Women With Altitude 2019
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- Thursday 14th March, 2019
- By Kyle
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
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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