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Women With Altitude 2019

Women With Altitude Killary 2019

Women with Altitude is the biggest all-female mountaineering meetup in Ireland.

It’s  a Mountaineering Ireland initiative to encourage women to take on greater challenges in mountaineering, be they personal challenges, technical or leadership challenges. Established in 2011, this initiative promotes and facilitates women’s participation by providing support with skills training and leadership development, inspirational role models and opportunities to network.

Women With Altitude is hosted annually, It’s a weekend loaded with mountaineering activities and courses in climbing, hiking, orienteering, and more. This years event is being hosted in Killary, Co. Galway. Participants can camp, or stay in the Killary Adventure Centre (subject to availability). Anyone interested can register here.

The rough schedule of events is as follows:

Friday 17th May

18.00 – 21.30 Registration

18.00 – 20.00 Meet and Mingle

19.00 – 22.00 Soup, sandwiches, salads, tea, coffee on arrival.

20.30 – 21.00 Short presentation introducing participants to the local area

21.30 – 22.30 Meet instructors for Saturday’s activities and the co-ordination of those interested in doing self-led walks or climbing on Saturday.

Saturday 18th May

07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 – 09.30 Registration Desk Open

08.30 – 09.00 Gear exchange swap shop collection open

09.00 – 16.30 Activities

16.30 Return to base: Tray bake, tea, and coffee.

16.30 – 17.30 Submit entries for photo competition (max 3 per person)

19.00 Guest Speaker

20.15 Dinner

22.00 – 22.30 Meet instructors for Sunday’s activities and the co-ordination of those interested in self-led walking and climbing on Sunday morning

22.00 – Midnight Did you ever want to find out what Connemara looks like in the dark? There will be a short, post dinner hike to round off the Saturday of Connemara adventures and experience the mountains in the dark. (Pack a headtorch!)

Sunday 19th May

07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast

8.30 – 9.30 Gear exchange swap shop collection open

9.00 – 10.00 Debrief session

10.00 – 15.00 Activities


Great Outdoors will be around in the mornings and the evenings with a pop-up shop for any last minute kit you may need. Registration is here for all those who want to participate!

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