Your Safety, My Experience

Wilderness First Aid Certificate

This certificate provides foundational knowledge of common medical and traumatic problems that may occur in a wilderness, rural setting.

Course objectives:

  • Understand what makes first aid in the wilderness special
  • Evaluate the difference between non-urgent, urgent, and emergency situations
  • Identify and manage the most common non-urgent backcountry, countryside injuries and illnesses (including sprains, strains, blisters, cuts, burns, and more)
  • Recognize and appropriately manage urgent injuries and illnesses in a backcountry, rural  setting (including broken bones, dehydration, allergic reactions, and more)
  • Enlist help from higher levels of emergency wilderness response (Mountain rescue, coastguard, etc)

Mountain Skills (MS) 1 | Mountaineering Ireland

The Mountain Skills (MS) training course provides a general introduction to hillwalking in Ireland and the basics of mountain navigation.

Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency,

Mountain Skills training 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 Course covered the following topics:

          • Map reading
          • Grid references
          • Depiction of relief (contours)
          • Mountain hazards
          • Basic navigation techniques
          • Pacing and timing
          • Introduction to the compass
          • Personal Equipment
          • The mountain environment
          • Route planning

Safety during Covid-19

  • Risk assessments when working outdoors
  • Maximum 8 in a group for workshops or Nature Therapy sessions.
  • Masks and social distancing

Until it is safe to do so, all coaching and mentoring will be remote, unless it is in conjunction with a walk when social distancing will be observed and masks are optional.

Nature & Forest Therapy sessions can be conducted remotely from my ARK Garden or in person in groups of no more than 8.

Physical Risk/Disabled Access

The meeting room  for workshops has disabled access.

Any online work is useful at the moment, and in general for those who find it difficult to get out easily, for any reason.

All outdoor walks will be subject to a risk assessment, taking into account the weather, energy and fitness levels together with client preferences and all locations will be on established safe walking tracks.

Your Safety

    All outdoor walks will be subject to a risk assessment, taking into account the weather, energy and fitness levels together with client preferences and all locations will be on established safe walking tracks.

    I am a qualified guide and have my Wilderness First Aid certification and Mountain Skills training.