A Week For Women With Altitude - Her Outdoors Week  13th August - Mayo

A Week For Women With Altitude - Her Outdoors Week 13th August - Mayo

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Murrisk, Mayo

Mayo

Mayo

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Women With Altitude team is coming to a county near you! This week is all about building your confidence on the hills and crags.

About this event

HER Outdoors Week from August 8th-14th is an opportunity to re-ignite and re-introduce females to the outdoors. Mountaineering Ireland are offering ALL females of all levels of experience to escape to the outdoors and try something new. Mountaineering Ireland have put together a number of hillwalking based activities across the country for you. This week is all about building your confidence on the hills. There will be activities in locations around the country for those who are new to hillwalking to help increase your confidence and provide you with key skills to stay safe on the hills and crags and for those more experienced to develop your skills even more.

Each day will be run by a qualified instructor, the type of courses that will be on offer will be on navigation for all levels and the mountain environment! This is a great opportunity for all women interested in hillwalking to link in with peers and instructors in your area and develop your skills!

When & Where

Enjoy hillwalking throughout the week between the 8th - 14th of August. The activities are running nationwide - we have arranged over 12 activities in various locations around the country.

This event is in Mayo on the 13th August. Meet by the Causeway at Murrisk outside Westport. For women who have walked in the hills but have never navigated, and want to develop these key skills to become more independent on the hills . You will be learning the basics of navigation using a map & a compass and what to know when planning a route. This session will work at the level of the participants and seek to introduce and/or develop sound navigation practice in the hills. This course will look at the mountain, understanding it's shape and what to look for on the map, and when reading the map and what to look for then on the mountain. Touching on timing but mainly enjoying ourselves. Simple things to really help with understanding navigation. Osi Map 30 if you have it.

As there are limited spaces and we are trying to offer as many women as possible an opportunity to participate we ask you to only book onto one activity.

These programmes are partially funded with an entry fee of only €10 for an activity.

What gear do I need

Wear comfortable clothing like you would use for a walk - leggings, tracksuit bottoms, breathable T-Shirt and fleece & an extra warm layer. Be ready for the rain and pack a rain jacket and rain trousers. A hat and gloves might keep you safe from the wind. Wear good sturdy walking shoes or hillwalking boots with woolly or synthetic socks. Have a backpack with water, sunscreen, sandwiches and snacks, coffee, or tea. There is nothing more rewarding than a nice cup of coffee or tea drunk on top of the mountain. Don’t forget to bring first aid kit with plaster and bandages, personal medicine, inhaler, epipen etc.

In Addition: you can bring an OSI, Harvey or East West map of your local area and a compass if you have one. Bring a whistle but, hopefully, you won’t get lost. Maps and compasses might be supplied by the instructor. Have your phone fully charged.

Celebrate & Share. Share a photo or video on our social media - tag @ womenwithaltitude, @MountaineeringIreland

#HEROutdoorsWeek, #Womenwithaltitude, #Mountaineeringireland, #FindYourOutdoors

Disclaimer: Mountaineering Ireland recognises that climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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