Single Rope Technique Training Course

SRTThe SUI is delighted to announce that there will be a new Single Rope Technique (SRT) training course running over the weekend of 4th and 5th October 2014 in Co Fermanagh.  SRT is the technique used is negotiating vertical sections of caves involving the use of harnesses, rope, karabiners and other technical items of caving equipment.  For most cavers this represents a core higher skill and use of SRT opens up a huge range of caving possibilities both in Ireland and elsewhere.  The course is open to SUI members and up to 6 attendees can be accommodated.  The weekend is aimed at those with little or no SRT experience and SRT equipment will be available for loan (although attendees are welcome to bring their own kit).  The weekend will involve a days indoor training on the Saturday in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh followed by an underground day on the following day.  To book your place or find out further details regarding venue and paying email SRT@caving.ie
SUI membership can be purchased here. Accommodation suggestions can be viewed here or alternatively the Aghnahoo cavers cottage is an option.  Please note the course does not include meals.

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BCLComing up soon are two SUI courses: book now to avoid disappointment!

Caving Fundamentals: the ideal introduction to the sport of caving. This two day residential course which is being run over the weekend of Friday night 5th til Sunday 7th September, provides a solid basis to the practice of caving through a series of lectures, equipment demonstrations and of course caving trips! The course is being run from the Burren Outdoor Education Centre, Bellharbour, Co Clare. Cost of the course is  €150 with balance to be paid on arrival.  Please note that price includes tuition, food and board and deposits are non refundable.  Caving Fundamentals is a prerequisite to Basic Cave Leader (BCL) training which is due to take place in October.  As an extra special offer on this occasion from the SUI the fee also includes basic SUI membership from the date of the course until the end of the year.  To book a place email suitrainer@caving.ie and to pay email treasurer@caving.ie

For more information on the Caving Fundamentals course click here

 

Basic Cave Leader: this is the SUI’s basic leadership qualification in caving and is used in the outdoor education and pursuits industry as well as in recreational caving. The training weekend is being run over the weekend of  Friday night 17th til Sunday 19th October at the NUIG Research Station, Carron, Co. Clare. Cost of the course is  €165 with a 10% discount applied if a place is booked and a deposit of €50 paid by 8th of September 2014. Balance to be paid on arrival.  Please note that price includes tuition, food and board and deposits are non refundable.  Please note that Basic or Full SUI membership is a prerequisite for BCL training.  To book a place email suitrainer@caving.ie and to pay email treasurer@caving.ie

For more information on the Basic Cave Leader qualification click here