Dates: March-October (winter dates available for experienced walkers on request)
Location: Kerry- McGillycuddy's Reeks/Purple/Tomies/Dingle Peninsula
Duration: Two days
Distance: Approx : 12km each day
Grade: Trekking – Moderate to Strenuous
Price: €290 - details of inclusions below under price tab
See where you stand before a high altitude trek or climb…..Test the strength of your mind and body!
The aim of this camp is to simulate the physical and mental requirement on an expedition with us, whether it is Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Russia or Aconcagua in South America, You will experience a typical day on one of these treks, from the time you wake to the time you go to sleep. Both days simulate the physical and mental aspects of an expedition through trekking on varied terrain. At night we return to a campsite near our lodge where we simulate the camp layout you will encounter while on the expediton and its routine. We highly recommend this training camp if you plan to complete a trek abroad. Our fitness professionals will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
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Meeting Point: Pat Falvey Walking and Adventure Centre, The Mountain Lodge, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Walk Duration: Approx 6 hours daily
Distance: Varied – Approximately 12km
Equipment: Pack as per expedition list
Experienced Guides, demos and presentations.
1 x camping and equipment hire.
Parking and dinner on Day 1
Price: €290 per person - Group discounts available
09:00: Brief on the day's activities
09:15: Drive to start point and begin climb - 6 hours of moderate walking
16:30: Arrive at our campsite next to The Mountain Lodge
19:00: Presentation on Altitude Sickness/High Altitude Mountaineering
08:00: Wake up call
09.00: Breakfast followed by a Presentation on Clothing and Equipment
10:00: Depart to start point and begin climb - 5 hours of moderate walking
15:30: Arrive at Pat Falvey's Walking and Adventure Centre, located at The Mountain Lodge
15:45: De-Brief/question and answer session - Feedback on the day
Pack as per your expedition list, this camp is aimed at simulating the daily schedule on an expedition with us. You will leave all your sleeping and camping equipment behind while walking and only carry your personal backpack.
Additional Info: The campsite will be next to our Mountain Lodge. We will not be camping in an isolated area.