Pre Expedition Training

PRE EXPEDITION TRAINING IN CONNEMARA, WICKLOW AND KERRY:
We know that travelling overseas can be daunting, especially if it is your first time on an expedition. Therefore we have designed a pre expedition training two day program that can be tailored to your trek or expedition. Depending on your trip requirements you may spend two days trekking, one night wild camping in remote mountain conditions that are similar to those that you will experience on your planned international trip. Contact us for individual training advice. 
This will be a great opportunity to really get to know some fellow travelers and you will also get to try out the equipment you have bought to take on your trek or expedition, and help break in those boots! This is ideal for those groups with very little experience of outdoor environments. This would also be for groups that may require a little more team bonding.
It will demonstrate the level of fitness that is required, and help you to be much better prepared both mentally and physically. It will also help to make you even more excited about what you will be doing in the field, and enable you to get the most out of your expedition. The pre expedition training program is flexible according to your group’s aims, ambitions and destination. The following topics will be covered during the training program in order to make life on the trek or expedition that little bit easier!
TOPICS COVERED:
– Trip planning and preparation
– Fitness and diet
– Equipment
– Camp management skills
– Acclimatisation – Symptoms and Treatment of Altitude Illness
– Decision making/risk analysis at altitude
– Sanitation
– Team work
– Leave no trace principles
SAFETY:
The field days will be run as a safe, fun, outdoor experience. Our educators are qualified Mountain Leaders with relevant insurance and are certified in First Aid. Prices may vary depending on the training requirements. For a two day trekking and overnight wild camping experience, prices are as follows:
PRICE PER PERSON:  €185
Phone: +353 (01) 2544011
Email: info@iantaylortrekking.com

EQUIPMENT: WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
You will need to provide your own:
– Walking boots or strong soled shoes
– 3-season sleeping bag (with a temperature comfort rating of
around -5 C/ -10C)
– Personal walking clothing and equipment (such fleece base layers,
Nalgene etc)
–  Packed lunch for each day and food for overnight camp
OPTIONAL PROVIDED KIT 
– Map & compass
– 3 – person backpacking tent
– Sleeping mat
– Stove, gas canister, pan, spoon, bowl & mug
– Waterproof rucksack (bag)
– Survival bag
– Head-torch *
–  First Aid kit *
* if required