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Overnight weekend

In Amazing Outdoor Spaces!

  • Expedition planning and leadership.
  • Navigation and Route-planning.
  • Remote Incident Management. 
  • Cold Weather Injuries.
  • Snow craft (ice axe and crampon skills).
  • Security on Steep Ground.
  • Efficient travel on exposed terrain.
  • Expedition pack management.
  • Expedition camp craft and hygiene.
  • Winter Weather forecasting.
  • Expedition Leave no trace training.
 
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Our approach.

Specialised expedition training weekends, learning the specific skills needed for long trips to remote mountain ranges and for climbing to high-altitude summits. We meet, we climb, we educate, we explore & we inspire by breathing fresh air back into the way we think and act in the great outdoors – Jason Black

Educate

Explore

Inspire

Expedition Locations


Bluestacks

The Bluestack Mountains in the province of Ulster, also called the Croaghgorm (Irish: na Cruacha Gorma, meaning 'the blue stacks') are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal,


Galtymore

Galty mountains, situated in the province of Munster is one of Ireland’s highest peaks and is classified as a “major mountain.” It is one of the 13 Irish Munros and is part of the Galtymore Mountain range made up of sandstone and shale, with 24 peaks above 100 meters.


Twelve Bens

The Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins, also called the Benna Beola (Irish: Na Beanna Beola, meaning 'the peaks of Beola') is a mountain range of mostly sharp-peaked quartzite summits and ridges in the Connemara National Park in County Galway, in the west of Ireland.


Snowdonia

Based in Wales with our celtic friends - The principal climbs of Snowdon massif itself will be the Glyderau, the Carneddau, the Moelwynion


Maamturk

The Maumturks or Maamturks (Irish: Sléibhte Mhám Toirc; the mountain of the pass of the boar) is a long, broadly-straight mountain range, consisting of weathered quartzite peaks in its central section, located in Connemara in County Galway, in the west of Ireland.

Meet your Guide

Trekking to Everest basecamp, climbing Kilimanjaro, Denali, Aconcagua or looking to go even higher, then this Expedition planning and leadership training weekend is just for you. 

Everything is covered from first time in a tent, how to cook outdoors, basic first aid, how read a map and compass ,how fit you need to be, what to wear and how to wear it. How to pack, how to be safe and how to have fun.

So if you are looking for that successful expedition advantage then book in with Jason today, his Leadership, Mountain knowledge and Adventure survival experience is exceptional.

“Super Safe and Strong” – Garrett Madison.

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Our approach

Our approach is a little unconventional. Inquiry-based, no-bullshit thinking and development programmes in amazing Irish spaces. Jason Black Mountain Guide and International Overnight Irish Expeditions Leader on the world’s greatest Mountains. Very few have ever stood on the summit of Mt Everest and on the summit of the savage mountain K2 arguably the hardest and most dangerous mountain in the world. Jason holds multiple high-altitude mountaineering world records, such as being the fastest human in history to summit Kilimanjaro twice in 22 hrs and Aconcagua traverse in 18 hrs. In making history Jason Black has joined that very small global club, placing him as one of the world’s leading high altitude mountaineers. His safety standard, mountain knowledge and adventure travel experience is exceptional. Jason works professionally with organisations and teams combining his business life skills his mountaineering experiences, leadership, and managing risk. Some recent examples include Linkedin, Pfizer Inc, Amazon, Facebook, and many others.

This powerful combination of people, process, and place unforgettably shifts minds, lifts hearts and stirs souls. We promise that our work together will not be dull.

Weekend price €149

Expedition dates
Adventure dates
27th - 28th August
27th -28th April
10th - 11th September
9th -10th May
24th - 25th September
10th -11th June
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Price Includes...

  • Expedition Tents provided
  • 2 full expedition mountain training days
  • 1 night wilderness camping training
  • Wilderness first responder
  • Expert designed itinerary
  • 15% Outdoor gear discount GOJB15
  • Great Fun and Laughs

Not included

Sleeping bags |  Personal Equipment | Expedition food | Personal cooking equipment | Snacks | Good weather.

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Your situation…

  • You know you’re looking for something different.
  • Your job developing your team can be difficult, creatively challenging, and hugely rewarding.
  • You know something needs to shift – but you might struggle to put your finger on exactly what needs changing.
  • You know you need to reconnect, refocus, and re-energise your team.
  • Does this feel familiar?

Courage. Challenge. Change.

Do those words inspire something that feels great, or are they a little daunting?
Let us reassure you, at The Fresh Air Leadership Company, care is a constant – and it’s just one of our vital values.

We offer a space that is physically and emotionally safe, so that you feel free and inspired to explore new ways of thinking and being.

Our promise…

I want you to feel engaged, safe, challenged, committed and inspired.
I want you to walk away feeling a greater sense of confidence in your skills and ability.
I want you to feel refreshed by our open, honest, professional approach and to be truly motivated by my purest mountaineering ethics and expedition experience.

Some really amazing learning came out of the expedition training. Jason’s expertise is different gravy. You can’t go and buy this experience off the shelf. 

– Michael Coleman

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Your leadership adventure starts here.

Your leadership adventure starts here.

  • A damned good listening to, with someone who holds you to account
  • Energised conversations – outdoors or closer to home
  • An improvement in the quality of your team’s creative thinking
  • To explore and evolve new perspectives through a physical and metaphorical journey
  • To develop real trust, communicate honestly, and collaborate well in complex scenarios…

Then you also know you need the unforgettable experiences we offer.

All you need to know starts here.

Print KIT LIST

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 Base Layers

  • 1x Long sleeve top base layer.

Mid/TopLayers

  • 1x Fleece to be worn over base layer
  • Hiking trousers

Waterproof/Windproof

  • Waterproof  Jacket
  • Waterproof bottoms

Insulation Layers

  • Warm jacket lite (Insulated Down or Synthetic Jacket)

Headwear

  • 1x Warm woollen Hat (ski hat)
  • 1x Baseball Cap to shade your face
  • 1x Bandana Jason provides on arrival.

Eyewear

  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Reading glasses 

Gloves

  • 1x Gloves 

Footwear

  • 2x Hiking Socks 
  • Hiking Boots: broken in and comfortable.

Sleeping Equipment

Mountaineering Gear

  • Expedition Backpack: approximately 50L
  • Dry bag or Black Bags: to line and waterproof inside of backpack 
  • Trekking Poles: adjustable (optional)
  • Headlamp: with 1 extra sets of new batteries
  • Compass 
  • 1:50,000 scale ISO Discovery series Map of the mountain range 

Travel Items

  • Travel Clothes and Shoes:leave in car for days travelling to and from weekend.

Personal Cooking equipment & Gas 

Expedition Food Items

  • Here is a great solution to all your expedition foods 
  • Arrive with breakfast Saturday
  • Lunch saturday on the mountain
  • Dinner saturday night; Dried expedition foods or noodles etc
  • Breakfast sunday morning; porridge add water. 
  • Lunch sunday on the mountain; Dried expedition foods.
  • Tea /coffee; Nescafe 3n1

Additional Food Items

  • Snack Food: bring a few days supply of your favourite climbing snack food such as bars, gels, mixed nuts, beef jerky, etc. variety of salty and sweet is good

Other Equipment

  • MIGET SPRAY (A Must) 
  • Plastic mug
  • Plastic Bowl
  • Plastic spoon 
  • Water Bottle
  • Water bladder for your Backpack (optional)
  • Water Treatment tabs
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, baby wipes and hand sanitiser
  • Small Personal First-aid Kit: include athletic tape, band-aids, Ibuprofen, blister care, etc.
  • Toilet paper
  • Small Garden trowel to bury your shit
  • Zip lock bag to bring your toilet paper home
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Mandatory kit

    • A smile and a sense of humour. 

Difficulty: Beginner to advanced; no previous mountaineering experience necessary; moderate fitness is helpful

At Jason Black Mountaineering, we strive to ensure that many of our programs are open to anyone with reasonable physical fitness. If you can hike 10km each day with a back pack on, then you’re able for the hiking weekend.  If you have a pre-existing medical condition or adverse medical history please let Jason know. 

At Jason Black mountaineering we provide the lightest available, high-quality mountaineering tents on overnight expedition courses. Clients will set up tents and establish camp, and cook.

During Jason Black overnight expeditions you will be provided a light weight two person expedition tent.

On Jason Black Irish Expeditions you will be required to carry a portion of the group gear one lite tent one 30m rope and your personal dried foods and small stove, in addition to your personal gear, sleeping bag & sleeping mat. 
Please take this into consideration as you choose which personal items and large backpack you critically need. Be prepared to carry between 10 – 15kg. An adequately sized weekend expedition backpack is required.

On Jason Black Irish Expeditions we start 8am early on Saturday morning and finish at 4pm on Sunday evening. Once you book on to the weekend, you will receive a location of where to meet, all the information you require is in the FAQ section above.