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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Wednesday 11th Aug, 2021||Sunday 15th Aug 2021||5 days (FULLY BOOKED)|
All applicants need to have at least 2 years climbing experience and be competent lead climbers and belayers on an indoor wall and fit for big days on the hills!
Applicants must be aged between12 and 16 at time of course.
The rationale for this course is to give young climbers and mountaineers who may have spent the majority of their time climbing on indoor walls an opportunity to get outside and “up their game” in terms of operating in the mountain environment. We want to give all the students and opportunity to learn about rock climbing on the Mournes crags, placing gear, building belays, lead climbing, scrambling, navigating, camping and all the other things a good mountaineer does to get safely into and out of the crags and hills.
The attached programme is purely there to give a flavour of the topics and sessions planned for the week, as we will tailor the days to suit you the student and your aspirations.
Mountaineering Ireland has come on board with this week, offering the services of two key MI staff and see it as a great opportunity to develop a wide range of committed young people in the mountains.
If you are up for some adventures, challenges and incredible experiences you need to be here.
Tollymore and Mountaineering Ireland want to ensure young climbers across Ireland have the opportunity to learn new skills and have real mountain experiences. We aim to pack in the experiences day and night to keep you busy and out of trouble! (Is that possible?)
If you are aged between 12 and 16 and are a competent lead climber and belayer on an indoor wall then sign up. If you are not sure if this is for you then call us for a chat.
We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. If possible, you should bring the following: walking boots, waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), warm hats, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, day rucksack, waterproof rucksack liner (bin liner is ideal), water bottle, vacuum flask, personal medication, notebook and pen and camera. If you have your own technical rock climbing equipment, please bring it along.
The price includes all instruction from our experienced instructors, in-course transport and use of all technical equipment (if required). Tollymore has full public liability insurance, but personal accident cover is not included.
This course fee also includes food and accommodation from Wednesday to Sunday lunchtime.
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……