BOS Mountain Skills 1 Training

IMPORTANT UPDATE

The adventure agency are happy to take more people if needed so if you're looking to join us this weekend please contact Ronan on[masked] regarding payment. Don't forget to contact me on meetup, text [masked]) or email ([masked]) so I can add you to the list.

RONAN'S EMAIL

Hi,
Hope you are looking forward to your Mountain Skills course this weekend.
Please note the following:
·         Meeting point Saturday: Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/WuKnY
·         Time: 09:30am
·         Finish time: 4:30pm at the latest
·         Sundays meeting point and time will be agreed on Saturday but will be near Glendalough.
·         Weather: it will be very cold. Rainwear (jacket & trousers) are essential as are boots, we cannot let people onto the mountain without these vital pieces of kit.
·         Other important kit: torch with batteries, food (and loads of it), hat & gloves, snacks, drinks, if you have a sheet 56 map please bring it along. If not let us know and we’ll bring you a map.
·         Please don’t wear shorts, trainers or jeans/denims.
The first hour on Saturday will be indoors then we’ll be out on the hill for the rest of the day and Sunday. We don’t cover a lot of distance either day but there’s a lot to learn!
See you then, if you’ve any problems finding the location or if you have any questions please call me on            [masked]      .

Kind regards,
Ronan Mullen

The Mountain Skills (MS) course provides a general introduction to hillwalking in Ireland. Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency, it teaches the necessary skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course may be in a position to safely, and competently, take to the hills. The Mountain Skills scheme also provides foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader (ML).

 

Typically the training is divided into two blocks Mountain Skills 1 and Mountain Skills 2, each run over a two day period - 23rd and 24th February. I'll most likely be organising MS2 the following month.

 

PRICE

It's normally €150pp but the Adventure Agency has kindly offered us a discount of €95pp if we can get a minimum of 6. We've to pay in advance by cash, cheque or credit card. I'll provide the payment details later. I'll also update the start and end times and meeting point once they've been confirmed.

 

PAYMENT DETAILS
Ring the Adventure agency on[masked] or[masked]and ask for Ronan. "Mountain Skills on 23rd Feb with the Dublin Adventure Sports Group at €95"

OR...
If you'd like I can pay on your behalf. You can send your money via paypal to [masked]. Please include your name, email and mobile number. Make sure you update your RSVP once you've paid.

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT is Wednesday, 13th February. It has to be paid 10 days in advance.

 

WHAT TO BRING?

Map and compass - Available on request so let me know if you need one.

Hiking boots - This is essential. It will determine which route we will take so make sure you have one.

We will be hiking on both days so bring the necessities like water, waterproof gear, lunch and snacks, etc.

 

If people are interested we could also organise to stay the night in Wicklow. For more info check the Adventure Agency website or the Mountaineering Ireland website.

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  • Donal F.

    Hi JB, hope your keeping well. I never thanked you for organising the Mountain Sills 1 last month. It was well worth the couple of days trecking through the snow! Learned lots, I think, trying to put it into action before i loose it...I'll be free 13th and 14th April to do the mountain skills 2. Do I just contact Ronan the same as last time or do I need to go through yourself?
    Thanks

    Donal

    March 6, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Once Ronan starts taking payments we'll do it like last time. Tell me once you've paid and I'll add you to the list :) I'll leave instructions on the next event. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Hiking in snow was amazing!

      March 7, 2013

  • Jb M.

    I haven't actually set it up yet. I'll have to talk to Ronan about it first and set up another event for it. Sorry completely slipped my mind. Hopefully I'll have it sorted by tomorrow :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Caroline

    Thanks JB for organising this and thanks every-one for a great day! I've just uploaded some photos :)

    February 28, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Oooh pictures. Lol thanks for reminding me

      February 28, 2013

  • Joe

    Hey JB. Thanks again for organising the weekend. The 13th and 14th of April would be perfect for me thanks. Looking forward to it!

    Joe

    February 26, 2013

  • Gavan

    Great weekend. Amazing 360 views today of the snow covered mountains made it even more worthwhile. Thanks Jb for organising it!

    February 24, 2013

  • Jb M.

    Thanks everyone for participating. Had a blast. So when would everyone like to do the MS2? There was talk about doing it on 13th and 14th April.. to give everyone a chance to practice what they learned. Does that suit everyone? Please let me know if it doesn't. I would have to go with the majority though but will try to accommodate everyone

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Gavan

    FW: Road conditions very bad in Wicklow. Meeting time changed to 11:00. I'll text you in the morning with update. Can you let others. Ronan

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Mary

    Is there anyone driving from Dublin 2 Wicklow that can get a lift with - left a message on here 2 days ago, no reply yet, if I can't get there will need to cancel , have contacted organiser also, and no reply......

    February 21, 2013

    • Joe

      Mary. Just sent you an email with my details. Collecting at Connolly Station at 8 if that suits you.

      February 21, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hi Joe, by any chance, could I also meet you at Connolly at 8am?

      February 22, 2013

  • Joe

    I will be heading there from the Northside (Balgriffin) so I could pick up somewhere just off the M50 or in the City Centre on the way.

    February 20, 2013

    • Joe

      Hi Maria. Ye I'll be heading back to Dublin on both evenings. I'll send you on my number and arrangements later.

      1 · February 20, 2013

    • Mary

      Hi Joe, have you any space left for a lift ?

      February 21, 2013

  • farrel k

    Hi Maria ,
    I driving out from Harold's Cross but won't be driving back .
    Is that any good for you?

    February 20, 2013

    • Maria Elena J.

      I do need to get back to Dublin, but thanks for offering :)

      February 20, 2013

  • Jb M.

    Sorry guys for the late reply. I still don't know if I have the car or not yet. John has confirmed that he is driving. He'll be coming from the City Centre

    February 20, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Thanks guys for offering lifts. And they said chivalry was said :)

      February 20, 2013

    • Jb M.

      *chivalry was dead lol

      February 20, 2013

  • Maria Elena J.

    I'm getting a little nervous about how to get there in the first place.
    Obviously I'll have to cancel if I can't even get there. Is there a chance of getting a refund?

    Shall we be looking into the option of a car rental if no one has a car?

    Or is there a possibility of pushing the time later that we can get there by public transport (and return of course)?

    February 20, 2013

  • Mary

    Hey, I'm unfortunately not going to have my car this weekend, so would be grateful of a lift from Dublin, can meet wherever convenient, let me know, thanks

    February 19, 2013

  • Maria Elena J.

    How are you all getting there on Saturday?

    I checked out the transportation to the Brockagh Resource Centre to get there for 9.30am. It does not look like it is at all possible by bus or train as the earliest time to Rathdrum is after 10am!

    Is anyone over nighting in Wicklow?

    Would anyone be able to offer a lift from Dublin Saturday and Sunday?

    February 19, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Yeah we're all gonna have to carpool. So those with cars please offer lifts. I'm not sure if I have the car yet this weekend but I'll happily offer lifts if I do

      February 19, 2013

    • Maria Elena J.

      Awesome! Please let me know :)

      February 19, 2013

  • Jb M.

    Did everyone get Ronan's email then? If not I posted it above

    February 18, 2013

  • Donal F.

    Hi,
    I've just joined the group and would like to do the mountain skills 1 Training on 23rd Feb. I understand that the RSVP is currently closed. If i settle up payment by tomorrow, would I be able to avail of the 95 euro offer?
    Thanks Donal

    1 · February 11, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Hi Donal. Welcome to the group. Just make sure you mention that you're with us and you will get the discount. I'll add you to the list once you've paid

      February 11, 2013

    • Donal F.

      Hi JB, I just got off the phone to Ronan. I've paid by CC, so if you could add me to the list. I will look about getting a map and compas before 23rd. Thanks Donal

      February 12, 2013

  • Maria Elena J.

    I could have sworn I put myself on as attending! I've paid anyway.

    February 12, 2013

  • Borja

    Looks like I won't be able to make it

    February 12, 2013

  • Niall L.

    Hi, why has my status being changed to not going?

    February 11, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Hi Niall. Check your email. I've changed everyone to not going until payment has been confirmed. It's to get an accurate count of who's going exactly. Let me know once you've paid and I'll change your RSVP

      February 11, 2013

  • Gavan

    Paid, have map and compass

    February 11, 2013

  • Edel

    Sounds good count me in! Are people staying in Wicklow on the Sat nite?

    February 2, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Hi edel. I'm not sure about everyone else but looks like I won't be able to stay the night

      February 10, 2013

  • Sharon o f.

    Hi I wanted to enquire about activities but am not able to attend on the 23 rd

    February 6, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Hi sharon. Are you looking to do this on another date.

      February 10, 2013

    • Jb M.

      Contact adventure agency. I'm sure they'd be happy to accommodate you and a few others. You need a minimum of 6 to avail of the discount though

      February 10, 2013

  • Caroline

    I'll need to confirm the date a little closer to the time but would love to do this!

    January 20, 2013

  • Jb M.

    PAYMENT DETAILS Ring the Adventure agency on [masked] or[masked] and ask for Ronan. "Mountain Skills on 23rd Feb with the Dublin Adventure Sports Group at €95" OR...

    If you'd like I can pay on your behalf. You can send your money via paypal to [masked]. Please include your name, email and mobile number. Make sure you update your RSVP once you've paid.

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to but away that weekend

    January 8, 2013

  • Darren W.

    Not 100% yet but sounds like a good day out to me.

    January 7, 2013

  • Mary

    Have wanted to this for a while, count me in!

    January 7, 2013

  • Jb M.

    We'll try to keep it civilised this time if we do end up staying in Wicklow and heading out JP :)

    January 7, 2013

  • Jb M.

    PAID. Requested map and compass

    January 7, 2013

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