A Week For Women With Altitude - HER Outdoors Week

HER Outdoors Week 2022

Date: 8-14/8/2022
Venue: Nationwide

Mountaineering Ireland are offering females of all experience levels to escape to the outdoors and try something new.

HER Outdoors Week from August 8th-14th is an opportunity to re-ignite and re-introduce females to the outdoors.

Mountaineering Ireland have put together a number of hillwalking based activities across the country for you. This week is all about building your confidence on the hills. There will be activities for those who are new to hillwalking to help increase your confidence and provide you with key skills to stay safe on the hills and for those more experienced to develop your skills even more.

Each day will be run by a qualified instructor, the type of courses that will be on offer will be on navigation for all levels and the mountain environment! This is a great opportunity for all women interested in hillwalking to link in with peers and instructors in your area and develop your skills!

When & Where

The activities are running nationwide - we have arranged over 11 activities in various locations around the country. Please see dates and locations below and book your ticket now: 


Wednesday 10th August

Bricklieve Mountains - Co Sligo

Register here

Glendalough Visitor Centre, Co. Wicklow

Register here


Thursday 11th August 

Leenaun, Co. Galway

Register here


Friday 12th August

Leenaun, Co. Galway

Register here

Ben Bulbin via Kings Gully, Co. Sligo

Register here


Saturday 13th August

Murrisk, Co. Mayo

Register here

Cronin's Yard, Co. Kerry

Register here


Sunday 14th August

Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Register here

Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

Register here

Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim

Register here

Galtees, Co. Tipperary

Register here

For more information, please click here

What gear do I need

Wear comfortable clothing like you would use for a walk - leggings, tracksuit bottoms, breathable T-Shirt and fleece & an extra warm layer. Be ready for the rain and pack a rain jacket and rain trousers. A hat and gloves might keep you safe from the wind. Wear good sturdy walking shoes or hillwalking boots with woolly or synthetic socks. Have a backpack with water, sunscreen, sandwiches and snacks, coffee, or tea. There is nothing more rewarding than a nice cup of coffee or tea drunk on top of the mountain. Don’t forget to bring first aid kit with plaster and bandages, personal medicine, inhaler, epipen etc.

In Addition: you can bring an OSI, Harvey or East West map of your local area and a compass if you have one. Bring a whistle but, hopefully, you won’t get lost. Maps and compasses might be supplied by the instructor. Have your phone fully charged.

Celebrate & Share. Share a photo or video on our social media - tag @ womenwithaltitude, @MountaineeringIreland

#HEROutdoorsWeek, #Womenwithaltitude, #Mountaineeringireland, #FindYourOutdoors

Disclaimer: Mountaineering Ireland recognises that climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


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