weeks (9 half days 1 full day)
Grade:     Easy building to Moderate   
Price:       €200 pp
FULL DETAILS COMING SOON

Overview


Get fit and enjoy an introduction to the wilds of Cork and Kerry.

This 10 week fitness and appreciation course with the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering is not only aimed at improving your fitness. This course will also provide you with an introduction to navigation, safety and appreciation of the wild and wonderful outdoors.

Grade


Beginners - Intermediate

Date


Summer & Autumn dates available

Price


Price: €200 pp Minimum No. 8 Maximum No. 20
Price includes: Guides
Price does not include: Transport , Food , Gear

Itinerary

Location to be decided with your team

9 x half day guided walks in various terrains
1 x full day expedition

Gear


Gear supplied: Maps, Compass, First Aid Kit

Gear Required:
Equipment:
Walking stick
Day sack/backpack
Headtorch / headlamp
Basic First Aid Kit ( NOT REQUIRED)
Water bottle

Clothing:
Good walking boots and socks
Trekking pants
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants 
T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
Hat
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

Other:
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera

Published in Skills Training

Today in the Cork Examiner The team claims they have reached their Everest after been swept from their goal on many occasions in rescent years just as they were about to reach their summit beaten by the Green and Gold avalanche of their neighbours Kerry.

In reaching their summit today they contribute one of the elements to their success was their miliarty boot camp training in Bear Island last Easter on the 2nd of April.

The squad’s training camp in Bere Island off West Cork earlier this year – details of which were revealed in his All-Ireland diary in yesterday’s Irish Examiner by John Hayes – has been identified as a pivotal moment in their season.

Read more: http://www.examiner.ie/sport/counihan-ponders-future-131390.html#ixzz10BPCVCA2

This contributed to their belief of never giving up until the final whistle and that getting to the top was like eating an Elephant that it was to take each stage of the game like eating the elephant and that was to take each stage bite by bite and to never give up until they had the elephant eaten.

Pat Falvey Boot camps for your next training session.

 

 

Friday, 27 August 2010 13:39

Celebrity Expedition Hope Everest 2010

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Press Release - “Life is like a mountain, and we all have mountains to climb, we all have an Everest” Pat Falvey, world-renowned adventurer and expedition Leader

VIEW THE LATEST REPORTS DURING OCTOBER 2010 CLICK HERE

The Hope Foundation launched its Celebrity Expedition HOPE Everest to an excited audience this evening at Basecamp Adventure and Travel Store, Dublin. Donal McIntyre, Rob Ross, Philip Gray, George Mc Mahon, Teena Gates and Jenny Kavanagh were announced as the brave personalities who will take part in this a two-part challenge to raise funds for The Hope Foundation. The team will leave on September 30th and will spend twenty two days taking on this mammoth challenge.

The challenge is in two phases:  the team will first climb to Everest Base Camp and then some will go on to climb to Island Peak, which is at 20,305 feet. This will be a really tough challenge, requiring ice picks and ice crampons in their boots and the team will be tied together with ropes to reach the ice field!

The expedition will be led by experienced mountaineer Pat Falvey, who has climbed the seven highest mountains on the Seven Continents twice, including Mt Everest from Nepal and Tibet. Pat is also experienced in leadership and motivation and is sure to build great team spirit among the participants.

Hon Director of The Hope Foundation, Maureen Forrest said: “Every child on the streets of Calcutta is facing an Everest each day; their lives are about survival. HOPE is working to change that with over 60 projects that enable children to go to school, to be cared for, to stay healthy and to break the cycle of poverty. I thank the team from the bottom of my heart for taking time out to be part of this great expedition to change children’s lives”. see video of Kids in Calcutta.

People around the country will also have a chance to get involved in this expedition as HOPE has three unique ideas to let the supporters become part of the team. The first is the Every Step Counts campaign, which will see gyms and health clubs ‘step’ with the team. Total Fitness are the first gym to come on board and support this campaign. The Sign the Flag campaign urges schools, businesses, groups and communities to sign a specially designed flag which will be brought by the team and put on Everest. The third is the Mobile Mountain campaign where you can drop your old phone into Basecamp Adventure Store and hopefully they can make a ‘mountain’ out of the amount they have received.

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Press Release Ends

Quote from Teena Gates:

"Last year I weighed 23 stone and walked with a stick, this year I've got my health back and a chance to walk to the highest point on the planet.  The Hope Foundation is giving me an incredible opportunity to walk to Mount Everest Base Camp to help street kids in Calcutta. Pat Falvey's Irish & Worldwide Adventures (www.patfalvey.com) is giving me the skills to move mountains for this cause by coordinating the training and the trek to Nepal this October. Climbing my own personal mountain has brought me to the summit of Carrauntoohill with Pat and his guides; and opened a window of opportunity for me to a whole new world."

Teena Gates - Head of News 98fm

Quote from Pat Falvey's office:

"We are delighted to be involved with this fund raiser for the Hope foundation. Our first training session with the Hope group was on Carrauntoohil back in July. They are training hard at the moment in their own time but are back down to Kerry for their final training next week to be assessed on Climbing Equipment and techniques. We will have them fully prepared for Island peak leaving Ireland at the end of the month."

To get involved or learn more check out www.hopechallenge2010.com

The launch night was kindly sponsored by Basecamp store and Jaipur Restaurant.

Some pictures of celebrity's training in Ireland

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Friday, 20 August 2010 16:01

Celebrity Expedition Hope Everest 2010

“Life is like a mountain, and we all have mountains to climb, we all have an Everest”.

Pat Falvey, world-renowned adventurer and expedition Leader

Press Release:

The Hope Foundation launched its Celebrity Expedition HOPE Everest to an excited audience this evening at Basecamp Adventure and Travel Store, Dublin. Donal McIntyre, Rob Ross, Philip Gray, George Mc Mahon, Teena Gates and Jenny Kavanagh were announced as the brave personalities who will take part in this a two-part challenge to raise funds for The Hope Foundation. The team will leave on September 30th and will spend twenty two days taking on this mammoth challenge.

The challenge is in two phases:  the team will first climb to Everest Base Camp and then some will go on to climb to Island Peak, which is at 20,305 feet. This will be a really tough challenge, requiring ice picks and ice crampons in their boots and the team will be tied together with ropes to reach the ice field!

The expedition will be led by experienced mountaineer Pat Falvey, who has climbed the seven highest mountains on the Seven Continents twice, including Mt Everest from Nepal and Tibet. Pat is also experienced in leadership and motivation and is sure to build great team spirit among the participants.

Hon Director of The Hope Foundation, Maureen Forrest said: “Every child on the streets of Calcutta is facing an Everest each day; their lives are about survival. HOPE is working to change that with over 60 projects that enable children to go to school, to be cared for, to stay healthy and to break the cycle of poverty. I thank the team from the bottom of my heart for taking time out to be part of this great expedition to change children’s lives”. see video of Kids in Calcutta.

People around the country will also have a chance to get involved in this expedition as HOPE has three unique ideas to let the supporters become part of the team. The first is the Every Step Counts campaign, which will see gyms and health clubs ‘step’ with the team. Total Fitness are the first gym to come on board and support this campaign. The Sign the Flag campaign urges schools, businesses, groups and communities to sign a specially designed flag which will be brought by the team and put on Everest. The third is the Mobile Mountain campaign where you can drop your old phone into Basecamp Adventure Store and hopefully they can make a ‘mountain’ out of the amount they have received.

To get involved or learn more check out www.hopechallenge2010.com

The launch night was kindly sponsored by Basecamp store and Jaipur Restaurant.

Some pictures of celebrity's training in Ireland.

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