Friday, 16 March 2012

Donegal Outdoor Instructor Course

FAS Outdoor Instructor Course

 This week was Week 1 of the rock climbing module of the FAS Outdoor Instructor program. This year long course and allows the participants to venture forth into the Donegal uplands, get qualified and become outdoor instructors.
 Mountain Skills training is in the Bag and now it was the start of their rock climbing careers.
 A day was spent on the Gartan indoor wall before 18 happy troopers descended on to Cruit Island the following day and for the following 3 days bucket loads of climbing techniques were poured on the eager participants. After 3 days of placing gear, belay building, top roping, bouldering, an abseil down "Tom's Diner" and of course climbing, it was back to Gartan for another day of belay building and playing on the indoor wall.
 And so to week 2...........

Belay Building in the Albatross Zawn

Top ropes at Outdoor Climbing Wall

View from the office window

A happy climber

First Route in the Bag! :-)

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