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Dates: March - October: Once a month Alpine simulated training courses.

 

Location: Kerry- McGillycuddy's Reeks/Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

 

Duration: Two Days and One Day Intensive.

 

Skills Taught: Ice axe and crampon techniques, harness and rope techniques: fixed rope techniques: cravesse rescue and glacier travel all taught in the comfort of a controlled enviroment in the confines of Pat's Mountain Lodge. It's facilated by Pat Falvey himself or one of his Adventure Consultants.  

 

Learn how to be self-sufficient traveling on snow and ice…..(simulated training)

The aim of this course is to provide you with the basicskills you will need to summit in winter conditions in Scotland, The Alps, The Himalaya, Russia and other mountains that require snow/ice/ mountaineering skills.We train you to be proficient in the use of crampons, ice axes, ski poles and other climbing equipment. You will also learn certain techniques used in glacier travel, crevasse rescue, fixed rope techniques and abseiling. We include a practical lesson on climbing equipment and other gear required such as your climbing harness.This course is recommended for people who wish to climb in areas such as the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas and all the great mountain ranges of the world.

 

Grade: Easy to Moderate and for Beginners to Advanced. You will learn a lot more by doing the skills in the controlled conditions here, in good weather. You increase your knowledge and proficiency before going climbing in the harsh conditions associated with expeditions or winter mountaineering. This is highly recommended remembering own companies philosophy "If you fail to plan then you plan to fail"

 

Price: €100 for 1 day course. 2 day course €200 non residential : 

Accommodation not included but can be arranged either in the Mountain Lodge or Local hotel or B&B's

 

Pat explaining the skills you will learn in the bootcamp.

 

Learn how to be self-sufficient traveling on snow and ice (simulated training)

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The aim of this course is to provide you with the basicskills you will need to summit in winter conditions in Scotland, The Alps, The Himalaya, Russia and other mountains that require snow/ice/ mountaineering skills.

We train you to be proficient in the use of crampons, ice axes, ski poles and other climbing equipment. You will also learn certain techniques used in glacier travel, crevasse rescue, fixed rope techniques and abseiling. We include a practical lesson on climbing equipment and other gear required such as your climbing harness.

This course is recommended for people who wish to climb in areas such as the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas and all the great mountain ranges of the world.

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 For 2017, all on Saturday 1 day intensive course:

  • March 11th  
  • April 8th  
  • May 13th
  • June 10th 

Time: 09:15 hrs

 

Meeting Point: Pat Falvey Walking and Adventure Centre, The Mountain Lodge, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry

 

Additional Info: Equipment hire/purchase available for those who have not yet bought ice axes/crampons/harness.

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Meet at the Pat Falvey Walking and Adventure Centre (located at The Mountain Lodge, Beaufort, Killarney) at 09:15hrs. Ready for action!


Skills covered: This is a general list and can be tailored to suit specific requirements for any expedition. Alpine Skills MLLet us help you prepare for your adventure!

 

Use and fitting of equipment: Boots, Helmet, Harness, Emergency Pack, Ski Poles, Ropes, Ascenders, Slings, Prusicks, Chocks, Cams etc.

 

Belaying: Securing yourself and others to the mountain, lowering and taking in using slings and other devices.

 

Glacier Crossing and moving on the mountain: Safe use of Ice Axe and Crampons.

 

Rope Work: How to tie in, safely move as a team, quick belay using an ice axe etc.  

 

Crevasse Rescue: Self Rescue, Assisted Rescue, Pulley and Z methods.

 

Gear Talk: What you have and what you need to succeed. 

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Gear

We recommend that you pack your normal trekking gear that you use on the Irish mountains but if you have technical gear please bring. You will be supplied with all technical gear on the day to train with, this way you can test any new equipment and ask us any questions you may have regarding your current clothing and equipment.

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Below is a basic clothing and equipment list for training:

  • 35 Litre Rucksack

  • Trekking boots.  

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Warm top, hat and gloves

  • Lunch & snacks

  • Camera and case

  • Ice Axe & Crampons: Provided by Pat Falvey's team if you dont already have.

 

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Snow and Ice Skills Dates

2017 One Day Intensive Courses :

Saturday March 11th

Saturday April 8th

Saturday May13th

Saturday June 10th

If these dates do not suit we can organise the trip for whatever dates you wish for four or more people! 

*Minimum group size of 6 applies per group as per dates above, dates may change due to weather changes*