Autumn Lecture Series 2011
- News archive
- Tuesday 20th September, 2011
- By Paul
We’ve just confirmed a host of great speakers for our FREE autumn lecture series.
Richie Fitzgerald talks Surfing
The talks kick off on 5 October with legendary big wave surfer Richie Fitzgerald. Fresh from Eurosurf, the star of ‘Waveriders’ will share his experiences of surfing monster waves.
Shearwater Sea Kayaking – Introduction to sea kayaking navigation
Reserve some places on the Seakayaking Navigation course run by Shearwater Seakayaking. The course runs in our Watersports shop on October 11th & 18th. Places cost €80.00 and the course will be informative and fun.
Canyoning on Reunion Island
The guys from Canyon.ie are premiering their little movie about their exploits on the tropical island of La Reunion. Spectacular waterfalls and Jurassic Park reminiscent mist, make this a magical place to explore. Come see for yourself on October 12th.
FREE Great Outdoors Climbing Demo Nights
We are running some FREE climbing Demo nights at the indoor climbing wall in Trinity College on October 17th and 18th. Climbers of all abilities are welcome, you can try before you buy or quiz the expert climbers who’ll be on hand. The event runs from 6.00pm until 10.00pm.
Oxfam Trek Peru info evening
On October 19th, we are hosting a FREE info night with the guys from Oxfam Ireland about their upcoming trek to Peru. Taking a different approach from the tourist masses, their route will see them approaching Machu Pichu with yet more spectacular views whilst raising money for charity.
Concern Kilimanjaro Challenge
Concern Worldwide will be on hand on October 24th to talk about Mt Kilimanjaro. They have organised a challenge for February 2012 and if you are interested in taking part or indeed, tackling Kili at any other stage, then this is a talk that you will enjoy.
Helly Hansen polar guide Inge Solheim
Inge Solheim, the Helly Hansen Polar Guide, will be dropping by on October 25th to talk about himself and some of his exploits. From flying fighter jets in Russia to races to the South Pole, this former Pizza restaurateur and stockbroker will certainly entertain.
Winter Mountaineering with Setanta Mountain
Fans of cold and snowy Irish winters are very welcome along to our FREE talk on November 2nd. Dave Gaughran of Setanta Adventure Training will be on hand to explain how to milk even more fun from the frigid conditions as he talks about winter mountaineering, ice climbing and winter walking.
Greenland Mountaineering Expedition
On November 9th, fresh (ish) from their Greenland expedition, we have 5 members of the Irish Mountaineering Club in to talk about their recent trip to the Renland region. Planning some first ascents in an area choked with glaciers wasn’t easy. Find out how they got on.
Concern Uganda Tri Adventure Challenge
Anyone up for a serious challenge in 2012 should come along on November 16th when Concern Worldwide will be on hand to talk about their fundraiser in Uganda. Climb a mountain, cycle 220km of rural roads and kayak along the White Nile. Interested?
Rehab Five Peaks Challenge
Ever dreamed of climbing the five highest peaks in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Well now is your chance. Come along to Great Outdoors on 23 November at 7pm and learn all about the great Rehab Five Peaks Challenge which takes place from 3-6 August 2012.
Mountaineering Ireland Scottish Winter Meet
Want to know more about Mountaineering Ireland’s Scottish Winter Meet which welcomes all level of walker and climber? Then join us from 7pm on Monday 28 November for a free information evening. The meet takes place from 18-26 February 2012 at Inchree Centre in the Onich, between Fort William and Glen Coe in the Western Highlands.
Mick Fowler – the “the mountaineers’ mountaineer”
On December 2nd, we will be hosting the Dublin leg of Mick Fowler’s lecture tour, brought to you by Mountaineering Ireland. A true legend of climbing, Mick can recount tales galore….and then some. Tickets for the event cost €10.00 through the M.I. website.
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