Youth Expedition
Programme

Rock Climbing - Expedition - Mountain Skills

Youth Expedition

 The Wild Summits Youth Expedition Programme is an outdoor education and adventure programme aimed at 13-17 year olds.

 

This programme aims to get young people outdoors and out of their comfort zones while exploring the great Irish Landscape.

 

Over the course of the 3 days participants will learn rock climbing skills followed by a 2 day expedition where they will learn the tools and techniques of navigation and essential mountain skills.

 

  • 3 days/ 2 nights.
  •  All equipment included.
  • Individual tents supplied.
  • All food included.
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders, Climbing Instructors & Outdoor Educators.
  • Participants need only bring warm clothing, boots, waterproofs and sleeping bag.

Price: €150

General Information

Drop Off/Pick Up

 

Drop off and pick up is at Ballykeefe Quarry in Kilkenny. 

 

Drop Off: 1030hrs 

Pick- Up: 1600hrs 

Refunds will be given if government restrictions do not allow the expedition to go ahead. Otherwise the expedition tickets are non-rerfundable.

They are transferable. If you wish to tranfer your place to someone else then please call or email us.

Wild Summits

  • Tent
  • Camping Mat
  • Rucksack
  • Gas Stoves
  • Cooking Set
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Food

Bring Yourself

  • Headtorch
  • Rain Jacket
  • Rain Pants
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Thermals
  • Warm Socks
  • Fleece
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks,Chocolate, nuts etc.
  • Spoon/fork
  • Bowl

Itinerary

Time

Activity

1030hrs

Drop off / meet and greet (Ballykeefe)

1100hrs

Ice breakers

1200hrs

Lunch

1230hrs

Rock climbing/ Abseiling

1500hrs

Expedition Talk

1600hrs

Expedition Kit – Tent set up

1800hrs

Abseil

2000hrs 

CampFire/ Adventure Movie

Camping overnight in Ballykeefe.

Time

Activity

0800hrs

Breakfast

0845hrs

Morning reflection + morning energizer.

0945hrs

Pack Kit

1030hrs

Last minute exped questions

1200hrs

Bus arrives at Nire Valley / Start hike

1800hrs

Arrive at camp

1800hrs

Camp and Food preparation

2000hrs 

Day reflection + games . Possible night wander

2200hrs 

Bed

Wild camping in Comeragh Mountains.

Time

Activity

0800hrs

Breakfast

0845hrs

Morning energizer

0945hrs

Pack Kit

1030hrs

Start hike + reflection on previous days skills

1400hrs

Arrive at bus

1445hrs

Arrive at Ballykeefe. Organise equipment 

1545hrs

Reflection + Achievement ceremony.

1630hrs

Pick up

Contact us

If you have any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Adventuring